The Ultimate Guide to Editing PDFs for Free in Word

PDF files are a popular format for sharing documents, but they can be difficult to edit. If you need to make changes to a PDF file, you may be wondering how to edit it without purchasing expensive software. Fortunately, there is a solution: editing PDFs for free in Word. In this article, we will guide you through the process of editing PDFs using Word.

Converting PDFs to Word

The first step in editing a PDF in Word is converting the file. This can be done using an online converter or by opening the PDF directly in Word.

One popular online converter is Smallpdf. Simply upload your PDF file and select “Word” as the output format. Once the conversion is complete, download the new Word document and open it in Microsoft Word.

Alternatively, you can open the PDF directly in Word by selecting “Open” from the “File” menu and choosing your PDF file. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to convert the file. Click “OK” to proceed.

Editing Text

Once your PDF has been converted to a Word document, you can begin editing text. To do this, simply click on any text area and start typing. You can also delete or move text by highlighting it and using the backspace or cut and paste functions.

If you want to change fonts or formatting, select the text and use the formatting tools in the Home tab of Microsoft Word.


Editing Images

If your PDF includes images that need editing, you can do this in Word as well. Simply right-click on an image and select “Format Picture”. From here, you can adjust size, brightness/contrast levels, add borders or effects, crop images or even change their position within your document.

Saving Your Changes


Once you have finished making all necessary changes, it’s time to save your document. To do this, simply select “Save” from the “File” menu. This will save your changes to the Word document.

If you need to share the document as a PDF, you can also convert the Word file back to PDF format. This can be done by selecting “Save As” from the “File” menu and choosing “PDF” as the output format.



Editing PDFs in Word is a simple and cost-effective solution for those who need to make changes to their documents. By following these steps, you can easily convert your PDFs to Word and start making edits right away. With practice, you’ll be able to produce professional-level documents that meet all of your needs without ever needing expensive software or services.

This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.