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How to Compress PDF to Word Online and Offline

If you have a large PDF file, you may want to convert it to Word format as a way to break up the content and share it more easily. This is possible because it is much easier to edit, cut and copy content in Word format than you would on a PDF.

But without the right tool, it can be very hard to compress PDF to Word since most converters will alter the makeup of the original file, making it twice as hard to edit the content. In this article, we will share with you two ways that you can compress PDF to Word more easily so you can then edit the PDF document any way you want.

Way 1. How to Compress PDF to Word Offline

The best way to compress PDF to Word is to use UPDF to convert the document to Word format. This PDF converter is an ideal solution because it is designed to convert PDF documents regardless of the size of the document. It will also retain the original formatting of the document so you don't have to go through the entire file just to find what you are looking for when editing the resultant Word document.

It also has a very simple user interface that makes the conversion process very simple. In fact, we will reproduce this conversion process here, just to show you how easy it is.

Here's how you can use UPDF to compress PDF to Word on your computer:

Step 1: Import the Large PDF File

If you don't already have UPDF installed on your computer, begin by installing it on your computer. Open the program once it is installed and then click on the "Open File" button in the middle to import the PDF file that you would like to convert. You can also just drag and drop the file into the main window.

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Step 2: Select the Output Format

On the right, you should see the "Export PDF" icon.

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There will be various types of formats in that which you can convert the PDF file. To convert it to Word Format, click on "Word".

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Step 3: Compress PDF to Word

Click "Export" to start the conversion process and then choose a folder on your computer where you can save the converted file.

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The folder with the converted Word file will open automatically once the conversion is complete.

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Way 2. How to Compress PDF to Word Online with iLovePDF

You can also use an online tool to compress PDF to Word. Online converters like iLovePDF are often free to use and can be accessed on any browser, meaning you don't have to install any programs on your computer to convert the document.

iLovePDF in particular will allow you to compress PDF to Word in a few simple steps and unlike many other online tools, you'll also get to keep the original formatting.

To use this online PDF to Word converter, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: On any browser, go to the iLovePDF website to open the PDF to Word converter tool.
  • Step 2: On the main screen on this webpage, click on "Select PDF file" and browse your files for the PDF file that you want to convert to PDF. You can also drag and drop the file into this window.
  • Step 3: Once the file has been successfully added, click on "Convert to Word" to begin the conversion process.
  • Step 4: When the file has been successfully converted to PDF, click on "Download" to save the Word document to your computer. iLovePDF will also give you the option to save the converted file to Google Drive or Dropbox.
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While this process may seem convenient and very easy, we must warn you that like most online converters, iLovePDF will limit your conversion process by limiting the size of the file that you can convert in this way. You may also not want to convert documents with sensitive information in this way as there is no guarantee of data safety.