Convert PDF to Word doc
Word 2013 and 2016 for Windows both offer the ability to convert PDF's to .docx files. This functionality would allow Mac users to avoid the cost of an Adobe Acrobat DC subscription to convert files. This has been one of the most useful additions for day to day work that I have found in the newest version of Win Word, and I sorely miss it using Word for Mac 2016.
We’re pleased to share with you that we’ve addressed this long-standing feature request: the ability to open a PDF, convert it to a Word document, and start editing! This capability is available to Office 365 subscribers starting from build 16.29 (19082004).
Derik, on behalf of the Word team
I cannot open word for some reason
Graham Kennedy commented
This morning I received notification from Microsoft that this feature is now available - but it doesn't seem to work with an Office 365 subscription for Mac :-( https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/edit-a-pdf-b2d1d729-6b79-499a-bcdb-233379c2f63a
I just checked "What's New" for Word for Mac version 16.28 (19081202). Says we can open PDF files and edit them. I've tried tens of PDF files -- none open. I"m always greeted with "Select the Encoding that makes your document readable".
The binary PDF files have different header versions (mostly 1.4). But they are all just looking like binary files when I open them in word.
Looks like this was added as a new feature, but it's working 0% for me just to get the files open.
Dr. Gayle Grant commented
Please allow opening/editing of PDF files in MS Word 365 for Mac, this would be tremendously helpful. Thanks
Margaret Johnson commented
When I have saved a Word document as a PDF, I can't open it from the documents list; I get a convert file notice and none of the conversion options work. So I can't open the file. It will open from the Finder with the "open as" option, where I can select "preview", but this isn't an option from the Word Documents list where I usually access my files. Can you fix this?