There are two types of PDF to Word converters to choose from: online and offline.
Online PDF to Word converters like Soda Pdf are a great choice if you’re looking for quick and easy conversions. They can be accessed on any OS and through any browser, the only requirement is that you have a stable internet connection. Most such tools are free, but some come with advanced features that require you to register or make a purchase if you want to use them.
On the other hand, offline (desktop) PDF converters are not free in most cases, but they offer advanced conversion functionalities that online tools simply can’t match. Moreover, desktop PDF converters process PDF files offline, as they don’t require an active internet connection.
Able2Extract Professional is a great example of a desktop PDF converter. It is fully functional offline, and it’s compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The software comes with a powerful toolbox equipped with advanced features such as batch processing, OCR for scanned PDF files, selective conversion, various PDF editing and security tools, and much more.
How to convert PDF to Word offline?
If you don’t want to upload your PDF documents to external servers, you can convert your documents offline using a dedicated PDF converter software tool such as Able2Extract Professional.
Before you download the software, make sure it is compatible with your operating system and that your PC meets the minimum system requirements.
Once you have downloaded and installed the software, launch it by double-clicking the software icon on your desktop.
From there, simply follow the steps below to convert your PDF to Word offline:
- Open your PDF document
- Customize advanced settings (optional)
- Click on the Word icon
After the conversion is complete, your converted file will automatically open in Microsoft Word.
However, if you don’t have MS Word installed and you are looking for a free Word alternative, here’s a list of 10 tools available free of charge. Able2Extract allows you to convert PDF to ODT (OpenDocument text format for word processing documents). The OpenDocument format can be used with both free and proprietary software applications such as AbiWord, OpenOffice, Dropbox, Google Docs, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, OnlyOffice, Scribus, Zoho Office Suite, etc.
With Able2Extract Professional, you can also convert Word to PDF either by using the application itself or a free PDF printer.