How to Edit PDF Files in Microsoft Office Word 2013

How to Edit PDF Files in Microsoft Office Word 2013– PDFs are considered the most popular platform to read the eBooks. It is because they are supported by all the major Operating Systems and the mobile Phone devices and there are many apps available some of which are paid and some free to view the PDF documents.

The most striking feature of PDF is its fluidity. Almost any type of document or picture whether being in any format can be converted to PDFs to be viewed on any other device. For example, a user has a Word document that he wants to open on a computer without any Office suite. He can convert the Word file to PDF and can open it on almost any device which has an appropriate PDF reader.

Microsoft has made a decision that the Office suite users should not have to install third party apps to view PDF files. In this context, they have incorporated PDF support in Windows 8. The PDF files can be opened with the native reader apps or the Adobe reader app. In the Office 2010 the files can be saved in PDF formats, but in Office 2013, the PDF files can be edited also.

The third-party applications don’t need to be installed on the computers using Office 2013 because the PDF files can be opened, created, and edited. The files with read-only attributes or such files which have been right protected cannot be edited on Office 2013. The third party software for editing the PDF files are much more powerful than Office 2013. Many functionalities that are usually offered by the third party applications are absent in Office 2013 therefore, it is not much reliable.

How to Edit PDF Files in Microsoft Office Word 2013

This article mainly focuses on the steps which are involved in opening and editing a PDF file in Office 2013:

  • Step 1: Go to the PDF file you want to open. Make sure it is not a copyright or read only file. Then left-click on it which opens a drop down menu. Go to open with and click on Word. This opens the file in MS Word 2013.
  • Step 2: The Word will display a message box that will read the following: “Word will first convert your PDF to an editable Word document. The resulting Word document will be optimized to allow you edit the text, so it might not look exactly like the original PDF, especially if the original file contained lots of graphics.” Then continue by clicking on the Ok button.
  • Step 3: A small message appears especially for the files which have been downloaded from the internet which reads: “Be careful—files from the Internet can contain viruses. Unless you need to edit, it’s safe to stay in Protected View.” There is an Enable Editing button next to this message. Click on it to edit the file.
  • Step 4: get on with all the editing. After satisfactorily editing the whole file, click on File, go to Save as and save in any desired format like PDF, Word, or RTF. Now you have saved the edited file and the file is ready to be read with your own editing.

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