PDF (Portable Document Format)
Pdf commonly known as portable document format is a computer-driven application that is often used to transfer data from one system to other electronic devices easily. It was developed by adobe systems and was introduced in 1993. To date, there have been various revisions in pdf file formats that always assist their users with the latest and friendly format.
Why do we need to convert pdf to word/excel?
As discussed earlier, both pdf and word are used worldwide to write letters, essays, assignments, and reports and to transfer them from the host system to other electronic devices (laptops, desktops, palmtops, tablets, and mobiles) via Bluetooth, emails, or electronic transfer easily. In many scenarios, one needs to convert pdf files into word files due to some reasons that are explained below.
Word files are often stated as editable files and they can be edited very easily. Microsoft Word is found anywhere. You can find it in all computers from university libraries to a public internet café. It makes it very easy to work on any system, save the file in either your pen drive or google drive. Secondly, when you are going to transfer the file from one person to another, he can start writing in the same file without facing any challenges in formatting or writing errors. It is a very well-known fact that various academic journals, conferences, and publishing authorities require you to submit editable files so that they can align the text according to their own SOP.
Microsoft Word is a great tool to write and submit your reports and assignments. The prime advantage of using it regularly is the auto-correction tool. Generally, the mother language of the majority of word users is not English and hence the chances of spelling and grammatical errors are high. While you are typing, MS word underlines the words that are either technically wrong or might be having spelling errors. Therefore, it becomes very easy for the writer to trace the errors and current them. Moreover, the auto-correct tool corrects the spelling of the majority of the commonly used words itself that assists the writer.
Another key aspect that increases the application of words is its ability to align the text properly. While you are writing, the text can be aligned left/right and up/down by a single click. Moreover, bullets and numbers can be done very easily.
Ease of Writing
Microsoft Word always provides services its users with ease of writing and presentation. There are many formats in the world. Starting from writing a letter to my boss, to creating frameworks. Methodologies, graphs, animations, worksheets, the user can find many such applications that are used in academia and industries. Moreover, the ease of formatting the documents according to the guidelines provided by various academic journals make it a very handsome writing software.
It is a very well said quote that writing is an art. Sometimes there are individuals who love to write in active tenses while there are many whose priority is to deliver the text in passive tenses. The advantages of the word include that it indicates that either the sentence is getting way too long or there are certain issues in the structure of the sentence. Moreover, it also provides ways to address the issue.
The changes made in the word file can easily be tracked by using by going to review and selecting track changes. The prime advantage of using this tool is word is to make it relatively easy and convenient for the reader to see the changes one has made in the document and to rectify it. The track of changes will also show the email id of the person that has made relevant changes in the document.
Word to other formats
The word can be saved into several other formats including pdf, xps and other formats by just a single click. The methodology of saving the word into other formats is go to file>save as> select location> file type> save. The list of various formats in which the file can be stored is shown in figure below.
Hence, due to the upstate reasons, the users find it viable to convert pdf to word files so that they can edit it easily and can mold the word files according to their own necessities and SOPs.
How to convert pdf file to word file
In the light of the above discussion, it is concluded that many times we need to convert our pdf documents to word files or excel files depending upon the applications of the said file. There are many ways to perform the said task. The first way to get word files from pdf files is via online tools as shown in the figure below.
As seen in the figure above, the online tools make it very easy to convert pdf files into word files. There are many online available tools and all of them follow the same procedure. You just need to upload the pdf file and the tool will convert it into word files. The major flaw of using such tools is the word file that we get has a number of formatting issues and hence, it takes ample time to correct the spelling, sentence structure, and formatting issues. Another handsome technique that is being employed these days to get MS word files from pdf is via Acrobat DC. The procedure is to open the acrobat DC, choose the export file to be in MS word, select and upload the pdf file. The pdf file will be uploaded and converted successfully in a short time. Later you can easily rename the word file according to your own tagging.
SPINPDF, iLovePDF, Sodapdf tools are very important tools to write, review and submit typed/written files. Both of these tools find some advantages and disadvantages while using them. It is a general practice by the majority of the users that they use words to write their required reports, documents and proposals and then based on the intent of submission either they submit it is the same format or sometimes they convert the MS word file into a pdf file too.