Can We Convert PDF to Word on Mac Using Preview?

When converting PDF to Word on mac, many user are quite confused about following:

1.Can Preview convert PDF to Word on mac?

—Yes, but…

2. How does Preview help to convert PDF to Word on mac?

—Only Copy and Paste

Yes, the only way to convert PDF to Word on mac using Preview is copying and pasting, Preview doesn’t allow exporting PDF to Word or other editable formats.

But I think Preview still helps to convert your files. When you copy the text from PDF and paste them to Word, you can still preserve the formatting to some extent. So, why not try…

Actually, there is another free solution to convert PDF to Word on mac. You can extract the text from multiple PDFs first, then paste to Word. That is Automator, another app coming with MacOS. This works great especially when you don’t want to manually copy and paste multiple PDFs to Word. It will take several steps to convert PDF to Word with mac automator, you can find the tutorial here: PDF to Word on Mac Automator.

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