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How to Edit A PDF in Word on Mac (OS Sierra Included)

A PDF file is a type of file that is designed to be viewable on any computer. As it is designed for viewing rather than editing, it is necessary or helpful to edit the contents of a PDF in Microsoft Word on mac. Here are 2 ways to do that.

The Easiest Way to Edit a PDF in Word on Mac

If you need to edit PDF in word regularly but you don’t have the expensive full version of Acrobat ($19.99/month), you can use our OCRWizard 4 for Mac, the OCR Software for PDF conversion on mac. It converts a PDF file, which can't be edited to a Microsoft Word format, like DOCX or DOC, you can also use it to convert scanned or normal PDF to word, Text, PowerPoint, Excel, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, keynote, Pages, etc. on Mac.

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Steps to Edit PDF in Word on Mac (Sierra Included)

Step1. Launch Cisdem OCRWizard 4 for Mac and import the PDF files you want to edit in Microsoft Word by drag and drop.

import files with cisdem ocrwizardStep 2. Click "Recognize" to get the PDF content ready for conversion.

edit a pdf in word with ocrwizardStep 3. Click "Export" to choose Docx or Doc as the output format.That's all what about how to edit pdf in word mac!

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Top 5 Tools to Edit PDF in Word on Mac

  • Adobe Acrobat(★★★★★)

Adobe Acrobat is the very program to edit and convert PDF files. Just import your PDF file into Acrobat and then save them as Word directly. This procedure is unbelievably easy and takes about 2 minutes. All the important words and symbols can be saved in your Microsoft Word.

  • Nuance PDF Converter for Mac(★★★★☆)

Using Nuance PDF Converter for Mac you can convert PDF to Word, Excel, Power Point, and Jpeg. the program will also give you access to a wide variety of tools that will help you improve the quality of your presentations.The interface is very intuitive and you can easily customize its appearance by adding/removing icons from its toolbar, changing the display mode of the PDF file on the program's screen and so on.

  • PDF to Word Converter for Mac(★★★★☆)

Converted very fast. It takes 31 seconds to convert the file. Formats are well reserved. It supports docx format. It does not require email address nor has a file size limit. However, It does not support OCR PDF files. PDF to Word Converter for Mac is useful for busy people who don’t want to bother their heads with difficult instructions.

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Different from the above, it’s an onlne OCR PDF to Word converter, meaning you could convert scanned PDF to editable word online. However, during my test it always shows a notice like: "(Too much workload: At this moment the server is too busy to convert your files. Please try again in a few seconds. Thank you for your understanding)." And the results are not so good.


Zamzar is the most popular online Files converter, it supports many formats, also including video formats conversion, however, you are required to enter an email address to get the converted file and it sometimes failed to keep the original formats.

2017-03-14 10:46:25 / Posted byRosa Reyes to PDF Follow @ Rosa

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    Can method 1 work on native PDFs? I also need to convert native PDFs to Word format.

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