How to edit or convert PDF files online on mobile devices or PC for free

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 15, 2020, 8:22:17 pm

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Many people use PDF (Portable Document Format) for official purposes. It’s better than sending a Word file as PDF will keep the content format intact even if you open it on any device. However, there are situations when you need to edit the PDF file, which is not entirely easy and it is free.

To edit a PDF file, you need to convert it to a Word document first. This takes less than a minute. We have listed three methods that you can try to convert PDF files to editable Word documents and then save them in the format you want. Read on to find out more about it.

PC or Mobile: How to Edit or Convert PDF Files for Free

Method 1

This is the easiest way to convert PDF files to Word. This works on all devices, be it on your PC or mobile phone. Now just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Visit the website at This is one of the best websites and solutions for any PDF problem. Once the site loads, you’ll see plenty of options including editing PDF, PDF to Word, and merging PDF, and more.

Step 2: All you have to do is click on the “PDF to Word” option.

Step 3: Now click on Choose File, select the PDF file you want to convert to Word and click on Open. Note that you need to sign up to use the site for free and unlimited. If you have not signed in, you can only use the site twice a day.

Step 4: Once the file is uploaded, click Convert and you’re done. Once the conversion is complete, click Download. Now you will get an editable Word document on your pc or computer. Once the editing is done, you can save the file in the format you want. You can do the same steps on your mobile phone.

Method 2

If you have the Microsoft Word app on your computer or mobile phone, you don’t have to convert the PDF separately. All you have to do is open Microsoft Word on your computer or smartphone and load the PDF file that you want to convert or edit. Once you open the PDF you will be presented with an edit option that you need to press.

After that, the PDF file is automatically converted into a Word document. Before converting a PDF file to Word, Microsoft advises you that the PDF file format may be slightly different when used in Word. This is rare unless the format is simple and very complicated. After the editing is done, you can simply save the edited file in your preferred format.

Method 3

Similarly, you can also use Google Docs to convert PDF files to Word documents. All you have to do is open or visit the Google Drive app on the phone Website on your computer. Just make sure you are signed in to your Google account to complete the task.

After opening the Drive app, select the file you want to upload and open it.

After uploading the file, you need to find the “Open With” option. On mobile devices this is hidden in the three-dot symbol in the upper right corner. On the desktop, all you have to do is right-click to see some of the options including “Open With”.

Then you need to open the file with “Google Docs”. The PDF file will be automatically converted so that you can edit it. For phones, just make sure you have the Google Docs app.

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