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Microsoft Word 2013 to Include PDF Editing

by Sean P. Aune | June 30, 2012June 30, 2012 3:00 pm PST

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It seems that after years of teasing, Microsoft Word will finally be receiving the ability to edit PDF files.

For better or worse, PDF files have become a staple of the Internet as a way to transfer files to one another and retain all of the formatting you have spent hours including.  One of the biggest annoyances out there, however, is what a pain in the behind they can be to edit.  It appears that Microsoft is on the way with a simple solution at long last.

According to information obtained by LiveSide, PDF editing will be arriving in Microsoft Word 2013.

Edit PDF content in Word

With Word 2013, you can convert a PDF document into a Word document and edit the content.

To convert a PDF, you open it like you would any other document.

  1. Click File > Open > Browse.
  2. Find the PDF and click Open.

The converted document might not have a perfect page to page correspondence with the original. The conversion works best with mostly textual documents.

[via LiveSide]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...