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Need to know more about how to export or convert PDF files to Word, Excel or RTF? Get the details.


  • What are the benefits of Adobe ExportPDF?
    • Adobe ExportPDF lets you reuse valuable content stored in PDF files. Instead of retyping the information, Adobe ExportPDF turns PDF files into editable Word, Excel or RTF documents. From the inventors of Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe ExportPDF can help you reduce errors, improve productivity, and finish projects faster.
  • Will Adobe ExportPDF convert a PDF file that contains a scanned document?
    • Yes. Adobe ExportPDF uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to turn scanned images into digital text, which is then saved as editable text in your new Word, Excel or RTF document. It will convert PDF files containing content in a variety of western languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
  • What Word file format version is supported with Adobe ExportPDF?
    • Adobe ExportPDF converts PDF documents to the native file format of documents authored in Microsoft® Word( DOC, DOCX), Excel (XLSX) or Rich Text Format (RTF).
  • Will Adobe ExportPDF convert any type of PDF file?
    • Adobe ExportPDF will convert the vast majority of PDF files available today, including PDF files containing scanned documents. There are a few types of PDF files that cannot be converted, however. These include, but are not limited to, PDF Portfolios, PDF files that require a password to open the document, or PDF files that have permissions applied to prevent copying, or altering of the content.
  • Will Adobe ExportPDF convert both text and formatting information?
    • Adobe ExportPDF is capable of exporting high quality information, but the quality of your Word document depends on the quality of the PDF file you start with. For instance, if your PDF file was originally authored in Microsoft Word and converted to PDF using the PDF Maker functionality in Adobe Acrobat® software, your PDF file contains a rich set of information that can be captured by Adobe ExportPDF. This includes relative positioning of tables, images, and even multicolumn text, as well as page, paragraph, and font attributes. If your PDF file was originally authored using simpler PDF generation methods, such as “print to PDF” or “scan to PDF” options, Adobe ExportPDF will convert any recognizable text and then use sophisticated conversion intelligence to preserve as much of the page layout as possible.
  • How many files can I convert to PDF with Adobe ExportPDF?
    • The annual subscription allows you to convert an unlimited number of PDF files to the Word format (DOC, DOCX), Excel (XLSX) or Rich Text Format (RTF).
  • Is there a limit on how big a PDF file I can convert with Adobe ExportPDF?
    • ExportPDF will support conversion of PDF files up to 100MB in size.
  • How do I purchase Adobe ExportPDF?
    • You may purchase a subscription to Adobe ExportPDF through the Adobe Store. Simply choose the annual subscription and check out. Your credit card will be charged automatically based on the type of subscription you purchased.
  • In which countries is Adobe ExportPDF available for purchase?
    • Adobe ExportPDF is available for purchase worldwide in the following Adobe online stores:Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
  • What kind of support is included with Adobe ExportPDF?
    • Paid subscribers can contact Adobe Support by chat or by phone for one-on-one account management assistance, such as sign up, sign in, cancellations, or refunds. Support agents are available 24x7. Technical support is provided through online product knowledgebase documents and moderated forums.
  • What languages are supported by Adobe ExportPDF?
    • Adobe ExportPDF service user interface is currently available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian only. Adobe ExportPDF will convert PDF files containing content in a variety of western languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian .
  • What is the difference between Adobe ExportPDF and Adobe PDF Pack?
    • Adobe ExportPDF and Adobe PDF Pack are cloud-based services that help you use PDF files to work faster and better every day. Adobe ExportPDF helps you turn existing PDF files into reusable Word, Excel or RTF documents. Adobe PDF Pack helps you do the opposite. Use Adobe PDF Pack to turn a wide range of native document formats — including Word documents — into reliable PDF files that anyone can read with free Adobe Reader® software. Learn more about Adobe PDF Pack
  • If I have an ExportPDF account, can anyone on my team use the service?
    • As each account is unique and associated with a single Adobe ID, it is not possible to share ExportPDF services, as stipulated in the Terms of Use.
  • I forgot my password. How do I reset it?
    • You can reset your password by clicking the "Forgot my password?" link in the sign-in box. You will be sent an email with further instructions.

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