How can I convert a double column PDF document into a one column PDF or Word document?

Yehia Ismail May 23, 2010

How can I convert a PDF document with two columns into a Word or PDF document with a single column? The conversion should take care of column width and proper formatting.

  1. Dawn
    May 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    In the professional version of Acrobat, you can export any PDF as a MS Word file. Then you can open it in Word and make whatever edits you want.

    • Aibek
      May 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      the only problem it's not free :-)

    • sammy
      March 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Another problem is that the conversion to doc is often garbage if your pdf has two columns and math formulas.

  2. Anonymous
    May 25, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Just to add to previous comments, we have article about converting PDF to Word: //

  3. Steve Campbell
    May 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I think it would be much easier to first get your PDF converted to a Word doc. This will allow you to edit the file as you see fit, and once you're done, you can convert it back into a PDF or keep it as a Word document.

    Word 2007 has the ability to convert documents to PDF built right in, but like fruitgeek said, I'm sure you can find a good program for this online. Try searching MUO as well.

  4. fruitgeek
    May 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    You could use to convert it to word, and then use zamzar again to change it back to pdf once it is in single column. Or you could just open up the pdf, select all, copy, and then paste into word. there are also pdf editors out there. Just google it

    • Aibek
      May 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      this would definitely break the formatting and styling of the document.

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