Edit PDFs in Word for Mac

By Jesse Gamble on September 10, 2019

We’re pleased to share with you that we’ve addressed a long-standing feature request: the ability to open a PDF, convert it to a Word document, and start editing!

A Word open file menu showing a PDF file about to be opened in Word.

How it works

In the Open dialog box, you’ll now see that PDF files can be selected. When you open a PDF file, we use an Office 365 service to convert it from a PDF to a Word document in the .DOCX format. You will be prompted to consent to using this cloud-based service before you can save the new file and edit it just like you would any Word document.


The feature is available to 100% of Office 365 subscribers running Insider Fast builds, starting from build 16.29 (19082004). If you are an Insider Slow user and do not see it yet, don’t worry, you’ll get access to it soon!


If you have any feedback or suggestions, you can submit them using the Help Improve Office (😊) button in the top right corner of Word. We’re excited to hear from you!

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Happy editing!

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