Convert PDF to Word. The Easy Way

“How can I convert my PDF document to Word?”

This is a question we hear a lot from our clients. Our answer is always to offer assistance. While we may be a company which specialises in document scanning and management solutions, we also offer conversion services.

There are other alternatives out there for converting PDFs to other formats, but they tend to be quite expensive. One particular piece of software costs in the region of $1000 which, for most people, is simply too much. This high cost tends to come as a result of providers knowing the demand is there.

In addition to this, PDF to Word conversion is quite a tricky process, a process that is probably more difficult than you imagine it could be. You’d imagine that there’s a button somewhere in Adobe Reader or other PDF software which would simply convert it all over for you, but it’s simply not the case.
The button we all wish existed…


Why is it so difficult to convert PDF to Word format?

When a file is converted to PDF it simply loses all of its previous structure according to Nitro blog.

“When a file is converted to PDF, it loses its meaning. On the surface all the information is there, and to your eyes it looks exactly the same, but underneath that, all the method, structure and intelligence used when designing the original document has been lost.”

This is the main reason it is so challenging to convert PDF to Word, RTF and HTML.

“Once you have your PDF file, the original layout and meaning formed from text-based building blocks “including words, lines (and line breaks), paragraphs, columns, tables, headers/footers and outlines ” are long gone. Once in a PDF, its content just describes how and where on the page each object should be displayed.”

This is a pretty good explanation as to why it’s so difficult to convert from one to the other, however here at Pearl Scan, we think we’ve cracked it.

After researching conversion techniques, we have a software which can convert PDFs, both flat and text-searchable, unlike software available on the market. This software can successfully convert them into fully usable and editable Word documents which is useful for anyone who has a publication in a PDF format but would like to be able to edit it or distribute it in a text-editable format. We also offer the service at quite low rates depending on the amount of pages and documents that you have.

If you would like some more information on how our conversion services can benefit you or if you would like a quote for your project, get in touch today. We would love to hear from you.