Create PDFs, convert to Word, or access other online services

Create a PDF

You can create PDFs from Reader by using Adobe CreatePDF, a web-based service on Acrobat.com.
  1. Click the Convert to PDF icon  in the Reader toolbar.

    If the Convert to PDF icon is not in the toolbar, right-click the toolbar, and choose File > Create PDF.
  2. In the Tools pane on the right, click Select File To Convert To PDF and locate the file you want to convert.

  3. Click Convert.

Once Reader converts the file, a Completion box appears in the Tools pane. With a paid subscription to Acrobat.com, you can open the PDF in a new Reader window by clicking the View PDF File In Reader link. Users with a free account can view their PDF on Acrobat.com.

For more information about the CreatePDF service, go to www.adobe.com/go/acrobat_com_en.

Convert a PDF to Word or Excel

You can convert PDFs to Microsoft Word or Excel by using Adobe ExportPDF, a web-based service on Acrobat.com. For more information about the ExportPDF service, go to www.adobe.com/go/acrobat_com_en.

Reader 10.1.3

  1. Open the PDF you want to export to Word or Excel.

  2. Click the Convert PDF icon  in the Reader toolbar to open the Tools pane.
    If the Convert PDF icon is not in the toolbar, right-click the toolbar, and choose File > Convert PDF To Word Online.
  3. In the Export PDF files panel, choose Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel for Convert To.

  4. If the document contains scanned text in another language, click Change, select the language in the OCR Settings dialog box, then click OK.

  5. Click Convert.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • If you have a subscription to the service, click Sign In (at the top of the panel), enter your e-mail address and password, then click Sign In.

    • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click Sign Up Now, and follow the on-screen instructions.

  7. When the Completed message appears in the Tools pane, click Save Converted File.

    Click Save Converted File when Completed message appears.
  8. In the Save As dialog box, browse to the location where you want to save the file, enter the file name, and click Save.

Reader 10.1.2

  1. Open the PDF you want to export to Word or Excel.

  2. Click the Convert PDF icon  in the Reader toolbar to open the Tools pane.
    If the Convert PDF icon is not in the toolbar, right-click the toolbar, and choose File > Convert PDF To Word Online.
  3. In the Tools pane, click Convert.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • If you have an Adobe ID, enter your e-mail address and password, and follow the on-screen instructions.

    • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click Sign Up and follow the on-screen instructions.

  5. When the Completed message appears in the Tools pane, click Save Converted File.

  6. In the Save As dialog box, browse to the location where you want to save the file, enter the file name, and click Save.

Reader 10.1.1 and earlier

  1. Open the PDF you want to export to Word.

  2. Click the Convert PDF icon  in the Reader toolbar.
    If the Convert PDF icon is not in the toolbar, right-click the toolbar, and choose File > Convert PDF To Word Online.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions in Acrobat.com to select and convert the PDF to Word or Excel.

Learn about more online services

Create PDF and Convert PDF To Word are just two of the online services available in Reader. In the upper right of the window, click Tools to check for new services. To learn more, visit www.adobe.com/go/learn_acr_dex_en.