Moderated Re: Opening PDFs in Word

Tom Behler


I have not had this issue, but I open PDF's in word in a different way.

I use control F12, which puts me in a dialog box, at which point, I find the file I want to open and go from there. It automatically does the pdf to word conversion which is really nice.

You might want to try this method and see if your results are different.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2021 9:31 AM
Subject: Opening PDFs in Word


I have Office 365, Windows 10, Jaws 2021. I have recently started opening all PDFs in Word, as I find this to be a very convenient and smooth way of reading PDFs. To do this, I go to the context menu for the concerned document, and then to open with and then select Word.

My only question is: Have you ever experienced any content getting lost in this process? Meaning that the Word version doesn't contain the full contents of the PDF? It has happened a couple of times, randomly, to me that the word version did not contain a few words found in the PDF. It has only happened 2-3 times till now. But I just want to be sure that this is not a common issue, because I often worry that I might lose some content if I open the document in Word.


Rahul Bajaj
Judicial Law Clerk to Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Supreme Court of India Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford

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