moderated Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word


Adrian Spratt
 

HI.

 

As I posted earlier, thanks to your suggestions, I now have a fairly convenient way to bring up a PDF file in Word for conversion to a DOCX file. However, my original approach does work, and there will be times when it’s even more convenient. I’ll describe it again.

 

With focus on the PDF file, open it from the applications/shift-F10 menu. Find “Open with” either by arrowing up or with the letter h. Press enter.

 

Word isn’t listed as one of the program options, so I find my way to “Other.” It takes a while, but Word eventually shows up. After clicking “Word,” the document reappears. Same text, but same PDF extension. I expected the .DOCX extension.

 

That threw me, but once the file has been converted, use F12, the “save as” command. Now the DOCX extension is included with the filename. The process is identical to the Word approach, except this time you don’t need to search for the file through a dialog. Just place focus against it.

 

I haven’t figured out how to make Word one of the default options in the “Open with” dialog. If anyone ever does, please post the steps.

 


Curtis Chong
 

You know, there is a much easier way to open a PDF file from inside of Word. To begin with, find the PDF file with File Explorer and press CTRL+C to copy to the Clipboard. Next, open Word into a blank document. Press CTRL+F12 to bring up the Open dialog and paste with CTRL+V. Press Enter. Simple.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

HI.

 

As I posted earlier, thanks to your suggestions, I now have a fairly convenient way to bring up a PDF file in Word for conversion to a DOCX file. However, my original approach does work, and there will be times when it’s even more convenient. I’ll describe it again.

 

With focus on the PDF file, open it from the applications/shift-F10 menu. Find “Open with” either by arrowing up or with the letter h. Press enter.

 

Word isn’t listed as one of the program options, so I find my way to “Other.” It takes a while, but Word eventually shows up. After clicking “Word,” the document reappears. Same text, but same PDF extension. I expected the .DOCX extension.

 

That threw me, but once the file has been converted, use F12, the “save as” command. Now the DOCX extension is included with the filename. The process is identical to the Word approach, except this time you don’t need to search for the file through a dialog. Just place focus against it.

 

I haven’t figured out how to make Word one of the default options in the “Open with” dialog. If anyone ever does, please post the steps.

 


Adrian Spratt
 

Thanks, Curtis. Mike was right about all this brainstorming.

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

You know, there is a much easier way to open a PDF file from inside of Word. To begin with, find the PDF file with File Explorer and press CTRL+C to copy to the Clipboard. Next, open Word into a blank document. Press CTRL+F12 to bring up the Open dialog and paste with CTRL+V. Press Enter. Simple.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

HI.

 

As I posted earlier, thanks to your suggestions, I now have a fairly convenient way to bring up a PDF file in Word for conversion to a DOCX file. However, my original approach does work, and there will be times when it’s even more convenient. I’ll describe it again.

 

With focus on the PDF file, open it from the applications/shift-F10 menu. Find “Open with” either by arrowing up or with the letter h. Press enter.

 

Word isn’t listed as one of the program options, so I find my way to “Other.” It takes a while, but Word eventually shows up. After clicking “Word,” the document reappears. Same text, but same PDF extension. I expected the .DOCX extension.

 

That threw me, but once the file has been converted, use F12, the “save as” command. Now the DOCX extension is included with the filename. The process is identical to the Word approach, except this time you don’t need to search for the file through a dialog. Just place focus against it.

 

I haven’t figured out how to make Word one of the default options in the “Open with” dialog. If anyone ever does, please post the steps.

 


Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

I find Control O is easier than Control F12, and that has the same effect.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: 19 October 2022 03:17
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

You know, there is a much easier way to open a PDF file from inside of Word. To begin with, find the PDF file with File Explorer and press CTRL+C to copy to the Clipboard. Next, open Word into a blank document. Press CTRL+F12 to bring up the Open dialog and paste with CTRL+V. Press Enter. Simple.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

HI.

 

As I posted earlier, thanks to your suggestions, I now have a fairly convenient way to bring up a PDF file in Word for conversion to a DOCX file. However, my original approach does work, and there will be times when it’s even more convenient. I’ll describe it again.

 

With focus on the PDF file, open it from the applications/shift-F10 menu. Find “Open with” either by arrowing up or with the letter h. Press enter.

 

Word isn’t listed as one of the program options, so I find my way to “Other.” It takes a while, but Word eventually shows up. After clicking “Word,” the document reappears. Same text, but same PDF extension. I expected the .DOCX extension.

 

That threw me, but once the file has been converted, use F12, the “save as” command. Now the DOCX extension is included with the filename. The process is identical to the Word approach, except this time you don’t need to search for the file through a dialog. Just place focus against it.

 

I haven’t figured out how to make Word one of the default options in the “Open with” dialog. If anyone ever does, please post the steps.

 


Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Steve.

 

Will definitely give control O a try.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

Hi,

 

I find Control O is easier than Control F12, and that has the same effect.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: 19 October 2022 03:17
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

You know, there is a much easier way to open a PDF file from inside of Word. To begin with, find the PDF file with File Explorer and press CTRL+C to copy to the Clipboard. Next, open Word into a blank document. Press CTRL+F12 to bring up the Open dialog and paste with CTRL+V. Press Enter. Simple.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

HI.

 

As I posted earlier, thanks to your suggestions, I now have a fairly convenient way to bring up a PDF file in Word for conversion to a DOCX file. However, my original approach does work, and there will be times when it’s even more convenient. I’ll describe it again.

 

With focus on the PDF file, open it from the applications/shift-F10 menu. Find “Open with” either by arrowing up or with the letter h. Press enter.

 

Word isn’t listed as one of the program options, so I find my way to “Other.” It takes a while, but Word eventually shows up. After clicking “Word,” the document reappears. Same text, but same PDF extension. I expected the .DOCX extension.

 

That threw me, but once the file has been converted, use F12, the “save as” command. Now the DOCX extension is included with the filename. The process is identical to the Word approach, except this time you don’t need to search for the file through a dialog. Just place focus against it.

 

I haven’t figured out how to make Word one of the default options in the “Open with” dialog. If anyone ever does, please post the steps.

 


Cook, Steve
 

Wow! I did not know this tip!

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: [External] Re: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

You know, there is a much easier way to open a PDF file from inside of Word. To begin with, find the PDF file with File Explorer and press CTRL+C to copy to the Clipboard. Next, open Word into a blank document. Press CTRL+F12 to bring up the Open dialog and paste with CTRL+V. Press Enter. Simple.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Converting PDF files to Word from the file instead of Word

 

HI.

 

As I posted earlier, thanks to your suggestions, I now have a fairly convenient way to bring up a PDF file in Word for conversion to a DOCX file. However, my original approach does work, and there will be times when it’s even more convenient. I’ll describe it again.

 

With focus on the PDF file, open it from the applications/shift-F10 menu. Find “Open with” either by arrowing up or with the letter h. Press enter.

 

Word isn’t listed as one of the program options, so I find my way to “Other.” It takes a while, but Word eventually shows up. After clicking “Word,” the document reappears. Same text, but same PDF extension. I expected the .DOCX extension.

 

That threw me, but once the file has been converted, use F12, the “save as” command. Now the DOCX extension is included with the filename. The process is identical to the Word approach, except this time you don’t need to search for the file through a dialog. Just place focus against it.

 

I haven’t figured out how to make Word one of the default options in the “Open with” dialog. If anyone ever does, please post the steps.