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We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!

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Why choose Zamzar?

With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you'll have everything you need to work with your files.



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We first launched in 2006, and in that time we have constantly innovated and improved the service that we provide.

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We first launched in 2006, and in that time we have constantly innovated and improved the service that we provide.

Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs

You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

PDF Document Format

PDF Converter

PDF stands for ‘Portable Document Format’ file. It was developed by Adobe so people could share documents regardless of which device, operating system, or software they were using, while preserving the content and formatting. The format has evolved to allow for editing and interactive elements like electronic signatures or buttons. The PDF format is now a standard open format that isn’t just available under Adobe Acrobat. It is maintained by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

PDF files aren’t typically created from scratch, but are usually converted, saved or ‘printed’ from other documents or images before sharing, publishing online or storing. They can be viewed on almost all devices. Creating a PDF can involve compressing a file, making it take up less storage space. You would typically create a PDF if you wanted to ensure document fidelity, to make it more secure, or to create a copy for storage.

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DOC Document Format

DOC Converter

DOC and DOCX are the most common word processing file formats. DOC was primarily used by Microsoft for its Word program until 2003. Since 2007, Word has used DOCX as standard, although you can still open DOC files and can still save to the older format. DOC and DOCX are used for formatted text documents like reports, letters or resumes. They can include pictures, charts, and graphs, as well as plain or formatted text, and can also contain an editable template.

Word is part of Microsoft Office, which is available as a paid software application or accessed online with a Microsoft 365 subscription. Microsoft Office was designed for the Windows operating system, but you can also install Office apps on other operating systems like Apple’s macOS and Google’s ChromeOS. A basic free ‘Word for the web’ program is also available online for Microsoft account holders. DOC files are easy to share and print, and can be opened by most word processing programs, including LibreOffice, Apple Pages, and Google Docs, as well as by Microsoft Word.

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How to convert a PDF to a DOC file?

  1. 1. Choose the PDF file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select DOC as the the format you want to convert your PDF file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your PDF file.

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

Yes, you can turn a PDF into a DOC using a conversion tool or specific software. Web-based conversion tools such as Zamzar will help convert your file into DOC format in just a few quick steps. Zamzar’s converter is free and simple to use. Applications like Adobe Acrobat also allow you to convert your PDF into a variety of formats. To convert to DOC, open your PDF in Acrobat; in the top-right there will be ‘Export PDF’ - click this and select DOC as your format to export to.

Online conversion tools such as Zamzar help you convert a PDF to DOC for free. Upload your file to Zamzar’s converter, select your ‘Convert To’ option, and in a matter of minutes your file will be ready to download from the same page. If you’re in a rush, you can also input your email address and have a link to your file sent to your inbox. Other options for converting your file include using a trial version of Adobe Acrobat for one free conversion or using Microsoft Word (2013 or later) if you already have this installed.

You can convert your PDF to Word without Adobe using a web-based conversion tool like Zamzar, or even with Microsoft Word itself. To use Zamzar, go to our website to access our free online converter and quickly convert your file in three easy steps. You can then download your converted PDF file to your device.

Another method is to right-click on your PDF file and open the file using Microsoft Word (2013 or later). From there you can save your file as a Word (DOC or DOCX format) file on your device. You would need to manually convert each file individually, however, so Zamzar would be a quicker solution if you are converting more than one file.

You can open a PDF document in Word either directly, if you have Word 2013 or later, or by first converting the file to DOC format using a conversion tool. Zamzar is an online conversion tool that supports over 1200 file formats. Simply go to Zamzar’s website and start converting your files using our easy three-step process.

If you have Microsoft Word 2013 or later, then you can also open your PDF file directly in Word. Just click ‘File’, then ‘Open’, and then select your PDF file from your device. This will then open your PDF within Microsoft Word.

If you have a Mac computer and have an activated version of Microsoft Word (2013 or later) on your device, you can right-click on your PDF and open the file with Word directly. This will convert your PDF and open it as a DOC file.

If you don’t have Microsoft Word, you can use Zamzar’s online file converter, which enables you to convert your file for free. Simply upload your PDF in Step 1, select ‘DOC’ as your ‘Convert To’ option from the dropdown menu, and click to start your conversion. You can download your Word document file from the same page or have a link emailed to you.