Exporting PDF content

By Brian Duddy, Product Engineer

There are times when you need to use the content in a PDF file in another application, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, or even HTML. But copying and pasting often makes a mess of your formatting. Cleaning it up can be so time-consuming that you may be tempted to retype in order to avoid reformatting.

There’s a better way: Just export your file with your PDF software, such as Foxit PhantomPDF.

Exporting/converting PDF files with Foxit PhantomPDF

With Foxit PhantomPDF, you can convert pdf files to formats like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Here’s what to do.

  1. Select FILE > Export, or click CONVERT > To MS Office, To HTML, or To Other.
  2. Select the format you want to convert your PDF to.
  3. Under “Settings” in the Save As dialog box, choose which page(s) to export, as well as if the document is pure text or includes images as well.

That’s it.

Want to save your entire PDF as an image or images so you can place it into a presentation, Word file or other document? You can do that, too. Here’s how.

  1. Select FILE > Export to Image, or click CONVERT > To Image.
  2. Choose the type of image and the page range (all pages, current page, a range of pages), and click OK.
  3. Set the color space, resolution, and other settings (depending on file type) from “Settings” in the Save As dialog box before you save the file. Click OK to continue.
  4. Click Save.

Of course, with PhantomPDF software, you may not even need to export files as you can edit and annotate your PDF directly, and reflow text with Link & Join Text. You can even perform advanced editing with the image editing feature in PhantomPDF Business.

The bottom line: you’ve got a lot of flexibility for changing and reusing the contents of your PDF files with Foxit PhantomPDF.

Foxit’s industry-leading PDF to Word converter to create the highest quality Word files. Convert your PDF files to Word right now for free! https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-to-word-converter/


8 thoughts on “Exporting PDF content

  1. asad

    foxit has a very good feature of printer which helps me saving different circuit layouts and graphs in foxit or pdf is there anyway to export that graph in to ms office report with same quality?
    looking forward for your response . thanks in advance
    Asad

    Reply
    1. FOXITBLOG Post author

      You can improve the quality of the PDF printer by going to the Printer preferences – Select the General tab- Conversion Quality- Default Settings – Select High Quality Print

      Reply
  2. Andrew Byrne

    Hi,

    I keep trying to export my pdf document to excel but it saying ‘failed to export. please check.’ Is there any reason it is not working?

    I downloaded the update that I was directed to to solve the problem but still no luck!?

    Kind regards.

    Andy

    Reply

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