Google has made it incredibly simple to convert a PDF file into a Word or PowerPoint document. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve gotten a PDF file and wished to make changes to it. You do not, however, have access to a PDF editor such as Adobe Acrobat Pro, which would allow you to make modifications. This is where Google’s online products, such as Google Docs, may be really useful.
Despite the fact that the feature has been available for some time, there have always been issues with the way Google Docs renders PDF documents. Almost everything, from the picture import to the text style to the formatting, was broken. Thanks to a spate of updates that have been delivered to the service, this is no longer the case.
How to use Google Docs to convert a PDF file into a Word document.
Step 1: Navigate to Google Drive and select the PDF document that you wish to open.
2. Next, select “Open with Google Docs” from the drop-down menu that appears below the address bar.
3. After you select this option, the PDF file will be transformed into a Word document for you.
Importing PDF files into Google Docs has seen significant improvements.
All users of Google’s online services will be able to access the new features in Google Docs because they have been activated by default. Further, Google claims that picture imports, both the image itself and text wrapping connected to images, have been improved as a result of these changes.
Another intriguing modification will be the text styles and formatting, which will keep the use of underline and strikethrough, among other things. Even the background color and fonts will remain unchanged as a result of this update. When converting a PDF to Google Docs, one of the most common problems individuals encountered was that the layout was broken. A PDF file is converted into a text file using Google Docs, and the layout of the file, including multi-column layout, will be maintained properly.
According to Google, the new upgrade is applicable to everything from configurable page sizes to tables with borders to improved content sorting and much more. In a nutshell, when you convert a PDF to Google Docs, you won’t have to spend the next few hours adjusting the font size or rearranging the image to make it look like the original PDF.
Google Docs PDF imports: when and where will they be available?
According to the search engine giant, there are no administrative controls for this feature. If you are currently logged into Google Docs, the feature is already available to you. According to Google, the complete rollout would take one to three days, with the real launch beginning on November 30th.
Customers of Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as customers of G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits, will be able to take advantage of the new feature starting today.