Articles tagged: pdf

A person in an office environment, looking slightly frustrated, sitting at a desk with a computer screen open. On the screen, a PDF document is displayed, and next to it, a Google Docs window showing a partially converted document with noticeable formatting differences. The room is filled with technology gadgets and a large window showing a cityscape outside, suggesting a modern, tech-savvy individual dealing with the challenge of converting a PDF to a Word document using Google Drive. Scattered on the desk are notes and a pen, hinting at the manual effort required to clean up the converted document. This scene captures the essence of the struggle and workaround for editing PDFs, which were never meant to be edited or converted, highlighting the free solution provided by Google Drive and Docs.

How Do I Convert PDF to Word for Free?

PDFs were never meant to be edited or converted. There are some workarounds, though. I’ll show you one that’s free.

Copying a sharing link.

Tip of the Day: Send Links Instead of Attachments

Windows 10 Print to PDF printer

Tip of the Day: Print to PDF

Print to file option in a print dialog

What is “Print To File” Used For?

Print to file is an option on many older print dialogs that sends printer output to a file rather than the printer. It’s of extremely limited use these days, if it’s even available at all.

Printers & scanners in Windows 10, showing Microsoft XPS Document Writer

Tip of the Day: Get Rid of XPS

Print to PDF

Tip of the Day: Print to PDF First

Libre Office with PDF Open

Tip of the Day: Use LibreOffice to Edit PDFs — Sort Of

Word to PDF

Why Does My Microsoft Word Document Display Differently on Different Computers?

Microsoft Word documents display differently on different systems because of differences between the systems. Getting Microsoft Word documents to display identically typically means processing them into something else.

Right clicking on a link

Where Do Downloads Go?

Downloading a file from the internet is easy – typically just a click or two. But knowing and controlling where downloads go takes a little more effort.

PDF file in Adobe Reader

How Do I Download and Read a PDF eBook?

Ebooks are commonly distributed as simple PDF files which you can download and then read on your computer or other devices using any of several free PDF readers.

How Do I Get PDF Files to Open Inside My Browser? Or Not?

Configuring where PDF documents on the web should be displayed – within your browser or not – turns out to be somewhat tricky. I’ll look at the options.

Why Don’t PDFs Print at the Same Size as the Original?

When a PDF is printed, even though it may be standard sized pages, the printer may add margins. You can adjust this behavior when you print.

Paper Pile

How Can I Enlarge a PDF for Printing?

I had no idea how to go about this, but it’s such an interesting question. It seems like there should be a way, right? This is one of those cases where it really pays to know smart people. I asked a few of my friends, and quickly had several potential solutions.