Acrobat DC Exports & Extractions

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Acrobat provides you with the opportunity to export to other formats. This is helpful if you need to make edits to your documents, especially if you lost the original Word document or if you are working from a scanned copy. Acrobat does allow you to make some edits using the Content Editing tools, but it’s much easier (and more accessible) to make changes in Microsoft Office. You have the option to export to the following formats:

  • Microsoft Word
    • Word Document
    • Word 97-2003 Document
  • Spreadsheet
    • Microsoft Excel Workbook
    • XML Spreadsheet 2003
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Image
    • JPEG
    • JPEG 2000
    • TIFF
    • PNG
  • HTML Web Page
    • Single HTML page
    • Multiple HTML pages
  • More Formats
    • Rich Text Format
    • Encapsulated Postscript
    • Postscript
    • Text (Accessible)
    • Text (Plain)
    • XML 1.0

(Note: The export works best if you are exporting back to the same format as your source document.)

To export:

  1. Go to Tools.
  2. Select the Export PDF icon.


3. Choose your desired format.


Note: You have the option to click on the settings icon and choose your desired options. Here’s an example from Word:

Acrobat DC Save as DOCX Settings dialog box

  1. You will then be prompted to save the resulting document.


To extract pages from a large PDF, follow these steps:

  1. Tools
  2. Organize Pages
  3. Extract
  4. Choose the appropriate pages and click Extract (Note: leave the checkboxes unchecked unless you really want those options!

Acrobat DC Extract options

5. Your extracted pages will pop up as a new PDF

6. Save As > PDF (name the new file)

If you want some hands-on practice, sign up for Acrobat DC workshops during the month of February:

  • Workspace Basics (Professional Development)
  • Wizards & Exports (Management Boot Camp)
  • Basic Forms (Management Boot Camp)

Check out CAPE’s TeamUp Calendar for descriptions, dates and times!


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