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How to export PDF to word without compatibility mode. Using Acrobat Reader DC 19.21.20056

Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2019

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I'm running Adobe Acrobat Reader DC v2019.021.20056

Windows 10 Pro

Office 2016

 

When I convert a pdf to a Word doc; it saves it in "Compatability Mode".

I would like to save it as a 2016 Word Doc by default.

How do I change the default?

 

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How to export PDF to word without compatibility mode. Using Acrobat Reader DC 19.21.20056

Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2019

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I'm running Adobe Acrobat Reader DC v2019.021.20056

Windows 10 Pro

Office 2016

 

When I convert a pdf to a Word doc; it saves it in "Compatability Mode".

I would like to save it as a 2016 Word Doc by default.

How do I change the default?

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 04, 2019

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Hi there

 

Thanks for reaching out. As described above you want to export the PDF to Word without  the compatibility mode

 

Compatibility mode is the MS Word feature and Acrobat / Reader DC doesn't have a hold on it. However, once the PDF is converted to Word file you can convert the file from compatibility mode to normal mode as follows:

 

  1. Open a document in compatibility mode.
  2. Click the FILE tab.
  3. Click Convert.
  4. The [compatibility mode] message is gone – but the extension is still .DOC.
  5. Click File, Save, and SAVE AS.
  6. The file extension is now DOCX.

 

Hope it will help 

 

Regards

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 05, 2019

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Thanks Amal.

 

I understand it's a feature of Word and that I can "re-save" it.

 

Also, I have .docx as the default save format in Word.

 

Furthermore, when I'm in Adobe and converting to Word, I have chosen the feature to save as a .docx file. But as originally stated, it saves it in compatability mode.

 

Adobe is the only software that forces it to be saved in compatability mode and I'm trying to avoid having to resave every single file.

 

Thanks in advance for any help as this is very time consuming.

 

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