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How to convert PDF files and images to Google Docs documents [Tip]

pdf-155498_960_7201 [1]Have you ever tried to convert PDF files and images to Google doc? It is easy to create and edit documents using Google docs, but now you can also convert PDF files and images to Google docs. It’s pretty easy to do and following the steps to convert PDF files and images to Google docs makes it all more simple.

History of Converting PDF files and Images before the Arrival of Google Docs

Before the option of converting PDF files and images to Google docs, there were many paid tools that a person could purchase and use to convert PDF files and images. Tools that can be used to convert PDF [2] files and images to doc are Adobe Acrobat XI [3], FoxIt Phantom PDF Standard [4] and PDF Studio Standard. You can also use the tool Cute PDF to convert PDF files and images to docs. But all these tools are not free to use and you will have to pay for them.

It was a huge relief for users when Google allowed converting PDF files and images to Google doc documents that can be edited easily without having a third party program. The main advantage of Google doc is that it maintains the original format of the documents that are converted. Another advantage of converting PDF files and images to Google doc is that it is cross platform supported. That means, you can use the file that is edited using the Windows operating system in other operating systems like Linux or MAC.

Steps to Convert PDF files and images to Google Docs

The first step is to open your Google drive account. After opening the Google drive account, you need to move the PDF file into the Google drive window. A dialog box will be displayed that shows the progress of uploading. Once uploading is completed, click on the close icon “X” to close the dialog box. Next, right click on the PDF file that you want to convert to Google docs and open with Google docs. The PDF file is now converted to Google doc and you can edit it easily. It really is that simple. The extension of the file will be .PDF but the icon for the PDF file that has been converted to Google docs will be different. After converting the PDF file, you can download it as .docx file and make changes.

You can also convert images to Google docs in a similar manner. The steps to convert images to Google docs are given below.

You need to follow the same steps. Upload the image file you want to convert to Google docs and then right click on the file and select the option to open with Google docs. The text from the image will be extracted and you can easily edit the file. But, you need to keep in mind that the result derived from converting an image file to Google docs is not as good as converting the PDF file into Google docs.

Conclusion

It is easy to convert PDF files and images to Google docs. It is free of cost mow too. But you just need to remember that when you convert PDF files and images, the layout of the file may not be preserved after conversion but you can correct it by editing the converted file.