pdf to wordA reader asked us to find a free program to convert a “PDF” (portable document format) into a Microsoft Word document. We like Nitro PDF.

Most people use Adobe Reader to open PDFs, which are documents that retain their original look (all the formatting and illustrations) no matter what program they were created with. To convert a PDF back into a Word document is usually done with a costly program like Adobe Acrobat. But we’ve had no problem with the free, made by Nitro PDF.

We tried it with a complex calendar full of colorful icons and it worked well. The converted file is emailed to you seconds later. They also offer free conversion to Excel files at

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