Convert PDF to Word by command line

The application VeryPDF PDF to Word Converter is a powerful application which is a user-friendly GUI application, also can be called in MS-DOS command prompt window. If you like to use the GUI application normally, you can directly open the application and make different operations in its interface. If you are good at command line and want to convert pdf to word by command line, you can call it in MS-DOS interface.

PDF to Word Converter can also be called as PDF2Word which can convert your pdf document to word file with the ability of preserving the original contents of pdf document. You can set different parameters for the target file in the conversion procedure such as setting page range of the pdf document, choosing reconstruction modes, merging images to background, etc.

You can download the free trial version of PDF2Word by clicking the following link: For installing the application, you need to double click the setup file and follow the installation wizard step by step, which is easy enough. If you want to use the GUI application, you can also create a desktop icon.

To convert pdf to word by command line, you need to read the following contents and obey the following three steps.

The first step—Open MS-DOS command prompt window

For the application PDF2Word is a MS-DOS oriented one, you need to call it in MS-DOS command prompt window. Please click “Start”—“Run” to open “Run” dialog box in which please input “CMD” or “cmd” in “Open” combo box and then click “OK” button. You can also use the shortcut key “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box.

The second step—Input the command line

The command line for converting pdf to word contains three parts—called program, source file and target file. The called program is the executable file PDF2Word.exe in installation directory of the application, the source file is the input pdf document and the target file is the created word document. If you want to know the specific command line, please see the following example:

PDF2Word -i c:\a.pdf -o c:\a.doc

In the command line,

PDF2Word is the called program. You need to use the path of the file when you want to call it.

-i following with c:\a.pdf stands for the path of source file.

-o following with c:\a.doc stands for the path of target file, which you need to specify yourself.

The last step—Run the conversion from pdf to word

This is the easiest step in the whole conversion process. Just hit “Enter” button, then the conversion from pdf to word will run itself. When the conversion is over, a small window will popup to tell you that the conversion is finished. Please click “OK” button and you will see the created target file displayed automatically.

This is really an easy-to-use application. If you want to buy it, please enter its purchasing webpage at

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  1. Do I need install Acrobat to convert use your software?

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