With the release of preview version of Office 2013, one of the main new features of Word 2013 is the availability of native PDF editing. Previously if you wanted to copy texts from PDF files to Word documents for editing, you had to actually convert it to doc format using third party tools and then open the document using Word. These third party tools aren’t good enough to keep the formatting and there might be loss in formatting and also fonts and image have issues.
But with Word 2013, you can now open PDF files and also edit them and save back as PDF file and this is one of the main new features in Office 2013.
Opening PDF files is like any other document, just use the file-> Open and select the PDF file. Word will automatically convert the PDF to Word with all the formatting intact and enables you to edit it. PDF Reflow, the new feature in the upcoming release of Word, changes the landscape by letting you convert PDFs into editable Word documents.
PDF Reflow feature is not intended as a replacement for a reader, but rather is a converter that gives you a new level of access to your content. It works with any PDF, but because t re-layout the contents, the results are best with documents that are mostly textual, such as legal and business documents. You can also convert a PDF which contains mostly images and diagrams, but there are chances of minor formatting issues.
If you want to save the edited document, back to PDF, make sure you use the Save As menu, as the default save will make it a .doc format.
This is definitely a great feature in the upcoming version of Word 2013.