On the date of January 29th, Microsoft released the 15th version of its popular desktop software - Office 2013 software, which includes Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Outlook 2013, etc. Now Word 2013 supports reading and editing documents in Adobe PDF file format.
Why You Need a MS Office 2013 Mac?
Generally speaking, Office 2013 can open a PDF by actually converting PDF format to Word format during the process, especially for the large and complex PDF files. However, Office 2013 was not designed as a general purpose PDF reader, like Adobe Reader. Instead, this compatibility is aiming at edition, but it copes poorly with complicated layouts. It is best viewed as a way for inserting texts or images from PDF documents, rather than a business PDF workflow program.
Many people will ask the question about "When will Microsoft Office 2013 for Mac be released". Unfortunately, the Office 2013 is not supporting for Mac OS X system at this time, and even the new Mac Office 2013 won't be released for 1-2 years. So, if you could not edit PDF on Mac with Office 2013, here comes a powerful Microsoft Office 2013 Mac Alternative - iSkysoft PDF Editor for Mac, which is fully compatible with Mac OS X including Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8.
iSkysoft PDF Editor allows you to edit, modify and rearrange PDFs. It also converts your PDFs into multiple formats while retaining its original layout and content as much as possible. It has the ablity to control your full PDF page such as cropping ,merging, spliting, rotating, etc. It's a best alternative to Office 2013 on Mac for converting PDF to Microsoft Word format.
Using Mac Office 2013 to Edit and Convert PDF
Here is how to edit PDF files on Mac using this alternative to MS Office 2013 for Mac OS.
Run the 2013 Office for Mac and Load your PDF
First, get the Office 2013 OSX software through its website. You can buy it for $99.95 or download the free trial. Then, run the software and load the PDF file to be edited in the interface.
Start Editing your PDF File
Click Edit button to make some settings for your PDF, such as annotate text, highlight text, edit PDF form, edit PDF pages, edit PDF image, etc. Learn more detalied information about how to edit a PDF file on a Mac.
Converting PDF to Word Doc Format (Optional)
At last, after all is done, clicking "OK" to finish your files editing, even you can choose to convert the PDF document to various Doc format such as Word .doc format if you need.
Note: If you are a Windows user, and want to use Office 2013, you may get it through visiting the Microsoft website and clicking on the Microsoft Office 2013 Free Download links.