I just converted a PDF file to a Word docx file. Howver, what I got was a picture in a word document. Thus I am unable to edit the text which defeats the object. How can I overcome this?
When you converted the document, was the 'Recognize scanned text in' checkbox checked? Most of the time when you see this behavior, it's because the file was not OCR'd (Optical Character Recognition) when it was converted.
You may also want to try triple-clicking the file where you're trying to edit it. Depending on how the original file was created, sometimes the conversion to Word has this odd image layer on top of the actual text.