I can understand your concern & will guide you through this.
In order to convert the PDF files to Word or Excel without uploading the file to the cloud you will require Adobe Acrobat DC software which is a bit different in comparison to Adobe Document Cloud service.
Once you have installed Adobe Acrobat DC software on your computer you can convert the PDF files without going online or uploading it on the Adobe Document Cloud.
You can download Adobe Acrobat DC Pro trail version for 30 days using this link Download Adobe Acrobat free trial | Acrobat Pro DC & then serialize it using your Adobe ID.
Please refer to this KB doc. for steps to convert the PDF file to MS word or Excel file : Acrobat Help | Convert or export PDFs to other file formats
In case if you have any further queries please let us know, we will be happy to help you.
I may have put this question in the wrong forum but the Adobe Reader DC software is what I was asking about. Over the weekend our Adobe Reader was updated to Adobe Reader DC. The Save As Word/Excel option sent me to the option of creating an account and subscribing the to Acrobat Pro DC web page. And we couldn't find any verbage that stated where the conversion would occur. So to convert from PDF to Word/Excel, what version of Adobe DC is required to perform the action without uploading the document to any cloud service?
In order to convert PDF to Word/Excel without uploading it to Adobe Cloud, you need to purchase Adobe Acrobat DC. For more information, please refer: Convert PDF to Excel, PDF to XLSX converter | Adobe Acrobat DC