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    Converting an pdf document into a word

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    by pkak1978 ·

    I urgently need some help on how to convert an adobe acrobat document (.pdf) into a word document.
    Any help from techrepublic members.

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    • #2717696

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      by haileyan ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      Unfortunately, this is not incredibly simple.

      First download the trial version of ReadIris:
      http://www.irisusa.com/youreview/demo.html

      You can open your PDF into ReadIRis and have it scan the document for text and create a Word Document from it. Be aware that OCR (Opticle Character Recognition) is at best only 85% accurate. You will have alot of cleanup to do on this document. Once you convert it to Word.

      • #2845370

        convert pdf for editing or importing?

        by rogerrr88 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        If the author’s purpose is to import pdf into word document rather than edit it, he/she didn’t need to convert pdf and just import pdf as an picture. The snapshot tool of Adobe reader enables you do that.
        If the purpose is to edit pdf files, I advise you use a program to convert pdf to editable word. A good converter will parse original file layout, text, image, graphics and so on then fix and locate them into word files accordingly. There is no much reformatting, cleanup.

    • #2717662

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      by kenv ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      If you have the full Adobe package (not just the reader), you can save the pdf into a number of other formats. Here is a link to download a trial version to see if this will work for you:
      http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/main.html

      • #2723098

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        by pkak1978 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        Thanks KenV,
        A good suggestion from you, I have a full Acrobat Package version 5, but did not find a word ouput/ export option. I donot know if latter versions have it.

        Peter.

    • #2717624

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      by mex_carnal ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      Try solid pdf…works fine for me but it will cost you around $50.00 http://www.solidpdf.com…

      • #2723099

        Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        by pkak1978 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        Thanks Mex,
        I have read the success stories from solidpdf’s website, sound very good, I will find some bucks to try it.
        Peter.

    • #2716775

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      by juergen hartl ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      If you don’t mind loosing the formatting there is freeware available PDF2Text or PDF2Html

      • #2723100

        Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        by pkak1978 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        Thanks jhartl,
        Good but this document contains plenty pages with tables and graphics and also keeping the formatting is vital .
        Peter

    • #2716410

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      by glyall ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      If you have a scanner. You can scan the document into Word. If you scanning program imports into Word.

      Good luck

    • #2715776

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      by fuzzypup ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      Scansoft PDF Converter for MS Word. About $50 for software. Converts PDF directly to Word from Word File menu.

      • #2723102

        Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        by pkak1978 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        Thanks Fuzzy,
        I have read the success stories from solidpdf’s website, sound very good, I will find some bucks to try it.
        Peter.

    • #2707705

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      by sømand ·

      In reply to Converting an pdf document into a word

      you can just open the pdf file. mark all txt, copy and paste into Word.

      • #2723103

        Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        by pkak1978 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

        Thanks ynneb,
        Good but this document contains plenty pages with tables and graphics and also keeping the formatting is vital, your suggestion works quite well for pure text documents.
        Peter

    • #2723097

      Reply To: Converting an pdf document into a word

      by pkak1978 ·

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