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By galahad04 ·
Hi, I have a client who wants me to convert a PDF document to a Word .doc document so that we can make updates to the file (the client deleted the original source file so we have to convert the PDF itself here). The trouble is that in addition todeleting the source file, the source file itself was a WordPerfect document. Because it is a WordPerfect file, using the Acrobat Save As feature to save the PDF as an RTF file does not work -- the formatting of the resulting file is all messed up.I have also tried using Acrobat?s Magellan 3d-party plug-in which converts PDF to HTML, but again the formatting does not render correctly because of the WordPerfect-based formatting. Additionally I tried saving the file out as a series of .TIF files and then using Acrobat?s PaperCapture feature to make the images text, but I get an error message saying that PaperCapture does not support the TIF file's resolution.

Any ideas how I might be able to get around this WordPerfect-specific issue so that I can get a converted Word file? Or do I need to tell the client that she needs to redesign a Word source file from scratch?

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by jimmy In reply to PDF-to-DOC Question

If you still have Adobe PDF on the PC simply grab the text and do a select all teat and copy. Copy this into a MS word document and then paste it. Then convert the the file to PDF from there.
Note you may have to do a paste special in order to getthe best/ orginal Document formatting.

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by galahad04 In reply to PDF-to-DOC Question

Unfortunately, the Paste and Paste special options didn't render the tables in the document correctly (got a bunch of really weird-looking characters). Thanks for your suggestion though.

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