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Convert PDF to Word Doc?

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  1. Cavallino Aficionado

    Oct 3, 2006
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    This has been sought out in the past but what is the best program out there today? I downloaded a free trial of Wondershare PDF converter pro but it doesn't seem to do a great job? Thanks guys!!
     
  2. Fast_ian

    Fast_ian Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Believe it or not, that's a pretty difficult conversion. It also depends somewhat on what you want to do - Check out this thread for some ideas;

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=335835

    Not a conversion to Word, but a couple of the suggestions there may be enough.

    If not, Acrobat (the full version, not the reader) *claims* to be able to (almost!) do it - Comments here; http://acrobatusers.com/blogs/duffjohnson/converting-pdf-word-understanding-problem

    However, your best bet is probably to contact the author and ask to get it in Word format.

    Cheers,
    Ian
     
  3. t88power

    t88power Formula 3

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    It depends on how the PDS was created (scanned vs converted).

    If it was scanned, you should be able to run an OCR on it, then save to Word.

    If it is a digital PDF (converted from another file type), you should be able to "save as" word file from acrobat pro.

    Ernesto
     
  4. mirak

    mirak Rookie

    Nov 3, 2011
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    Just for your info: New Windows Office versions make it possible to safe the word files into pdfs in one step. I think this is very comfy and you don't need to install more programs on your computer (I hate it that I need so many programs, it gets confusing after a while). I'm glad Windows did that.
     
  5. powerpig

    powerpig F1 Rookie
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    That's a good feature, but I think he wants to go the other way.
     
  6. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I bought a program called "PDF to Word" at Office Depot. Works great most
    of the time - but of course, not all formatting that's possible in Acrobat have
    an equivalent in Word - so sometimes the conversion looks funky and needs
    to be worked on to get it right.

    I've since purchased Acrobat (well, it came installed on my Macbook) so now
    I can open anything. Acrobat does have a "save as Word file" option as well.

    Jedi
     
  7. Fast_ian

    Fast_ian Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Is it now bundled on new Macs as standard?

    Unless it was a BTO option (?) that surprises me a little - That suckers "expensive" and wasn't included on any of mine. Having said that, mine are now so old I can't upgrade to Lion [One G4 and a Core Duo :eek:]

    Cheers,
    Ian
     

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