PDF to Word document

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  1. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Is there a free software that allow to convert PDF to Word documents?

    Thanks,
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    No answers... Does that mean that there ain't a free converter of PDF to Word documents?

    Best regards,
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  3. ThunderZ

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    Same question was asked not that long ago. A couple of paid fors were mentioned priced at around $40 and $100. But sorry, no mentions of any freeware.
     
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    The thing with PDF is that it was meant for displaying stuff, not editing it. To get it to a word document, the best thing I could suggest is printing it, then scanning it into your computer and going from their. Also, the problem with the Word document is that it is a closed format that Microsoft hasn't released, so many formatting issues occur since no-one knows the true inner workings of the formate. That is why everyone should either use latex or open document format :D

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  5. Meltdown

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    I use PDF Converter - nothing fancy, just extracts the text and saves it in a .txt file.
     
  6. Howard Kaikow

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    PDF Converter Pro 4.0 has significantly improved conversion features.

    There are specual deals until 30 Sep 2006 at, as I recall, http://www.nuance.com/pdf4/.
     
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    Same name, different products - the one I linked to is a freebie. :)
     
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    Thanks guy's,

    I have try both recommandations and have gone with Paperless print :) In fact, I never figure out how pdf converter (the free one) workedo_O

    Thank you,
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    Yes
    Bit of a pain changing the PDF format back to editable/word formats.
    Not as easy as it sounds.
    Editing/revising PDF can be a nuisance.

    I looked for a good free conversion utility a while ago: not many about.
    Tried Paperless printer and didn't like it: cant actually remember why.

    I get a lot of scannedPDF docs and PDF docs e-mailed to me and often want to work on them with other text utilities for rediting. Not sure why they get sent as PDF so often: I think there is a mistaken assumption that PDF docs are somehow more secure and unique identifying characteristics cant be changed.

    I ended up going for this: http://www.investintech.com/prod_a2d_pro.htm
    Actually works well for me but did cost a bit. Very accurate conversion: not perfect but the best of what I tested, particularly for the annoying "scanned and attached" PDF files.

    HTH

    Just saw Ice's post with link: that should will work but often will lose formatting. Scanner OCR technology is much better these days but also can be a pain resorting the formatting
    :thumb:
     
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