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    Recommend a good PDF to Word converter?

    Hi! I am looking for a way to to copy the pdf pages to a word doc
    mean something similar as https://online-pdf.org but more precise. I know the copy-paste trick but that is sooooo much work to do that by hand.
    I can't install software because of the security on my work pc

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    I open PDF documents in LibreOffice, then you can save in Word format. There is a portable version which doesn't require installation.

    cheers, Paul

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    Have you tried Word 2013?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I open PDF documents in LibreOffice, then you can save in Word format. There is a portable version which doesn't require installation.

    cheers, Paul
    Thank you. it works. Not perfect though but I think there is no such things as perfect with PDF to Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogg View Post
    Thank you. it works. Not perfect though but I think there is no such things as perfect with PDF to Word.
    You are correct that there is no such thing as perfect with conversion to Word from any source. Such conversions may look and print fine but editing them can be a real pain. As macropod pointed out, Word 2013 opens pdf documents and can save them in Word format. Again, though, this is a conversion process.

    Best solution is to get the document used to produce the pdf. I know that this is often not available.
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    Best solution is to get the document used to produce the pdf. I know that this is often not available.
    Many if not most who use PDF format to publish their data do so because it is difficult to copy and edit, even though some do for its near universal readability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Many if not most who use PDF format to publish their data do so because it is difficult to copy and edit, even though some do for its near universal readability.
    I agree.

    That is why I send documents to others in pdf when I do not expect them to be edited. I am simply pointing out that if the OP wants to edit a document that is in PDF the most efficient way to do that is to obtain the original source (non-pdf) document.

    When I send a pdf document, I certainly do not want it to be easy for someone to alter.
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    Pdf2word

    I have a copy of PDF2WORD which works quite well, an updated version is available here http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-to-word/index.html


    Quote Originally Posted by rogg View Post
    Hi! I am looking for a way to to copy the pdf pages to a word doc
    mean something similar as https://online-pdf.org but more precise. I know the copy-paste trick but that is sooooo much work to do that by hand.
    I can't install software because of the security on my work pc

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    I wonder if any of you have tried "Sumatra." I have and it works very well for me--small footprint, simple, and if all you want to do is convert pdf to word it works great.

    http://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/free-pdf-reader.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgercee View Post
    ... and if all you want to do is convert pdf to word it works great.

    http://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/free-pdf-reader.html
    I only see an option to save as a text file.

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    I recommend Aiseesoft PDF to Word Converter (http://www.aiseesoft.com/pdf-to-word-converter.html) or PDF Converter Ultimate (http://www.aiseesoft.com/pdf-converter-ultimate.html). Conserves formatting and tables, etc.

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    No 'save' in my Libre office

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I open PDF documents in LibreOffice, then you can save in Word format. There is a portable version which doesn't require installation.

    cheers, Paul
    I use the free version of Libre Office to read PDF's.I tried to save a PDF to WORD format,but 'save' is grayed out. Do you know if this is just a feature of a paid version?

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    Libre is French for "Free" maybe more, so I doubt it.
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    Select File > Save As. Now you can save in Word format.

    cheers, Paul

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    Two things, one is that LibreOffice Writer may open a .pdf file in Draw and the other that with a New blank document the Save is dimmed by default.

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