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    pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    Is there a way to convert .pdf files to .doc files without corruption? I see several .pdf to .htm or .pdf to .bmp or .pdf to .txt, but what about .doc?
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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 26-May-03 15:29. Found a third party product (in beta).)</P>Acrobat can save a PDF document to RTF. I think that's the closest you will come to something Word-like, that is, something that can preserve the formatting of the text in the document. Images might be harder. Here's a third party product to check into, but it looks as though it's still in beta: http://www.pixelplanet.de/english/products...bber/index.html.

    In a brief Google search, I read another suggestion: print the PDF to a PostScript file, and then convert the PostScript file back to an editable document. Sounds difficult to me.

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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    Yah, doesn't look to easy. I found this ghost script freeware that may do the trick, but looks confusing...http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/index.html
    a lot more trouble then it's worth...likely...thought that there might be a work around easier then that, but haven't found one. Anyone else have any tips on this?
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    Edited note: Jscher, yes, the German beta is available...doesn't say when the English version will be out, but signed up for their newletter which is supposed to let one know.
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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    What kind of protection has the provider set on the PDF file?
    I.e., read only, no printing, no copying and pasting and etc.

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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    Do you have the Master password? If not the author did NOT want this file to be converted.

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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    Hi,

    If you use Acrobat's text tool, you can copy the text out and paste it into Word. This tends to preserve fonts, but not formatting, and each line is formatted as a separate paragraph. Using the graphic tool, you can select an area to copy and paste it as an image into a Word document - preserves layout, by virtue of being a bitmap image, but not the easiest thing to edit. Oh, and both tools work one page at a time.

    This may/may not be of use.

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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    I've used OmniPagePro12, a scanning and OCR software, to scan directly from a PDF file -- you don't even have to print it. I've found it usually does a really good job with text but graphics are not so good. However, you could get them another way and then plug them into your document. And I just tried it with a PDF that had a master password and it worked.

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    Re: pdf to doc (Word 2000)

    Thanks Nancy...
    I understand the route. Just something I've been digging at for a while now. Yes, I am aware that a Master Password means the author doesn't want it copied to Word...legalities aside here, was not after profit or gain in any shape or form...have just always wanted to know if it was possible. <img src=/S/newbrain.gif border=0 alt=newbrain width=21 height=22> In the computer world, (especially MS Office), If I've gained nothing else, but the knowledge to which...everything is possible "somehow". It's questions like this that keep the cobwebs from forming around my aging braincells...haha. The idea just kept at me til' I "had" to ask.
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