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Old 02-20-2013, 8:47 AM
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Default How to convert a PDF file to Word?

I need to update my Resume. Wifey did it in PDF. It will not allow me to edit it. She is too busy w/ Tax Season at work.

I have tried copy/paste to word but it doesn't work out.

Any Computer Helper Bees out there?
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Old 02-20-2013, 8:50 AM
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If you have adobe acrobat you can open the PDF and Save As, then select Microsoft Word. It never seems to be a perfect conversion, but it saves retyping the doc completely.

Reader has some conversion capability, but I have not tried it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 9:17 AM
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You can also upload the PDF to google docs and have it convert for free.

But it would be easier to just get the source file from the wife, since she didn't type it in Adobe PDF.
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Old 02-20-2013, 9:22 AM
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Find the source file. If you cannot retrieve it, use Adobe to "OCR" which is some sort of text recognition, but you will lose some formatting. You may end up just re-writing the thing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 9:37 AM
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Adobe Acrobat Professional 10 will do it, I do this all the time when I have answer RFPs.

They offer a 30 day trial, you should check it out.
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Old 02-20-2013, 3:00 PM
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I have used this online converter with success on several pdf files.

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Old 02-20-2013, 3:19 PM
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Adobe Acrobat Professional 10 will do it, I do this all the time when I have answer RFPs.

They offer a 30 day trial, you should check it out.

And its illegal to modify your hosts file to point the url to a LAN ip to circumvent copyright validation checks. So don't do it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 8:51 PM
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I use Nuance's buggy PDF Converter Pro because it has a lot of flexibility and power for the price but their plain PDF Converter (which doesn't make PDFs) will do what you want and it's free after rebate. Warning support is EXPENSIVE. It's not perfect but it works.

There are some free tools but I haven't used them.
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