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Convert PDF to Word document?

I have some confidential documents in PDF which can contain text, tables, images, etc, and I need to convert them back to a Microsoft Word document. Is there any software that is able to do this? If not, what would be the next best way to go about doing this?

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marked as duplicate by fretje, Ivo Flipse Feb 9 '10 at 9:38

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Possible duplicate: superuser.com/questions/37726/convert-pdf-to-word-document –  Isxek Feb 9 '10 at 4:02
    
Ask the original PDF creator to send you the original Word docs –  George Feb 9 '10 at 5:01
    
I'd say exact duplicate. –  fretje Feb 9 '10 at 8:49
    
-1: And if it was created by InDesign, say or Latex? –  Charles Stewart Feb 27 '10 at 16:32

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You can do that online for free here: http://www.pdftoword.com/

If you're worried sending your confidential files to that website I think they also have a desktop version to download for free.

The result might sometimes not be as good as from Acrobat Professional but it's free! :)

They do the same thing for Excel files and that worked great for me!

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The best method I know that can do this, is any professional version of Acrobat

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Interesting! I always knew that Acrobat can convert from Word to PDF but it just never cross my mind that it can also perform the reverse. Will give it a try. Thanks! –  Lopper Feb 9 '10 at 4:02

Scan and OCR. OCR is pretty good these days. Usually there's some OCR software out of the box, even with a consumer grade scanner.

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