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Convert PDF to Word document?

Hello, there! Could you recommend a PDF to DOC converter that would not insert line breaks on each line, but would detect paragraphs. Or that would not, even worse, convert each line to a text box?

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I don't think you find good one all of these program has problem in some case. if your pdf just was in english and have no pic and table maybe you can find good convertor. –  Am1rr3zA Sep 24 '09 at 16:31
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Duplicate of Convert PDF to Word document? at superuser.com/questions/37726/convert-pdf-to-word-document –  Arjan Sep 24 '09 at 16:41
    
@Arjan van Bentem: you're right, it seems awfully similar to the other question. –  alex Sep 24 '09 at 19:46
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marked as duplicate by William Hilsum, alex, Diago Oct 14 '09 at 9:51

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Haven't tried it but PDFtoWord

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I'm using PDFZilla: easy to use and the results are satisfactory (although not perfect).

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PDFZilla is shareware, try before you buy.

if you're looking for a free PDF converter, have a look at Calibre, but it will only export to TXT, thus losing formatting and images.

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Thank you but I think, I tested PDFZilla before and each line is either a text box or has a paragraph mark –  user12263 Sep 29 '09 at 16:30
    
converting PDFs AND maintaining proper formating and imagery is always a tricky affair. –  Molly7244 Sep 29 '09 at 16:35
    
+1, this seems like a nice piece of software. –  th3dude Oct 8 '09 at 18:06
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Give-a-way for the day has a good one (PDFTiger) at this link www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdftiger but you have to act fast. The freebie expires in about 8 hours.

From the readme:

Installation

Unzip the package you've downloaded and install the program by running Setup.exe. Then register the software using following data:

License Key: [...]

You have to install it before the Giveaway offer for the software is over.

Terms and conditions

Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:

1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

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One of these will surely do it. A bit of trial and error needed!

PDF Undo

Comet

Kool wire

Freeware genius gives a comparison test of a few of them, but not Phil Pursglove's suggestion PDF to Word which I have used satisfactorily. I really don't know about your specific needs, but but interested to hear.

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I also recommend http://www.pdftodocconverterpro.com You can convert the PDF file to Word or Excel, edit it, and then convert back to PDF if needed. It is very quick and easy, and gives great results.

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You may try Some PDF to Word Converter :

Some PDF to Word Converter performs fast and accurate conversions from PDF to Word with columns, tables, headers, footers, graphics and layout reproduced just as they were in the original document. It's totally for FREE!

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Google Docs is now testing a new API feature that uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on images and PDFs.

From Google Operating System:

Google Docs API tests a new feature that lets you perform OCR (optical character recognition) on an image. There's a live demo that illustrates this feature: you can upload a high-resolution JPG, GIF, or PNG image that has less than 10 MB and Google Docs extracts the text and converts it into a new document. Google mentions that "the operation can currently take up to 40 seconds" and a small test showed that the service is not yet reliable: it's slow and it frequently returns errors.

Google Docs OCR

The results are far from perfect and you'll find many errors, but the service is free and it's constantly improving. Here's the result of the OCR for this scanned document:

Google Docs OCR

Edit: Whoops! ~quack reminded me I forgot the last step! A Google Docs document can be exported in a number of different formats, including HTML, OpenOffice, and Word:

Google Docs export options

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possibly clever and interesting, but relevent? question is specific to Word, can you get there from here? -1 until fixed. –  quack quixote Oct 12 '09 at 7:12
    
@~quack Google docs can export to Word - docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=49115 –  Sathya Oct 12 '09 at 10:21
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