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I drag a .pdf file to a word document and get -

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The program used to created this object is AcroExch. That program is either not installed on your computer or it is not responding.

To edit this object, install AcroExch or ensure that any dialog boxes in AcroExch are closed.

I use Adobe Acrobat X Version 10.1.2 and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 .

The "Correct" answer suggested here (first search result in google) didn't work for me and gave same error .

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What are you trying to do? Copy the PDF's contents in a Word file? If you only have Adobe Reader, try marking all the text, copy it and paste to Word. You have to copy the images separately and then you have to spend some time to manually restore the original format of the document. If you have Adobe Acrobat you can simply export the PDF document to Word (provided is not locked). There are third party convert utilities as well, but I would prefer the official Adobe Acrobat for best conversion and fidelity to the original.

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To insert the PDF into a word document you simply need to open Word select insert object, in the Object windows select the create from file tab and browse to the file you want to insert, select it now you need to tick on one of check boxes below depending on how you want the file to appear, if you want it to appear as an icon you both check boxes must be selected otherwise select just link to file.

Hope this solves your problem.

Sabelo Myeni

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While digging for escape routes facing the same issue, I figured this error could occur from a crashing adobe/acrobat program running in the background in Windows system.

Open task manager, and kill any "Acro*" processes and try again.

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