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PDF to MS Word

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by george@chongwei, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    does anyone here know how to convert PDF file to microsoft file or any other file??
    does it require any software??:confused:
    thanks in advance:)
     
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    you can copy the text from the pdf per select and ctrl+C. you don't need any software for it except for adobe reader and notepad. You can also use the "save as text" function of adobe reader.
     
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    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    men, i cant really understand what u trying to tell me here..i mean i wanta PDF FILE to convert it to microsoft words document, as the title says it all.
    so, can u list the steps 1 by 1 here..and tell me how to do it??
     
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    Look, there is no direkt way to convert pdf to doc format without additional softwarte like Free PDF to Word Doc Converter, that you can download here: http://www.hellopdf.com/. But if you need only the text from the pdf-file, you can just copy it to your word-file by selecting all the text in pdf (ctrl+A), coping it to the buffer (ctrl+c) and pasting it in a new word-file (ctrl+v). Another way is to open pdf-file in adobe acrobat reader, then click on file -> save as text. And you will get an txt-file, that you can open in word.
     
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    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    ok, i will try download that software..
    btw, do you know how to use that software to convert it?
    can u teach me?
    thanks .
     
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    I've used this following online PDF to Word Converter with good results. I used it for some complex government PDF forms. The logos and figures came out fine as objects inside the Word doc.

    Find it here:

    http://www.freepdfconvert.com/

    click on the appropriate link on the left side for the type of MS file you want.
     
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    ok, i `ve tried this and it works!!:) thanks a million :), ph_leung
     
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    Like all online services that are free, nobody knows how long it will stay and stay for free, and what happens to the data they transfer. Don't send anything you would mind exposed to the public. Hmmm... don't send those private photos ;)
     
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    Hi Bro ph_leong,

    Firstly I would like to thanks you for the good work done here by sharing the valuable assistance here.

    My suggestion is to have more on this type of info sharing for the best of all.

    Cheers
     
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    btw, does anyone knows after i had convert the pdf file to MIcrosoft Words file, i tried to edit the information inside, but unsuccesfull:(
    does anyone knows how to edit after converted to MW file??
     
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    Can you describe what happens in more detail? I've never encountered this. Is it possible some of the original "text" in the PDF is actually an image? For example a .jpg file of text that was inserted into the PDF document. Converters won't handle this.
     
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    err, well im saying that after i convert from pdf file to microsoft words file, why i can't edit anything in the Microsoft words file?
    hope this avoid confusion.
     
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    Let's see if we can narrow down the problem. So, when you try to click on the converted document text to try to position the cursor, what happens? e.g.
    "It was a dark and stormy night." If you click on the space between "stormy" and "night, what would happen. Does the cursor appear there but you can't type anything or delete anything? Or, does the cursor not appear? If you want, you can PM me and send me a sample of a file that has this problem. (one of the original PDF and one of the Word file would be helpful).
     
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    Allo sir. Just do simple highlight all, copy from pdf and paste to MW lah.;) You need a coach for this? ;)
     
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    That's fine for regular text. Maybe there's various fonts, sizes, formatting and tables involved. This is where the converter comes in handy.
     
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    Font conversion won't work unless you have that particular font installed in your computer. Which means the converted file will contain fonts that have been rasterized or vectorized. In either case, that will be useless for editing purposes.
     
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    hmm, after a few tries, i finally had solved out the problem!:)
    anyway, thanks guys.
    btw, i noticed that this thread title has been edited by 'someone':rolleyes:
     

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