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How to convert pdf to word?
I'm writting my paper and need to extract some paragraph out of pdf materials, but the pdf can not be copied, so I need to tranfer them to word so that I can use them freely. Any idea to do that? Do I have to use a software or any tools?
05-20-2012 08:42 AM
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RE: How to convert pdf to word?
(05-20-2012 08:42 AM)Alanw12 Wrote:  I'm writting my paper and need to extract some paragraph out of pdf materials, but the pdf can not be copied, so I need to tranfer them to word so that I can use them freely. Any idea to do that? Do I have to use a software or any tools?

Hi Alan,

On PDFs, there's two basic kinds - those based on text and those based on scanned image files.

On PDFs that have been created using scanned image files, there is no way to extract the text directly from the PDF, because it's an image file. The only thing you can do with those is re-type them or print it out and scan it using Optical Character Recognition software to re-create the text (not simple, nor error-free).

On other PDFs that have not been created using an image scan, you can simply copy/paste the text into another document - however when you do that, you lose all formatting and are able to extract the text only.

Is your paper related to Sleep Apnea?

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RE: How to convert pdf to word?
Moved this thread to the Off-Topic forum.

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RE: How to convert pdf to word?
Nitro software has an app and a (free) web site that allows you to upload a pdf and it returns an editable word doc.
I don't think I can post the link here because even though the site is free, they definitely do sell product as well.

I do think I'm within the rules to say that if you Google "convert pdf word" it is the first result.
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RE: How to convert pdf to word?
Feel free to PM the OP the link.

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RE: How to convert pdf to word?
Adobe reader will not allow you to copy text from a .pdf but acrobat will. BTW it also has built in OCR to help with converting scanned text as well
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RE: How to convert pdf to word?
(05-20-2012 09:17 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Feel free to PM the OP the link.


LOL, that would have been altogether too easy, now wouldn't it. Oh-jeez
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