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Francesca Battaglia
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May 2, 2007

Hi everyone, I have an important job but I jost don't know how to make a pdf file compatible with word..
I tried to copy and paste but it doesn't work. I have a Vista laptop..
I never worked on pdf files and I really don't know what to do, please help me!
fran


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Mihaela BUFNILA  Identity Verified
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Try this May 2, 2007

http://www.abbyy.com/finereader8/?param=44890

I am very happy with it. There is a trial version you can use. Then, when you have some time, have a lok at it

Good luck,
Mihaela


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Mihaela BUFNILA  Identity Verified
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Sorry... May 2, 2007

... "look" at it.

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Satto (Roberto)  Identity Verified
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Try PDF converter May 2, 2007

Question has been asked numerous times...but try PDF converter, it converts PDF to word and to convert from word to PDF there are several option on the net, but the best (for me) is to have the complete version of Acrobat.

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Nadzeya Manilava
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PDF Transformer 2.0 May 2, 2007

http://www.pdftransformer.com/

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Giovany Rodríguez Monsalve
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Able2Extract. May 2, 2007

I don't have the link now, but you can search it, it's a very good software.

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Kristina Kolic  Identity Verified
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Already many links on this forum May 2, 2007

There are already many threads on this topic on the forum. Here is on containing links to other previous threads:

http://www.proz.com/topic/70328


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Luisa Fiorini  Identity Verified
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Abbyy Fine Reader 8 May 2, 2007

Hi Francesca,

I agree with Mihaela. Abbyy Fine Reader 8 is very useful. You can download the trail version and in a few seconds it will convert your pdf into a doc format.

Bye


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Francesca Battaglia
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problems with abby May 2, 2007

Hi, thank you all for replying. I am trying to download the trial version of Abbyy but when i click on SAVE, it won't work. A window opens saying it is not possible to save because the path could not being recognised or something like that. Should i click "Extract" instead of save when i do the download?
F.


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Able2Doc Professional May 2, 2007

"Able2Doc Professional delivers powerful conversions of native and image PDF files into editable MS Word documents. PDF layout, graphics and text are preserved in MS Word. Able2doc Professional converts all types of PDFs, including scanned and image PDFs."


http://www.freefunfiles.com/software/business/wordprocessing/able2doc-pro.html


Hope it helps.


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lexical  Identity Verified
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Able2Doc Professional May 2, 2007

I use this program too (about 90 USD to buy but you can try it for free, though limited to 3 pages at a time). It does an excellent job with 'native' PDFs and a passable OCR job with scanned PDFs, depending on the quality.

[Edited at 2007-05-02 18:05]

[Edited at 2007-05-02 18:07]


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Search the forum May 2, 2007

This has been discussed countless times - each week, someone asks about this. Please search the forum before asking an elementary question like this one - all of the different ways to work with PDFs have been discussed extensively.

If you search the article knowledge base, you will also find several useful articles on this subject.



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leo van bragt  Identity Verified
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Solid converter May 2, 2007

Hi Fran,

I have been trying these free pdf to word converting programs for months. There were always hickups. About two months ago, I downloaded Solid Converter. Costs about 50 USD, I think. That works very well. It also has a trial option, which is limited to five pages or something. But at least that gives you an idea whether it works or not. Has worked fine with all my pdf files though. Good luck, and let us know which one you have chosen!

Leo


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xxxtlmurray
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I would save first, THEN extract May 2, 2007

francesca battaglia wrote:

Hi, thank you all for replying. I am trying to download the trial version of Abbyy but when i click on SAVE, it won't work. A window opens saying it is not possible to save because the path could not being recognised or something like that. Should i click "Extract" instead of save when i do the download?
F.


Sounds like a Windows problem. In pre-Vista, I would save to a simple folder like My Documents\Downloads, then, expand the file you downloaded into, say, a subfolder called Abby. Can you emulate that approach in Vista?


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patyjs  Identity Verified
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Try copying it to a Word doc. May 2, 2007

Hi Fran,
Here's what I do. Open the PDF file and hit select all from the edit menu. Copy this and then paste it to a blank Word doc. This always works for me but you have to be careful because sometimes some of the formatting is lost, like indentations or special characters. I usually have both docs open side by side to avoid slip-ups.
Hope this helps.....good luck!
Paty


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