Converting Adobe Acrobat files in to Microsoft Word
Thread poster: Sara Senft

Sara Senft  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:45
Spanish to English
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Sep 3, 2008

I'm applying to an agency that asks for three work samples in my languages of expertise. I save all my projects on my computer, so finding samples is no problem. Here is the issue: Most of my source files are in Adobe Acrobat form and they have personal information on them. (I've translated plenty of birth certificates.)

I know that I would need to cover up the personal details before submitting my application. How can I convert the source documents in to Microsoft Word format? (Is it possible to cover up something like date of birth in an AA file?)


Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:45
English to Spanish
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OK Sep 3, 2008

1.- Print the original. 2.- Obliterate all identifying information with a black marker. 3.- Scan those originals with the identifying information obliterated. 4.- Send along with translations, with the identifying information also obliterated.


Ramon Ortega
Local time: 11:45
English to Spanish
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Export via Clipboard Sep 4, 2008

Try Edit | Copy File to Clipboard or Edit | Select All | Edit | Copy, then open a new doc file and Edit | Paste, to paste the clipboard content.

The process converts line breaks into hard carriage returns. There is a way to remove most of them but since you're to review the text to remove unwanted information you're better off Searching paragraph marks (^p) and Replacing them with a blank one by one and skipping those that don't need to be removed.

Hope that helps


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