Scan PDF to Editable file or into word file ?
Thread poster: 3ADE shadab

3ADE shadab
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Hindi to English
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Dec 30, 2009

Hi All

I would like to know if it is possible to convert Scan PDF file into any editable format/word file or so or is there any free software available so that i can download, I would like to keep the same format as in PDF.



Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Please use a PDF converter Dec 30, 2009

and I beg you, please please use the search function - converting PDF to an editable format is I think the most common topic here on ProZ.


Arabictranslate  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:27
German to Arabic
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Use ABBY FineReader Ver 8.0 Dec 30, 2009

Use ABBY FineReader Ver 8.0

It provides a very good quality in relation to text recognition and also keeps the layout in a very good way.

More over, the trial version of version 8.0 enables you to scan up to 50 pages. Later versions allows you to scan only 1-3 pages.


Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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use any version of FR... Dec 30, 2009

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Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:27
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Where do I get older versions from? Apr 5, 2010

Hi Sergei,

I have been trying to download the trial of the latest version 10 from the official site without success. It seems they don't want us to try. Where can I get older version from, as the ABBUFinereader site doesn't offer them (and I don't want to download suspicious files)?

Thank you a lot,


Brian Young  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:27
Danish to English
pdf to word Apr 5, 2010

there is a program called Able2doc, and it works very well. Google it. I think it's less expensive than some of the others. You can download a trial version that will do 5 conversions.


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