|Aug 10, 2013, 07:54 PM||#1|
PDF to DOC please?
I really need to convert a PDF file, which contains text and pictures, into a DOC format that I can import into OpenOffice.
Any free app for Mountain Lion that can do that please?
IF that's not possible, is there a way to edit a PDF file text on Mountain Lion?
|Aug 11, 2013, 08:05 AM||#2|
The only way I know if acrobat (which does a pretty good job) but will charge you a lot. I've heard that PDF pen can do same but haven't tried. Don't know any free ones though I'm sure you could use the online ones - just google it. They require you to upload your document so I don't trust them.
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|Aug 11, 2013, 10:27 AM||#3|
What I just did to test it was to create a regular document in Pages with one picture that I imported into the document(a small map of the Aegean). I then exported it as a .pdf to my desktop. Once that was done, I used Preview to open it. I used the tool at the top to select the text and selected all(Command + A). Then I simply pasted it into LibreOffice. Then I use the select tool to select the photo, went to the edit menu and selected "copy." I then pasted that into LibreOffice(command + v) as well and then went through the document in LibreOffice to make sure the formatting was as close as possible to the original and saved it as a .doc. Overall it took less than 5 minutes to make sure the formatting was the same and that the picture was in the right sport with the text placed as perfectly as possible. This was only a 3-page pdf with one picture though so if yours is more than that with multiple pictures, then I would say 15 minutes.
It's not perfect but I think it is doable and will save you a bunch of money.
I also have Pages and using that made it much easier to move the images back to where they are supposed to be with the document inspector.
I don't know how long the document is or how many pictures there are, but I seriously doubt you'd have a problem with this.
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|Aug 12, 2013, 04:57 PM||#8|
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