.PDF to .DOC conversion

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  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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  2. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    acrobat premium?
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Not exactly (AFAIK), but PDF2RTF converts from PDF to RTF. Don't expect much formatting to survive, but for extracting the text, it works great.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, that's a good free option. Acrobat Professional can do it fairly well, but it definitely screws up some of the formatting, images, tables, etc.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    copy and paste.

    some of the text stuff i work with is easily highlight-able and then you can copy and paste it into a word document.
     
  6. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've DLed the file from versiontracker, but can't figure out how to install/use it. The extension is .tar.
     
  7. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

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    double click to unpack it (pref to desktop) - then:

    INSTALLATION
    Copy PDF2RTFService into the directory »Services« located in the Library
    folder of your Home directory, then log out and log in again. If there is no such
    folder, create one using the Finder. You may also copy the package to »/
    Library/Services/« to make it available to all users on your machine.
    Now you are ready to go: Open PDF, PS and EPS documents from within any
    well-designed Cocoa application that supports reading rich text files, for
    example TextEdit or Pages. You can also use drag-and-drop to open such files
    in any suitable applicatio
     
  8. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

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    Almost any OCR software should be able to do this. Try ReadIRIS 11
     

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