converting pdf back to pages

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  1. Chirone macrumors 6502

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    hi all,

    i have a pdf but i've lost the pages document it was derived from

    does anyone know how i can change it back to the pages document?
     
  2. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Ha! That's a good one.:p All kidding aside, I'm very interested in the responses you'll get from this. Good luck.:)
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Acrobat Professional will allow you to save a .pdf in various formats, including Word.doc and .txt and .rtf

    That's at least a start for you

    There may be a utility out there that will give you more flexibility in file formats
    Try Googling and see what happens


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  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I actually have a small program called pdf2word that will convert a pdf doc to a word doc. It messes up the formatting occasionally and editting is a hassle; it's certainly not perfect. I've had it for years so I don't remember where I got it, and it only runs on windows.
     
  5. Chirone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    actually this is a genuine situation...
    we have the prior versions of the pdf document but no one knows where the current one is and we need to update it again
    i figure instead of matching the older one with the newer one and altering the older one to look like the newer one (there are a lot of changes) it would be easier if i could convert the older pdf back to pages...

    MacDawg, i've tried googling, i get nothing but programs that claim to convert it back to word documents... i suppose that would be useful, but i don't think it would keep everything...

    redwarrior, what a shame i'm running on a ppc :p
     
  6. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    PM me. Send me the doc, if that's ok, and i'll try to convert it for you... If you want.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Does it have graphics?
    If not, or if you have the original graphic work you might still be able to make it work

    I will make the same offer as Red
    PM me and I will send you my email and you can send me the Doc
    I will try to make it work for you if you like
    (you are in luck... I just happen to have some free time to kill!)

    Converting to Pages may be a stretch... but going through another format might be possible

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  8. Chirone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm,

    the guy behind me can run windows on his mac, so i'll see if he can anything

    if not i'll pm you

    thanks for the offer! :cool:

    MacDawg, thanks for the offer too, it does have graphics in it, but i'm sure they are lying around somewhere or that i can just screen capture them off if they don't exist already

    you know what? i'll just send it to you both anyway and see what your results are :)
     
  9. Chirone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alrighty,

    the guy behind me came out with reasonably good results

    it didn't keep the header and footer as a header and footer (understandable i guess)
    it didn't keep the TOC (understandable too i guess)
    and it decided that it would change the colours of the pictures (not quite understandable, but it's nothing harmful)

    he used this site here:
    www.pdftoword.com

    it's free and it emails you the result

    :cool:
     
  10. redwarrior macrumors 603

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