.PDF to .DOC conversion


WildCowboy

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IJ Reilly said:
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.
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.
 

pianoman

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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.
 

bigboy99

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IJ Reilly said:
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.
I've DLed the file from versiontracker, but can't figure out how to install/use it. The extension is .tar.
 

sierra oscar

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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