Program to covert pdf to word

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  1. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of any good free software to convert pdf files to word files so that I can edit them. I have seen the online converters but was wanting to know if there is a downloadable product for macs.

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  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    The conversion to PDF is supposed to be a one-way process. In other words, once you've made a PDF, you don't edit it. That's the point. If it needs to be edited, you edit the original document then make a new PDF. PDF conversion tools convert TO PDF, not FROM PDF.

    Anyway, to answer your question, the easiest way to edit PDF info is to highlight the document's content, copy, and paste into an editable document. I doubt this will pick up images, and this will not work with copy-protected PDFs. If that's what you want you're pretty much out of luck.
     
  3. mesa macrumors newbie

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    Trapeze (shareware), but PDF-to-text is hit-or-miss because the fonts and structure may not be retrievable, depending on how it was encoded.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Adobe Acrobat (the $, not the reader) can do OCR.
     
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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