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Old 07-19-2005, 04:46 AM   #1
vivek.sonny.abraham
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Question PDF to DOC Converter?


Hi,

I am a newbie so,please forgive me if my doubts are a little misplaced. After developinga lot of stuff on the One-that-must-not-be-named, I was enlightened by Red Hat, I am still scrounging for debian but I am having great experience till now.

Hmm, till now that is,....I have looked high and low for a piece of software, that converts PDF to *.doc documents and all I've found are pdf2doc converters for windows most of them trial versions. I could reboot to win from time to time to do this conversion but i am so sure there must be an easier way.

Vivek
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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I havent found any program that does this, but there are pdf2ps, ps2ascii and ps2text in linux.

Also, I found one "pdftohtml" program that convert it to html, with frames showing page numbers. Html can be converted to .doc in Openoffice (I think).

Then there is Koffice and kword that can open pdf's. but i'm not aware of its converting abilities.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 03:18 AM   #3
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Hmmm, it works but it doesn't recognise tables. thaks anyway,

I have the latex2html program which converts the latex file into html pages. but it makes each page of the document into a separate page of html. Very obvious, but doesn't suit my purpose. All i can do is maybe write a shell script to save all the files as one open office doc. It poses a nice challenge to me, probably will try my hands on developing some programs to do it.

Vivek
 
Old 03-09-2006, 08:01 AM   #4
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I wish to download pdf to doc converter programme for windows. Can any one help me.
Thanx
 
Old 03-09-2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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I wish to download pdf to doc converter programme for windows. Can any one help me.
Thanx
Not here!
 
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:32 PM   #6
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Hi,
Adobe Reader 7.0 for linux has a function "Save as Text". I's nothing really special but it works.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 03:04 PM   #7
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Hi,
Hmm, till now that is,....I have looked high and low for a piece of software, that converts PDF to *.doc documents and all I've found are pdf2doc converters for windows most of them trial versions. I could reboot to win from time to time to do this conversion but i am so sure there must be an easier way.
I've found a site to convert pdf docs to word http://www.freefileconvert.com it might help
 
Old 03-25-2008, 06:33 PM   #8
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A pdf to doc converter program for windows sounds like something that should run easily in wine. I hope you realize that you are going from a standard form to a very nasty opaque form. A windows word document is pretty much a memory dump, and can even contain viruses and passwords that were in memory but never cleared by Word.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 07:22 PM   #9
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Excellent, free PDF convertor/printer for windows:

BullzipPDF http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

Are you expecting to do OCR or is the PDF already a text embeded PDF?

Wouldn't opening the PDF in OOo do this?
 
Old 04-10-2008, 02:33 AM   #10
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Excellent, free PDF convertor/printer for windows:

BullzipPDF [/URL]
Hi, bullzipPDF is
1.a PDF printer, not a PDF2DOC converter
2.a windows program

so it doesnt help here and is futile in -ux, because U have a PDF printer already and the "print to file" works also.

the Free File Converter WEB is pretty good and helping.
thnx
 
Old 04-10-2008, 05:45 AM   #11
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Here's an article that mentions several web based solutions.
Free PDF to word
 
Old 07-04-2009, 09:22 PM   #12
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Excellent, free PDF convertor/printer for windows:

BullzipPDF http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

Are you expecting to do OCR or is the PDF already a text embeded PDF?

Wouldn't opening the PDF in OOo do this?
you dont realise that openoffice cant import and read pdf files itself even with the pdf add-on. it is strange but true.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 06:25 AM   #13
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You can try this online:
http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf2word/index.asp
 
Old 08-16-2010, 04:17 PM   #14
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Have a look at pdf2html on sourceforge. If the pdf is reasonably simple then opening the resulting html in openoffice and saving as DOC might do the trick. Although I ran into problems converting documents in landscape format with a background image (it oddly tries to keep the image as portrait).
 
Old 08-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #15
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Or alternatively, you could give this online one a go:
http://www.fileminx.com
Not perfect but did a reasonable job with the formatting, landscape, etc.
 
  


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