Any recommended free programs to convert PDF to Word?

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January 25, 2016 at 12:42:20
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Just wondering if anyone has a recommendation. I Google and result's a little chaotic. I tried a few recommendations and they are not working. Just thought I would ask if others have had luck with a specific one [s]?

My situation will be a 50page PDF document, that's been scanned (from 2005) and is, admittedly, a little rough and a 2.8 megs file. ...into a MS Word 2010 doc....

thoughts?

-Jim


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January 25, 2016 at 13:25:10

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January 25, 2016 at 13:35:49
I have used this one in the past:

http://icecreamapps.com/PDF-Converter/

and PDF Shaper also works well

http://www.glorylogic.com/download....

EDIT ADDED:
Make sure to use the CUSTOM install as PDF Shaper wants to add some AD-ware.


MIKE

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January 26, 2016 at 14:44:09
Riider - thank you for the prompt suggestion. It lets you do the first 2 pages for free before asking you to upgrade to the pro version for the rest (original doc is about 50 PDF pages)...thinkin about it. Anyway, thanks again. -Jim

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January 26, 2016 at 14:49:04
Mike Mconnonaghy - thank you for the prompt suggestion. Icecreamapps/... downloaded it, & it lets you do the first 10 pages for free before asking you to upgrade to the pro version for the rest (original doc is about 50 PDF pages)...thinkin about it....looking at Glorylogic... Anyway, thanks again. -Jim

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January 26, 2016 at 15:21:49
Jimblip,

I was unaware that the Icecream app had a 10 page limit,
when I used it, I only had 4 or 5 pages to extract, thanks for the heads up.

MIKE

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#6
January 26, 2016 at 15:39:29
Here is one that should work for you:

http://www.free-pdf-to-word-convert...

It only converts to Word.

I found the largest PDF I have, which is only 22 pages, and it did all 22 pages with no complaints and did a fair job, (there were errors) so it should work on your 50 pages.

MIKE

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January 26, 2016 at 17:22:14
Found this site, it gives a comparison of most of the PDF conversion software,
should give you some pointers on what might work for you.

http://www.freewaregenius.com/how-t...

MIKE

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January 26, 2016 at 18:11:00
Thanks again, Mike. Yeah, good to get updated on some of these. Glorylogic didn't work very well, I tried it. Your other reference (your post #6), I'm checking out, looks like I'll need to have a free trial. But your latest one (post #7) of the comparisons, I'm going to study that right now.

My project is for work & it will be a legal document. And if I can't convert it, I'm going to have to hand type the whole thing, thankful for typing class back in high school that won't make it too wretched, but uggh. It's ok. The document is about investors investing in our business. Come Saturday I'll be having a meeting with 2 bosses probably on about how it's going with having the document in Word and updating it (the PDF is from 2005). Anyway, probably TMI haha, but that's my little backstory with this situation.

Anyway, I'm looking at the comparison chart right now & hugely appreciate you mentioning it. As I eat some sour gummy worms at my desk ☺ Thanks again, Mike Mcconaghy.
Jim


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#9
January 26, 2016 at 18:55:30
Did you even look at the link in response #1? All you have to do is install the trial version of Adobe Acrobat:

https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/how...


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January 26, 2016 at 19:35:48
I tried some of the highest rated chart softwares...but what I believe I'm discovering is that I need OCR (optical character recognition) type software. If you're not using that, then a lot of the other programs simply "plaster" the PDF "picture" onto a MS Word document. Evidently good ones ain't free:
http://ocr-software-review.toptenre...

this has some more with pros and cons:
http://www.freewaregenius.com/how-t...

Also tried this online one:
http://www.free-online-ocr.com/

would only do the first 10 pages without registration. It was a little choppy, and only did the first 8 pages, but I might be able to use it again for the next few pages. Anyway....
Jim



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#11
January 26, 2016 at 19:39:56
yeah, and responded to you, riider. ....most of them want you to register, and I was trying to avoid that...but i might.

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