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Convert pdf to word

Postby Beaver » Fri May 25, 2018 2:30 pm

Is there a way to Convert a pdf to a word doc for free? I tried several web sites but they don't work or want money.

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Ducatista » Fri May 25, 2018 2:38 pm

If you have Acrobat, you can just export it. (But since you're asking, I'm guessing you don't.)

Do you just need the text from the pdf? If so, and if you're on a Mac, you can create an application to extract the text using Automator.

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Beaver » Fri May 25, 2018 2:41 pm

I have acrobat. When I tried export it said my license didn't allow this feature. Do I have to upgrade and pay?

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Ducatista » Fri May 25, 2018 2:48 pm

I meant the full version vs. Reader... didn't occur to me there might be different flavors of the full version. Mine's Acrobat Pro DC.

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Beaver » Fri May 25, 2018 2:55 pm

I don't have pro but this site worked: https://www.convertpdftoword.org/

Thanks for your effort.

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Ducatista » Fri May 25, 2018 3:07 pm

Happy to be completely unhelpful!

It got me to thinking: I've owned or had access to the full suite of Adobe applications since back when "full suite" meant Illustrator 88. As in 1988.

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Beaver » Fri May 25, 2018 3:18 pm

How much does it cost? I hate pdf but I guess for legal reasons people want to send files that can't be edited easily.

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Re: Convert pdf to word

Postby Ducatista » Fri May 25, 2018 8:34 pm

Acrobat DC Pro is $15/mo if you buy an annual subscription. If you're on a Windows machine you can get a Standard version for $13/mo. Both will export to Word.

Acrobat DC pricing.

You hate pdf? What does that even mean?


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