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tdcopeland

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I have a 2400 page PDF with drawings and pictures in it. i need to covert the entire document to MS Word to ammend it. I did a file save as to a .doc and after 45 mins of saving Word wont open it up.

is there a way to make this happen?

is there a way to break this document to just modify the sections i need to ammend?
 
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You'll need a converter. I know of no free ones. But you could try Copy and Paste.

A PDF can only be edited if those permissions were activated by the author, and you would need a PDF Editor.
 
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face1 said:
in recent browsing I came across the article about editing PDF files using Word by using Microsoft Office Document Imaging software which comes with MS Office. After editing, Word should be able to print it back to .pdf format if needed (or try Primo PDF)
Look here for the article
http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2006/10/01/Free-OCR-software_3F00_-You-may-already-have-it_2E002E002E00_.aspx
Many converters work by means of Optical Character Recognition software that basically views a pdf page as an image and scans it for characters that resemble letters for editing purposes. This is an unreliable method at best. Any images or formatting in the original document are lost.

But it is true that printing it back to PDF format is easy with any of the free PDF printer drivers that can convert any document to PDF.
 
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In my experiences, I have used the scan-with-ocr-to-word technique to edit PDF docs and have had excellent results. The page layout and text formatting have always come through great (most business pdf docs use pretty standard fonts, so accuracy has been excellent. I have never tried doing a pdf with weird or exotic fonts though) Also, pics remain as they were with no problems. Maybe, my OCR software is the exception...but I use it successfully for this purpose.
 
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worried me too! but so far, everything has worked fine...so far...
try it and see. If it works, Great! If not, please post info about failure so we can all know for sure. Thanks
 
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