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pdf files to word - free or non free way?

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  1. please help!

    please help! Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I want to convert a pdf file to word and be able to edit it.
    Is there a free program that does that?

    if not, what are some good programs I can buy to do that; easy and inexpensive; I won't be doing it often; and the changes will be minor.

    thanks!
    :eek:
     
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  3. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi, Here's a few ways and some alternatives: Some of the trial versions, may not do what you need to do, but the pay for versions are not that expensive- hope you get some help with these!:

    http://www.pdfonline.com/ <<<free one, I have not used it


    http://www.download3k.com/Business-Finance/Office-Suites/Download-SolidConverter-PDF.html<<free, not used either

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA011683331033.aspx


    http://www.investintech.com/prod_a2d.htm


    Here's the whole Google results you can look through:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Free...ox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLJ
     
  4. caraewilton

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    It all depends how the original document was made and what the intention of the document is.

    If originally it was a jpeg, then no pdf editor will allow you to edit it anyway.

    Certain documents like contracts and accounts and specifically turned into pdf so that you don't edit it.

    Assuming that none of the above conditions apply, then you have a couple of options.

    -Adobe reader 7 and all previous versions allow you to select and copy text. You can then paste this in word and edit away. It is a little time consuming, but if you don't plan on doing this to often then it should be fine. Newer versions of adobe reader also have the feature, but it is hidden and I can't remember off hand where.

    -Purchase Adobe writer. This allows you to edit documents according to the original limits placed by the original creator. Of course you can also create pdf which is cool:) Down side is that it is expensive. But you do pay for what you get.

    -Using google, search for
    download free pdf editor
    See what you get although most things will be a trial version, this may do the job.
     
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    please help! Thread Starter

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    thanks everyone!
    lots to check out
     
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    Yes! Everyone benefits- especially when hewee posts one- (y)
     
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