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Help! I just downloaded the $19.99 version of Adobe ExportPDF (which states Convert existing PDF files into Microsoft Word, Excel, or RTF files for easy editing with this convenient online service from Adobe. - and one of it's features states: Convert PDF files to Word format (DOC, DOCX) ...so i'm going to ask a silly question: in order for me to convert my adobe pdf to microsoft word, am i expected to have microsoft office (i don't)? It just seems kind of redundant to me to have to own ms word in order to convert pdf to ms word. I did try to convert my pdf to ms word, but this didn't work. Previously I had been using the rtf format (ironically, another feature in my download: Convert PDF files to Rich Text format (RTF)) and I have been able to convert something from rtf to pdf, but no luck with ms word. As you can see, I'm not the most extremely adapt pc user, but to fair, Adobe has crappy customer service - there's no way to contact them, really (they don't have a email to get help with, only phone, where they keep you on hold until they close.. seriously (sorry, had to vent). If anyone has any experience with this, please help so i can get my sanity back!:confused:
 

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If you do not have MS Word (Office) how do you expect to open the converted files?

Per http://lawyerist.com/adobe-exportpdf-review/ , the out put files are "docx" which are Word 2007, 2010 versions of Word file formats.

And there are other limitations.

I just use my OCR program (OmniPage) and convert the pdf's to a Word documant.
 

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I do not understand why you are converting from PDF to Word and then back to PDF?
 

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I know this sounds pretty dumb, but I really thought Microsoft Word came with package I bought...and sorry if I mislead you, but I'm not trying to convert from pdf to word to pdf...the goal was just to go from pdf to word.
 

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M$ office can read an image to a doc ... OCR ...
It's been moved to One Note in the newer versions of Office for some dumb reason.
Like this
 
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Word files can be opened and edited with several free programs (OpenOffice, Kingsoft Office, Libreoffice, etc.)
 

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Thank you md2lgyk for the suggestions! I went with Kingsoft Office, which looks pretty cool considering it's free :)
 

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...And thank you everyone for pointing out (like DaveA did) that you need ms word to open the converted files...with Adobe Export you have 30 days to get a refund, which I plan on doing, since the main goal (pdf - word) is not possible - thanks also for the review!
 
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