RE: PDF to Word Conversion Tool

Subject: RE: PDF to Word Conversion Tool
From: JimGroark -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 19:21:11 -0400


I've found that there are tools that allegedly will "extract", rather than
"convert" text from .PDF files. The process, and the results, seem similar.

I found a number of these by searching ZDnet, using ".PDF" and "extract",
or ".PDF" and "convert" as search terms.

A lot of what you'll find is demo versions of commercial products, such as
"Drake" and Gemini".

Unfortunately, for my needs, I couldn't find anything that worked very

What *I'm* looking for is something that will facilitate extracting multi-
page tables (or what look like tables) from .PDF files which are hundreds
of pages in length. Then, I want to be able to paste the "tables" into
MS Access or MS Excel, for manipulation.

Jim Groark


> > Subject: RE: PDF to Word Conversion Tool
> > From: "Ed Manley" <edmanley -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
> > Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:49:17 -0700
> > X-Message-Number: 54

> > Subject: PDF to Word Conversion Tool
> > I remember coming across a posting several months ago about a tool that
> > could convert PDFs to Word documents. Can someone tell me the name of the
> > tool?
> > Thanks,
> > Faith Garrison

> I saw this product on the web a few months ago - then it disappeared before
> I got around to downloading it.

> Now I can't find it, and sure wish I could! If you do please let me know.

> There is (was?) a website that will do this for send the .pdf file
> and their parser sends you back a text file.

> It worked great for me when I wanted to quote excerpted text from a white
> paper.

> I haven't used it lately, but I will see if I can dig it up. In the meantime
> try to Google "convert pdf" and see what you find.

> Have fun,
> Ed


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