Re: Recommendations request: PDF to Word converter tools

Subject: Re: Recommendations request: PDF to Word converter tools
From: "Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 10:44:36 -0600

dave wrote:

> My boss has just asked me to find a tool that would create an accurate
> conversion from PDF to Word (yes, in this case, it has to be Word, as
> the files will go to an outside source for manipulation). There are
> going to be lots of tables involved.

Do you have the full version of Acrobat? Have you tried its export to RTF?

The best solution, of course, is to convert the _source files_ from which
the PDF was created. Is there some reason your company doesn't have access
to them?

If, for instance, the doc was created in FrameMaker, you can get an
excellent conversion from FM to Word using Mif2Go (


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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