Converting Frame or PDF to Word

Subject: Converting Frame or PDF to Word
From: "Faith Weber - ESC" <faithw -at- esystem -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 14:01:43 -0700

Hi all,

I barely even lurk anymore due to time constraints, so apologies in
advance for popping up out of the blue and asking for help. :)

Has anyone had good results in converting a 200+ page FrameMaker book or
PDF to Word? If so, what tool(s) did you use?

A little background:
I sometimes get requests to provide a Word version of a document I
maintain in FrameMaker. The document I'm being asked for right now is
about 200 pages (and I'm adding to it). It is a user document containing
a lot of numbered steps and graphics.

I only need one-way conversion, but the output must be a decent,
editable Word doc. The recipient wants to use this to create a smaller
document, and the parts to be used are probably too substantial to
suggest cut-and-paste from PDF.

I've tried Acrobat Professional v8 (it only captured some of the
headings, nothing else - useless!) and Save As RTF in Frame. Frame did a
good conversion with one exception: the converted graphics were blurry
and unreadable.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide -

Faith Weber
Email: faithw -at- esystem -dot- com

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