Re: PDF to Word -- Conversion problem

Subject: Re: PDF to Word -- Conversion problem
From: Max Wyss <prodok -at- PRODOK -dot- CH>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 23:00:05 +0100


If Acrobat Exchange is available, you also can use the EPS-Export plug- in
(either part of the distribution or then downloadable from the Adobe

This could bypass Illustrator.

However, the file is still not editable.

PDF files are not intended to be content-editable ... particularly not with
word processors.

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering AG
Technical documentation and translations, Electronic Publishing
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
e-mail: mailto:prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch

Bridging the Knowledge Gap


>Is there any simple method to convert PDF Files to Word, without losing
>I have to insert diagrams and flow charts into a document. They are
>available in PDF format.
>The only method I found is:
>1. Adobe Illustrator: Open a page of the PDF-File.
>2. Adobe Illustrator: Export the page in EPS format (encapsulated postscript.)
>3. Word: Import the EPS file as picture (Access: Insert/Picture/From File.)
>4. Word: Resize the picture to fit the page.
>If you use this method the layout of the original pdf file will not be
>changed. But: You cannot modify the inserted page in word. The layout will
>be on printed pages in high quality.
>I searched in the archive but did not find another method.
>Best regards

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