Re: Convert PDF files to something WORD readable?

Subject: Re: Convert PDF files to something WORD readable?
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 10:06:08 -0700

At 11:50 AM 12/29/98 -0500, Matt Craver wrote:
>Ned Allison [ned_a -at- NS -dot- NET] wrote:
>> I need a program that will convert PDF files into a WORD or EXCEL or
>ACCESS
>> readable document. TO date my search on the internet has not born
>much
>> fruit. Do any of you experts and helpful soles out there know of
>something
>> to assist me in a windows environment?
>
>Well, the simple answer is, you can't. You can think of each page of a PDF
>file as an image that displays in the Reader the same way it goes to the
>printer (That's a gross oversimplification, but the analogy is correct).
>Given that, there is no "conversion" possible. I also run into this problem
>from time to time, and the only solution I can offer is to copy the text to
>the clipboard and paste it into a new Word document.

Actually, there was once a service (to provide access to PDF for
visually impaired people, actually) at Adobe that would have
helped. Check the support note at:
http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/NOTES/4fb2.htm
However, the link from this page is dead, so ...

Eric

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