Re: PDF to RTF

Subject: Re: PDF to RTF
From: Howard Kaikow <kaikow -at- STANDARDS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 01:14:29 -0500

Just remember that there is not just 1 version of RTF. Each major release
of Word has an associated different version of RTF. Earlier versions of
software cannot process all features of later versions of RTF.

>Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 03:30:06 -0600
>From: Michael Smith <smith -at- IO -dot- COM>
>Subject: Re: PDF to Word 97
>"Leona L. Magee-Dupree" wrote:
>>I hope this question was not asked before so I don't get jumped on (smile),
>>but is it possible to covert a PDF file into a Word 97 document? If so,
>>From PDFs, it's possible to produce RTF files that can be read by
>Word 97, by many earlier versions of Word, and by various other
>applications -- depending on what kind of results you're expecting.
>A company called Ambia sells a program, Aerial, designed to handle
>creating RTF files from PDFs. It also does some other nifty things
>with PDFs and sells (last I heard) for only about $50 or so.
>Two other programs I've read or heard about are Redwing and PDFix.
>I don't know anyone who has used them (maybe someone else on the
>list does) but you can probably find information on them (and
>Aerial) through Adobe or at the PDF Zone <>.
>Don't expect too much out of them as far as importing PDFs goes.
>Terms like "extraction," "retrieval" and "recovery" -- rather than
>"conversion" -- are what usually seem to be used to describe the
>PDF-importing process. PDF files really aren't designed to be
>readily convertible, as a whole, into other formats.
>In a perfect world, you could track down the source files used to
>create the PDFs you needed to convert, and you'd edit those source
>files instead. If you're not living in that perfect world, Aerial or
>a similar utility may be the only remotely reasonable solution.
>Michael Smith ~ Austin, Texas
>smith -at- io -dot- com

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