PDF to DOC or XLS - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2006, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 228
Send a message via ICQ to selina Send a message via Yahoo to selina
Question PDF to DOC or XLS

i'm not sure where i'm supposed to post this.
i'm looking for a freeware to convert pdf file to either doc or xls format.
is there any recommandation?
__________________

selina is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to evelmunkey
Default

I dont think I have ever seen a program to do this. If it is a one time thing, could you just copy all the text and paste it into a word document? I think there is some kind of copyright problem to convert PDF to anything else. I know open office will save a file as PDF but not the other way around.
__________________

__________________
evelmunkey is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

adobe acrobat or scansoft paperport
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to evelmunkey
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by EricB
adobe acrobat or scansoft paperport
Not freeware
__________________
evelmunkey is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by evelmunkey
Not freeware
my bad
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 02:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to evelmunkey
Default

No prob...I just didnt want him to research those prgs to find out they are not freeware.
__________________
evelmunkey is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 228
Send a message via ICQ to selina Send a message via Yahoo to selina
Default

you mean, 'i just don't want "HER" to research...'.
anyways. i guess it's fine then.
there seems to be some programs out there which are not freeware. but they have trial period. i dont' know how often my users needs to convert pdf-> doc or xls. so i'll just give her the trial version for now.
thanks for looking into this =)
selina is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 04:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

This is what you can do.

Adobe Acrobat 6 or 7 if you have it. Open the .pdf, click file, then save as, and save it as a .doc or .xml or whatever other format you need.

You can copy and paste from one to another

Why are you wanting to convert them? Do you need to edit them?
Osiris is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 04:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 228
Send a message via ICQ to selina Send a message via Yahoo to selina
Default

hah. cool. i got it.
for some reasons, when i tried save as... ealier (maybe it was acrobat 6.0, not 7.0..???) the file came out totally messed up. but this time (with 7.0) it worked perfectly fine. thx

ya, she needs to edit the file. there are only few forms but she's been using typewriter every time she needs to edit them in the past while...
selina is offline  
Old 06-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

It should work with both but you know how that goes...
__________________

Osiris is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.