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radamo
05-13-2009, 09:06 AM
Just found a new pdf converter online. It is called pdftoword and is free.
Here is the link: http://www.pdftoword.com/

I have not tried it yet but it claims to be fairly accurate.
RA

Moejoe
05-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Just found a new pdf converter online. It is called pdftoword and is free.
Here is the link: http://www.pdftoword.com/

I have not tried it yet but it claims to be fairly accurate.
RA

Checking it out now to see how well it does with a text-based PDF I have on hand. Thanks for the link :)

EDIT: Okay, that was frickin' awesome!!! That's the best results I've ever had. There's no false advertising in what they're saying. I've never had any software give results as good as that on converting a PDF.

Now trying a screenwriting book in PDF I have, a lot more complicated this time. Let's see how it handles that one.

Karma to you for letting us know about this radamo.

radamo
05-20-2009, 01:38 PM
Checking it out now to see how well it does with a text-based PDF I have on hand. Thanks for the link :)

EDIT: Okay, that was frickin' awesome!!! That's the best results I've ever had. There's no false advertising in what they're saying. I've never had any software give results as good as that on converting a PDF.

Now trying a screenwriting book in PDF I have, a lot more complicated this time. Let's see how it handles that one.

Karma to you for letting us know about this radamo.

Glad you got good results with it. I use their Free PDF converter on my pc when I need to convert MS Office docs to pdf. It is called PrimoPDF and also works well. I have not had a chance to give this a shot yet. I hope to soon.

Thanks for the Karma.
RA

pfisterfarm
05-20-2009, 02:57 PM
EDIT: Okay, that was frickin' awesome!!! That's the best results I've ever had.

Does this take a while? I tried a test file, fairly complicated, to see what would happen. It's been a hour or two, and nothing has shown up yet.

I'd really like to find something to convert PDFs, especially to make then usable on the Kindle. Everything I've tried makes rather a mess of things. PDFread has been the closest, but I think files converted by it can be a little hard to follow.

pfisterfarm
05-20-2009, 04:04 PM
I use their Free PDF converter on my pc when I need to convert MS Office docs to pdf.

Do they have a free utility to do pdf to doc? I'd use the online tool, except for the 10mb limit and my test file which still hasn't come back yet...

Moejoe
05-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Does this take a while? I tried a test file, fairly complicated, to see what would happen. It's been a hour or two, and nothing has shown up yet.

I'd really like to find something to convert PDFs, especially to make then usable on the Kindle. Everything I've tried makes rather a mess of things. PDFread has been the closest, but I think files converted by it can be a little hard to follow.

Do they have a free utility to do pdf to doc? I'd use the online tool, except for the 10mb limit and my test file which still hasn't come back yet...

Out of the 4 files I tried last night, 3 came back surprisingly well formatted -- they were all text based PDF's that I'd almost given up on. Even the screenplay book with all it's advanced formatting came back suprisingly well.

I've tried 3 other files and none of them have worked, didn't even get anything back in the email. Their standalone NitroPDF (which I test drived last night) is absolutely crap comapred to the online results. No idea why that would be.

Ellimist
05-24-2009, 01:39 AM
In my experience, NitroPDF has troubles.

namiamy
05-31-2009, 05:35 AM
i know a new free pdf to word converter.
you can download from:AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter (http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-word.html#155)

raneeq
06-01-2009, 02:51 AM
i know a new free pdf to word converter.
you can download from:AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter (http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-word.html#155)

I tried this, not bad. It is amazing that I can really convert a pdf file which cannot copy. I like this!:rofl:

For online pdf to word, www.zamzar.com not bad!

DaleDe
06-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Unfortunately it won't work, (install), on my system with Word 2002. It only support 2003 and 2007.

Dale

raneeq
06-03-2009, 10:48 PM
Unfortunately it won't work, (install), on my system with Word 2002. It only support 2003 and 2007.

Dale

:( Sorry, my word is 2007. It works well on my computer. Although sometimes i need to replace the textbox.

DaleDe
06-04-2009, 12:16 PM
:( Sorry, my word is 2007. It works well on my computer. Although sometimes i need to replace the textbox.

They say they will support 2002 someday so maybe I will find out what its all about. I am not planning to upgrade. I did download the updates for formats so I have all of the 2007 features I want including docx read and write. I suspect the tool will work unmodified but the installer won't let me try.

Dale

raneeq
06-04-2009, 10:32 PM
They say they will support 2002 someday so maybe I will find out what its all about. I am not planning to upgrade. I did download the updates for formats so I have all of the 2007 features I want including docx read and write. I suspect the tool will work unmodified but the installer won't let me try.

Dale

:D So you may wait for the software support word 2002. Personally I think word 2007 is go to use. But it will take much more CPU.

carld
06-04-2009, 10:55 PM
They say they will support 2002 someday so maybe I will find out what its all about. I am not planning to upgrade. I did download the updates for formats so I have all of the 2007 features I want including docx read and write. I suspect the tool will work unmodified but the installer won't let me try.

Dale

Any chance of them supporting 2000? It's ancient but it works fine with Vista (even though it's not supported and supposedly doesn't work), so I hate to spend money on an upgrade I don't need.

raneeq
06-05-2009, 02:40 AM
Any chance of them supporting 2000? It's ancient but it works fine with Vista (even though it's not supported and supposedly doesn't work), so I hate to spend money on an upgrade I don't need.

Yep, definitely it will be. I have seen their webpage they said “Support exporting MS Word 97-2007 formats (.doc, .docx)” I wrote an email to ask them about it. They replied me that they will. But they need time.:thumbsup:

spirit_wolf
07-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Unfortunately it won't work, (install), on my system with Word 2002. It only support 2003 and 2007.
Dale
Dale, are you referring to pdftoword or AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter?

DaleDe
07-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Dale, are you referring to pdftoword or AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter?

PDFtoWord is a web site conversion and does not install anything on your unit. I was talking about AnyBizSoft PDF to Word converter that locally converts. I would have thought it was clear but I guess not. Sorry for confusion.

Dale

spirit_wolf
07-25-2009, 09:20 PM
PDFtoWord is a web site conversion and does not install anything on your unit. I was talking about AnyBizSoft PDF to Word converter that locally converts. I would have thought it was clear but I guess not. Sorry for confusion.

No problem. I added to the confusion by naming the wrong software. I meant to ask if you were talking about Nitro PDF or AnyBizSoft, but it's clear now. Thanks.

I'm planning to download trial version of Nitro PDF. Meanwhile, I tested PDFtoWord conversion yesterday (plain text PDF) and also had impressive results. It's really strange that mojoe and others are having worse results with the locally installed payware product, but I need some other features in Nitro and [locally installed] freeware products have been a disappointment so far (get what you pay for).

namiamy
08-07-2009, 05:59 AM
They say they will support 2002 someday so maybe I will find out what its all about. I am not planning to upgrade. I did download the updates for formats so I have all of the 2007 features I want including docx read and write. I suspect the tool will work unmodified but the installer won't let me try.

Dale

Now the AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter (http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-word.html)is updated to V2.0.
The new version can support Word 2002, and much faster than V1.0:book2:

crazyheinz
08-12-2009, 05:03 PM
I use AbleToExtract. I think its kinda nice, will see how it works when i actually have my 505 :p

Christina789
08-28-2009, 12:39 AM
Now the AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter (http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-word.html)is updated to V2.0.
The new version can support Word 2002, and much faster than V1.0:book2:

AnyBizSoft PDF to Word works fine. But I prefer the free PDF to Text (http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-text-converter.html)converter. I often need quote some information from PDF documents, but most of them can not be copied directly. PDF to Text is really helpful for this.

PennyPie
08-28-2009, 07:57 AM
Thanks to all of you knowledgeable guys...so much to learn & ya'll make it just a little easiser!

pking36330
08-28-2009, 08:19 AM
I'm sure this isn't what you were looking for since its somewhat costly (and there don't seem to be many Adobe fans on MR), but Adobe Acrobat Pro has a very good PDF to Word coversion built in.

Several times a week I have to take faxes (don't these people own a computer?#@$!), scan them in to my computer and then use Acrobat's OCR Optimize, OCR Scan, and PDF to Word tools to get the contents to Word 2007. It stumbles over letters that were poorly formed on the fax, but otherwise produces documents with only a few errors per page. When starting with a text PDF, it consistently produces a clean, well formatted facimile in MS Word.

With the free tools available, these features don't justify the cost for ebook conversion, but if you already use it for business, it has great capability to perform your ebook tasks also.

catherineliu
08-30-2009, 11:55 AM
I tried this, not bad. It is amazing that I can really convert a pdf file which cannot copy. I like this!:rofl:

For online pdf to word, www.zamzar.com not bad!

Thanks for your information here. I have tried several PDF to Word converters, I think AnyBizSoft PDF to Word (http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-word.html)is the best one. It is fast and even works with Office 2010 and Windows 7. That's really amazing.

justot
09-22-2009, 03:27 AM
Hi, i use hello pdf to word converter (http://www.hellopdf.com). It can convert all pages of pdf to word easily and fast. works well for me!:2thumbsup

roger64
09-22-2009, 07:19 AM
I used recently Fine Reader 9 to convert a big PDF in A4 format to a HTML file.

I think an HTML output is the most flexible format to deal with. It can later be very easily moulded into your own Reader format.

A little slow but faultless. Even the hypertext links were maintained. As far as the images are concerned:
- they were put apart in a separate folder
- they were also at their original place in the text but I had to resize them later to make them fit the 9x12cm format of my PRS-505.

Pretty good result.

orion2001
09-26-2009, 03:42 PM
I used recently Fine Reader 9 to convert a big PDF in A4 format to a HTML file.

I think an HTML output is the most flexible format to deal with. It can later be very easily moulded into your own Reader format.

A little slow but faultless. Even the hypertext links were maintained. As far as the images are concerned:
- they were put apart in a separate folder
- they were also at their original place in the text but I had to resize them later to make them fit the 9x12cm format of my PRS-505.

Pretty good result.

Hi Roger,

I tried finereader too, as well as a number of the other recommended softwares on this thread. Most of them work well but one thing is driving me crazy and I'd appreciate if anyone could help me figure out how to fix this:

When I convert the PDF to a Word DOC file, most of the formatting is fine. however, all the softwares seem to insert a "paragraph + Sectionbreak" or "Paragraph end" mark at the end of the last letter/word on each page. Sometimes the PDFs will have an incomplete sentence that continues onto the next page. With these tools, things look fine, except these sentences get broken up mid-way into two paragraphs.

Is there any easy way to correct for this? Or is there any setting in either Finereader or any of the other tools here, that will automatically prevent paragraph breaks mid sentence if the sentence is being carried over to the next page? I'd appreciate any help...this is driving me nuts! :wall:

roger64
10-08-2009, 03:59 AM
Sorry for the delay in answering you.

I did not have any inconvenient end of line hard breaks when I used FineReader with an HTML output. I only get paragraph breaks, and that's why I say that an HTML output is very flexible.

So maybe, you should look carefully at your source. If it already includes end of line hard breaks, then probably, there is nothing FineReader + HTML can do.

I do not use Microsoft Word but OpenOffice 3.1 to deal with the HTML output coming from FineReader.

orion2001
10-08-2009, 04:18 AM
Thanks roger. I was able to fix things by outputting to HTML and using some Regular Expressions to clean up the spurious paragraph breaks. I detailed this here (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=606872&postcount=16).

archerwoo
10-25-2009, 10:01 PM
professional adobe reader got the function of convert all files to PDF