This information forwarded by a friend appears to be really useful.
H*ow to convert a PDF to a Word or Excel File
* Charles Lave 12/1/06
I've repeatedly been told that it's impossible to convert PDF files. Today,
figured out the problem. My procedure will convert a PDF file into a normal
Microsoft Word file (or a variety of other possible files as well), so you
edit it, reformat it, take excerpts, and so on.
Adobe Acrobat seems to exist in two different versions on your PC. 1.
When you click on an e-mail PDF link, you get the simplified, low
capability version of Acrobat. 2. When you start the Acrobat program from
scratch, you get a program with much more power, e.g., the ability to
convert PDF files into other formats.
I suspect that since the great majority of PDF access is via links, we were
unlikely to learn what the real Acrobat can do.
* FOR TYPE 2 PDF FILES -- THOSE THAT ARE
ALREADY ON YOUR HARD DISK
*1. Start Acrobat. Open the PDF file of interest.
2. Now go to the file menu in the upper left hand corner, and click on
3. Click on "Save as Type" and it gives you a list of all the possible
can save to. For example, you can save to Word.
4. Click on "Word" and enter a name for the new file. Then click on
5. That's it. The file you just created is a regular MS Word file.
*FOR TYPE 1 PDF FILES -- THOSE THAT YOU GOT TO VIA A LINK.
*6. "Save" the PDF file to anyplace on your hard disk. And exit from
7. Start Acrobat from scratch, and open the saved file from step 6.
8. Now carry out steps 1-5.
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