11.10.2010

Free PDF to WORD options

Latest versions of Microsoft Office and OpenOffice are already capable of  saving your  documents from doc, docx or odt to  pdf format. The reverse is quite unusual.

There are trial versions of pdf to word converter with their limitations of course. PDF2Word can only be used 100 times and allows the first 5 pages only to be converted to .doc format. Fonts change and the layout was a bit different after conversion. 

The most useful for me is using the OpenOffice PDF Import Extension. If you have OpenOffice installed in your pc, just double click the downloaded extension and an installation dialog will guide you through. 

The pdf opens in OpenOfficeDraw and lets you do basic editing of text and images in the document.

You can save the edited file as another pdf or export as an image file or in html format. 

It's free and it's open source so let's see more developments of this extension on OpenOffice. It would be nicer if pdf files can be opened in OpenOffice.org Writer and saved in odf.

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