Problem: I constantly get requests from customers to convert PDFs to word format. There are many programs out there but they are either terrible with the conversion or expensiveâ€¦
Solution: Found a website, pdftoword.com and it has an online app that will convert your PDF to a .DOC or .RTF file. Itâ€™s as simple as uploading the file, selecting the file type and adding your email for the new converted doc to be sent. Best of all, itâ€™s free. They do have a desktop version but itâ€™s not free.
Note: I did run into some problems with this app and that was that it wonâ€™t convert any PDF that is deemed protected. When it does, I get an error saying the conversion failed and that it was because the PDF was protected.
1.7.13: If you would like a local OCR application on your machine give http://www.paperfile.net/index.html a try. Itâ€™s a free OCR application that will turn a PDF or TIFF into a word document.