PDF Help Please?

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  1. Hi All,
    Could anyone help please?

    I have a PDF Doc that I want to edit, I have tried to convert it to Word, but when it opens some of the pages are blank and the ones that are there I can’t do anything with. I think they are images not sure there?

    I have Adobe Acrobat Pro, but that’s not helping in any way.

    If it helps the main file is 168 pages and is 11Mb, but I only want 10 pages from it that I have made into a PDF file that I want to edit.
    Any help?
    Thank you
  2. its possible that the ocr software isnt picking up all the characters. can you get hold of a better quality pdf?
  3. Hi,

    This copy came from DII last night and we still had the same problem there.

  4. have you tried to save it to RTF format works for me all the time, then you can complete through to word :clap:
  5. Are you in need of a PDF file?
  6. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    highlight those pages *ctrl a* (use on every page you need)
    then cut *ctrl c*
    open word and paste *ctrl p*

    in word you can edit the way you usually do ;)

    if you're looking for a converter instead - don't know whether there are any for free
    i could recommend this one
    no idea why it's twice as expensive in england as you can see here
  7. Hugh

    Not PDF, i want to put the PDF in to word so i cant edit it

    No will have a look, but i only know that basics of Adobe.
    (the PDF has Flow charts and forms in it)
  8. Wah?

    Sometimes, I just give up...
  9. Yes it's me,

    Cheers, but tried that still no joy
  10. check pm thx
  11. Just found something,

    In Acrobat i was trying something and it says "This page contains only an image of a scanned page"

    so i guess i can't edit a image in Word?
  12. maybe you need a scanner than can read ocr if th orignal text is an image
  13. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    even an ocr scanner can't deal with flow charts and forms i'm afraid

    and no you can't edit an image in word i think :(
  14. better get cracking with your mk1 pencil and note pad ?
  15. Adobe will only convert a page to word if the .pdf was printed on the adobe .pdf printer option. If a document is scanned and included as part of a .pdf you cannot convert it cos it is strictly speaking just a picture. When the .pdf is created through the .pdf printer option it layers the file and allows you to recover or edit text.

    The only way around reading something that is scanned as a .pdf is to use some OCR software which is a bit hit and miss and won't pick up any graphics anyway.

    There is a piece of software IIRC called page creator but again if the document was scanned originally and not printed on the .pdf printer option its not much use.

    Soz I can't be of anymore positive help