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converting pdf to word messes up right-to-left text

Oct 23, 2012 9:44 AM

Tags: #error #word #converting #convert_pdf_to_word_document ##arabic ##acrobat_9_pro ##exportpdf ##right-to-left_text

Windows 7 Ultimate

Office 2007

Acrobat 9 Pro

Adobe Reader X

 

 

I'm not sure if this problem is with Adobe or Word (or maybe the problem is just more than the sum of its parts!).

 

I've exported a pdf leaflet in Arabic  (text over background graphics), to word 2007 but the Arabic text seems to have been messed up in the process. There are a few bits of English text but they're fine. The (health related info, in case anyone's concerned) leaflet needs to be converted to word to be sent to a translator for editing.

 

I think this leaflet might have been originally created on InDesign....relevant?

 

I have  installed the latest Arabic language pack to Windows.

 

pdf to word mix up of Arabic text.jpg

Any ideas about what's going on & what I can do about it welcomed!

 
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:01 PM   in reply to jeffk13

    What setting do you have selected under the Settings button in the Save As dialog? In the layout settings are is Retain Flowing Text or Retain Page Layout selected?

     
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    Oct 24, 2012 5:08 PM   in reply to jeffk13

    While you cannot attach files you can post a link to the file.

    Place the PDF on Acrobat.com, Drop Box, etc then place link here.

     

    Be well...

     
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    Oct 29, 2012 5:12 AM   in reply to jeffk13

    Apparently the link is not sharing to others. All I get when I select your link is my own workspace. Unfortunately, I am not a user of acrobat.com and am not sure how to set a share.

     
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    Oct 29, 2012 8:48 AM   in reply to jeffk13

    I was able to sign in but it appears I signed in to my own workspace.

     

    I think you have to set up a share and copy the shared link then pates here.

     

    If they have public folder section Iwould put in there. first.

     

    There are several document that show you how to operate Adobe.com

     
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    Oct 29, 2012 9:03 AM   in reply to jeffk13

    Using Acrobat.com to "share a link".

     

    --| Sign in to your Acrobat.com workspace.

    --| Upload the PDF (or support file).

    --| When the PDF is in the workspace and selected:

    ---| Open the drop-down menu

    ---| Select "Share Document"

    ---| A pop-up dialog appears (lower left)

    ---| A select "Publish it"

    ---| A pop-up dialog appears (center)

    ---|  Click the "Publish" button

    ---| A pop-up dialog appears (lower left)

    ---| Select "Copy link

    (Link is copied - paste into a post or to a text file for copy-paste later.)

    ---| Paste link into a post to this thread

     

     

    Be well...

     
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    Oct 29, 2012 11:08 AM   in reply to CtDave
     
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    Oct 29, 2012 5:41 PM   in reply to jeffk13

    Is it Arabic? If so it come through. Unfortunately I can not read it. When I went through  High school only rich kids going to big universities Took Foreign Language. It was usually Latin or French. The wave of Latino Language people hadn't started (that wouldn't start for another 20 years).

     
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