Hello, my name is Dianne and I am currently using the trial version of Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. I'm also on a Mac. When I try to convert a PDF document into Word it puts boxes around my text that I can't figure out how to remove. Please let me know what is going on here and how I can get rid of them.
Maybe someone else will have an idea. Without seeing the files and trying to repeat the problem, I don't have any idea. If you could describe a process I could use to create a sample DOCX file, I can try it that way.
I just tried it with WORD 2007 and AA 9 on a PC and got what I inserted. I tried several text boxes and also turned off the borders on one. You might check your text box borders (assuming that is the issue) and be sure they are turned off. I am neither a big WORD fan or a text box fan (actually I hate text boxes), but figured I would give it a try. I could try it on my AA XI machine, but I do not have WORD on that machine, only LibreOffice. Anyway, maybe these ideas give you some thoughts. You might also try the WORD plugin from MS to create PDFs (assuming it is available for the MAC) and see what kind of result you get.
Also, how do your results compare to printing to an actual printer?
Hello again Bill!
Thank you for sticking with this and continuing trying to help! I really appreciate it. I'm getting very frustrated about it all =(. Here is a picture of the type of boxes that come up. They are invisible until I click on them, and some paragraphs only have one box like the picture below, and some paragraphs have several. I really don't know what they are. I ended up converting my PDF into a .rtf and am now copy and pasting the text from there and just cleaning up the bullets and alignment and stuff like that. It's taking a lot time as I have about 400 pages! =( I'm told there's no way around this, as PDFs basically take a picture of everything and break it up when converted to a .doc. Is that true?
Here is a picture of one of the boxes ^
Maybe it'll look familiar?