I recently downloaded the trial version of Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional and want to import a pdf document into Word and be able to make changes to the document. I knew this can be down with earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat professional. Any advise on doing with the version 9?
This is not an Acrobat question as much as an Office question. Under Windows, Office doesn't import pdfs. Under the Mac OS, Office does import pdf files. Export the pdf file as an eps, jpg, or tiff and then import Office.
He just indicated that you use Save As to export it as a DOC file. You would then open the DOC file in WORD. You can do minor editing of the PDF directly in Acrobat, but WORD does not have PDF editing capabilities -- a totally different document structure. As far as Acrobat goes, the process is the save as process. If you are asking about WORD, then you would need to ask in a WORD forum from MS, but the answer is likely that it can't be done. WORD does not translate a PDF document to WORD, though it might allow it just like a picture.
Not straight up no.
First, you would need to run OCR on the document, then do what I mentioned in my last post. Don't expect perfection or any formatting like the original document. In fact, don't expect an easy transition at all.
I can't import a document scanned to pdf and edit it in Word?
Yes, but the quality depends on the tag information available. If you are converting a scanned document you have no tags, only graphics. You would first have to OCR it as graffiti says or you will only have graphics in the WORD file. Thus you are still not able to edit as text. OCR allows you to get text, but it is often less than perfect for scanned documents. It might be easier to ask the author of the original document to just send you a copy of the WORD file.
The Acrobat PDF format is essentially a sealed file format, so making changes should only be undertaken on as minor level as possible; and indeed is possible within Acrobat Professional as long as you have the correct fonts loaded that exactly match those that are used in the Acrobat file. The text mark-up tool can be used to edit text for example, after which you can re-save the PDF file with the necessary changes.
Using MS Word is not the way to edit a PDF, however if you need to place the PDF in Word to act as a page template in the background for example; this is infinitely more successful on a Mac (it would appear) than it is on a PC. This is because the Mac (running 2008 Word) handles PDFs in a different way to the PC (running 2010 Word). In the Mac version, the insert-picture-from file command will place the original PDF unchanged on the page - to be resized as necessary, with no loss in quality when printed or re-saved as a new PDF.
Unfortunately, it appears that the PC version of Word converts the PDF file to an image file as it is importing the PDF, thereby changing it to an image format that is inferior in quality when either viewed, re-saved as a PDF or printed as hard copy.
Unsure as to why the same program treats the same file differently on different platforms... but there you have it. Hope this helps.
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