Is there a way to use Adobe Acrobat DC or another Adobe product to automatically convert PDF documents to word documents, without going through the Acrobat interface?
I am hoping for a solution involving the Adobe SDK, or something similar to the droplet option that is available for Pre-flighting PDF's. The goal is to do server scripting to convert a batch of PDF's to Word.
No, and even if it would be possible, you would not be allowed to use Acrobat on a server or a server-like environment. The EULA does not allow that.
Are there any plans to make that functionality available in a different license in the future? I would shell out money for it today if it existed.
That is a question you need to ask Adobe, but I would not bet on it. You may want to look into Adobe's LiveCycle PDF Generator (which is a server product): Modules | Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 4