2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2017 6:48 AM by paulv64984358

    Export to Word 2016 selecting retaining page layout


      Multi page PDF is converted to single page, with 600+ words on the page, when exporting to Word 2016 MSO 16.0.6965.1049 64bit, selecting retaining page layout. .


      Adobe Acrobat DC Pro ver 2105.023.20056


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        • 1. Re: Export to Word 2016 selecting retaining page layout
          Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

          Converting from PDF to Word, Excel or any other format is one of the most complex things you can try to do with a PDF file. It works very well in some cases, in other cases the output has very little to do with the original file. The key for success is that the PDF file needs to be "tagged" - which means that it contains information about the information that is displayed in the file. The best way to make sure that a PDF file is tagged correctly is by using the PDFMaker in Acrobat to create the PDF file from Word or Excel (that's the Acrobat ribbon or toolbar).


          Unfortunately there is not much you can do to improve the output without spending a lot of time (e.g. by manually tagging the file). Also, if you are using Adobe's ExportPDF service and don't have access to Acrobat, that is not even an option.


          The one thing you can do is complain to the original author of the file and tell them that they used a bad PDF generator to create the PDF file.


          Sometimes, you get better results when you convert your PDF document to high resolution TIFF images, and then import these images back into Acrobat to create a PDF file, which you can then OCR and convert to Word again.

          • 2. Re: Export to Word 2016 selecting retaining page layout
            paulv64984358 Level 1

            Tried converting to TIFF, but quality was poor. What's puzzling is that this problem has appeared only recently. DC Pro has been amazing at this particular task.  Going to download another copy of the PDF to see if the problem is there.