Extract multiple pages of a PDF file to MS Word

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Looking for a solution to extract multiple pages of a pdf file to MS Word.  

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Top Expert 2011

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Try using CutePDF.

Basically, it is a fake printer that will save your document as a PDF.

You could choose the pages you want, just like when printing a document.

It is free and does NOT put a watermark on your file.

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

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thanks for your input.  Will it covert pdf back to MS Word and include the multiple pages?
Top Expert 2011

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Ohhhh....No. I am sorry! I totally got dyslexic with what you are trying to do.

You are looking to go from PDF to Word.....I read it as Word to PDF.

Sorry for wasting your time.....
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No worries.  I get that sometimes.

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Do you have any other suggestions that are free?  Thanks.
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There are many PDF to Word converters out there, they usually create poor results and usually you get what you pay for. If you don't need to keep the original format in its truest form you can try PDFtoWORD , it may be just good enough..:http://www.pdftoword.com/

The most reliable way is the new Acrobat X which has an improved export function, it is available as a trial and this should allow you to evaluate the function and you can use the full functionality for a period of 30days before committing to purchase: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=acrobat_pro&loc=uk

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capt.
Top Expert 2011
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I tried PDF to Word earlier. It was awful. That is why I didn't post it.

It JACKED the PDF into an unusable form....

Acrobat X or Pro are the best solutions I have found, but like catpainreiss said, you have to pay for them, but you do get a 30 day trial.

Still looking.

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Thanks for your posts.
I'm having a look at some software on my computer now - I'll get back to you!

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Any other input???

I only found AVS Document Converter, which I have on my PC. Not at all satisfactory!

A partial solution is to use a pdf print driverer, print it to an OCR software reader and you get a text file as output. BUT, you loose most of the formatting!

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Here is the result! EEStep1.pdf EEStep2.txt

I use the OCR software in PaperPort, whic I got as OEM with my printer...
captainTechnical Director

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So g000se, you did not get any usable results with Acrobat X?

I retried AVS Document Converter: the result is not much better than a text document! Creating-modules---a-tutorial-Dr.pdf Creating-modules---a-tutorial-Dr.docx

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Thanks for all your help and time.  We decided to go down another route.

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