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what are soem recommended pdf convertors that can convert to word and excel, keeping the format as accurate as possible?
some convertors can convert normal pdf quite good, when it comes to scanned pdf, it doesn't work. Is there a software that can do both functions, able to convert the pdf, regardless whether if it is a scanned copy or not?
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by:-MAS
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To convert a scanned copy you should have OCR supported software.
I used solid documents PDF to Word convertor. It was a good product but I am not sure about OCR. please contact them they will give you a demo to try.
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by:Azurael
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MS Word 2013 can open PDF documents, and save them as a word document.
Not too sure if Excel has this feature as well
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by:Rizzle
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At our place we use Adobe Writer/Pro which is one of the Best converters out in the industry right now. I believe you can run it in a 30 day free trial to see if it meets your needs.
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by:Merete
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Foxit $99 has a 30 day trial
The Phantom PDF Business PDF Create and PDF Convert Overview
PDF Convertor - Easily share PDF content by exporting to MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, RTF, HTML, XML, text, and image formats.
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Security/convert-export.php
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Convert PDF to Office Files with Foxit PhantomPDF
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-to-word-doc-converter.php
Foxit Reader is free and is great
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

I cant give you a 100% answer on able to convert the pdf, regardless whether if it is a scanned copy or not?
I don't think it's relevant
As it has a trial see for yourself
cheers
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by:Rizzle
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You can get a trial of Adobe Acrobat Pro/Writer here: https://www.acrobat.com/en_us/free-trial-download.html?trackingid=KLBBQ

We use this daily in our work environment and we have tried every other tool but this just works flawlessly and we have looked to any other tool since using this. We have about 43 licenses for this in our environment and that's since July so that just shows how powerful/reliable the tool is :)

Plus the support team at Adobe are great if you have any questions/concerns.
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by:-MAS
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Agree with Roshan.
You could consider Adobe as well.
Ensure it will fulfill your requirement.
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sorry for the late reply. tried the power pdf advanced from Nuance and it works great.
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by:grnow
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adobe writer works but is more expensive than power pdf which can achieve the same result
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Thanks for sharing your experience
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