Export PDF to Word and retain formatting

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Jun 13, 2021 Jun 13, 2021

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I am exporting a PDF that has embedded slides on it to Word and the formatting of the text in the slides is not being retained but the rest of the text is. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Many thanks.

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Adobe Employee , Jun 13, 2021 Jun 13, 2021

Hi Mattymel

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described when exporting the PDF to Word the formatting of the text in the slides is not retained.

 

Is this a behavior with a particular PDF file or with all the PDFs Please try with a different PDF file and check?

 

Would you mind sharing the version of the Adobe Acrobat DC you are using? To check the version go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have the latest version 21.05.20048 installed. Go to Help > Check for Upda

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Hi Mattymel

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described when exporting the PDF to Word the formatting of the text in the slides is not retained.

 

Is this a behavior with a particular PDF file or with all the PDFs Please try with a different PDF file and check?

 

Would you mind sharing the version of the Adobe Acrobat DC you are using? To check the version go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have the latest version 21.05.20048 installed. Go to Help > Check for Updates and reboot the computer.

 

What is the workflow/steps you are doing to export the PDF?

 

Please try the following settings and see if that helps:

Go to Edit (Windows), Adobe Acrobat (Mac) > Preferences > Converting from PDF > Word Document > Select 'Retain page layout' > Click OK and see if that helps.

 

Also, you may try to export the PDF via Document cloud  - https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/home/  and check if that works

 

Let us know how it goes

 

Regards

Amal

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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This worked phenomenally! Thank you sooo much!

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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This worked phenomenally! The only isssue is that the typography changed. Is there any way to avoid this? If not, can I change the document back to PDF or InDesign document? and If I could, would the typography be editable then?

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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The document was initially InDesign format, needed to be changed to Word, edited, and then return doc in its original format.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Hi there

 

Please try to post your query in the Indesign community page for more information on this.
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/ct-p/ct-indesign?page=1&sort=latest_replies&lang=all&tabid=a...

 

Thanks

Amal

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