Pdf to word(.docx) conversion and corresponding licenses

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I am using the Acrobat dll to convert a PDF to a word document using the SaveAs() function. My company has a license for Acrobat Reader Pro. I am building a web application that will run on the server. It works locally but does not work on the server. I understand that Acrobat SDK is not suited for applications running on the server. Adobe PDF Library SDK allows for server deployment but it does not have capabilities to convert a PDF document to a word document. Which license or SDK/API do I need? What am I missing? Please help.

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There is no such product as Acrobat Reader Pro. Let's assume you mean Acrobat Pro. You are right: Acrobat is not licensed for server use, and cannot be licensed for this purpose, as well as being profoundly technically unsuitable.

The Adobe PDF Library is just PDF manipulation, not conversion tools.

What you probably want is LiveCycle PDF Generator. This is enterprise class server software with Java and other APIs. Note that LiveCycle is a whole suite of products, you need to identify this by the full name, never contract to LiveCycle. I think Adobe might have recently changed the name though, as a merry jape.

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Pdf to word(.docx) conversion and corresponding licenses

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Hi,

I am using the Acrobat dll to convert a PDF to a word document using the SaveAs() function. My company has a license for Acrobat Reader Pro. I am building a web application that will run on the server. It works locally but does not work on the server. I understand that Acrobat SDK is not suited for applications running on the server. Adobe PDF Library SDK allows for server deployment but it does not have capabilities to convert a PDF document to a word document. Which license or SDK/API do I need? What am I missing? Please help.

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There is no such product as Acrobat Reader Pro. Let's assume you mean Acrobat Pro. You are right: Acrobat is not licensed for server use, and cannot be licensed for this purpose, as well as being profoundly technically unsuitable.

The Adobe PDF Library is just PDF manipulation, not conversion tools.

What you probably want is LiveCycle PDF Generator. This is enterprise class server software with Java and other APIs. Note that LiveCycle is a whole suite of products, you need to identify this by the full name, never contract to LiveCycle. I think Adobe might have recently changed the name though, as a merry jape.

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There is no such product as Acrobat Reader Pro. Let's assume you mean Acrobat Pro. You are right: Acrobat is not licensed for server use, and cannot be licensed for this purpose, as well as being profoundly technically unsuitable.

The Adobe PDF Library is just PDF manipulation, not conversion tools.

What you probably want is LiveCycle PDF Generator. This is enterprise class server software with Java and other APIs. Note that LiveCycle is a whole suite of products, you need to identify this by the full name, never contract to LiveCycle. I think Adobe might have recently changed the name though, as a merry jape.

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(By the way, I do understand you want to convert FROM PDF not generate them, but LiveCycle PDF Generator has more capabilities than you might imagine).

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Hi,

Thank you for the suggestion.

It looks like the LiveCycle PDF Generator license is not available for India and I couldn't find a trial version either. Any other alternatives would help.

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That is Adobe‘s only suitable offering.

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