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Converting PDF files into Word document

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Jul 11, 2017

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I just bought a subscription to be able to convert PDF docs into a Word Document.  It's opening a Word document, but all the information is pasted as a picture.  No way to edit the information.  What can I do?

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What steps are you taking to convert the pdf to Word? If you are doing it from Adobe Acrobat Reader, under Tools>Export PDF you should see settings that might say "Do not recognize text". If you click "Change" and set it for "Recognize text in English", it should work.

Or you can check your scanning software to see if there are recognize text settings (also may be called Optical Character Recognistion) in it.

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Converting PDF files into Word document

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I just bought a subscription to be able to convert PDF docs into a Word Document.  It's opening a Word document, but all the information is pasted as a picture.  No way to edit the information.  What can I do?

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What steps are you taking to convert the pdf to Word? If you are doing it from Adobe Acrobat Reader, under Tools>Export PDF you should see settings that might say "Do not recognize text". If you click "Change" and set it for "Recognize text in English", it should work.

Or you can check your scanning software to see if there are recognize text settings (also may be called Optical Character Recognistion) in it.

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It could be that the pdf is just a scanned image. Can you select individual words in the pdf file?

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I'm scanning a book that I need to translate.  I can't select anything Is there a way i can scan the book so I can edit it?

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Not posible with Acrobat Reader.

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What steps are you taking to convert the pdf to Word? If you are doing it from Adobe Acrobat Reader, under Tools>Export PDF you should see settings that might say "Do not recognize text". If you click "Change" and set it for "Recognize text in English", it should work.

Or you can check your scanning software to see if there are recognize text settings (also may be called Optical Character Recognistion) in it.

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I have worked to convert my PDF to WORD for two hours now.  I have clicked all the right boxes and I have done this before.  I paid my dues in June 2017. Please indicate the prompts I should select to get this done.

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yvonnev74024658. You may or may not have the same issue as the original poster in this thread. I suggest starting your own thread and giving us all of the details (which you haven't done here).

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