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#1 woodcamp

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 02:27 PM

I use Word 2013, but when I scan a .doc I can only save in pdf. My problem is that after scanned I want to edit the pdf document.

 

I've been searching for conversion programs (pdf to word) but can't get very good answers on line from the people selling these. This makes me wonder how good their support would be once I purchased it. Also, I can't get a definite answer to my query about editing after conversion.

 

A program that would allow me to edit a pdf would work for me also.

 

Which program has produced the best results for anyone else?

 

I can't break the bank, all of my work related to this is for non-profit groups with limited funds.

 



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

Hi woodcamp :)

You can edit PDF files using Adobe Acrobat, the most popular PDF editing program. However, that software isn't free (there's a 30 days trial however) so you'll have to pay for it. here's a lot of free PDF editing programs, but I guess that none of them will be on Adobe Acrobat's level. How do you scan your .doc file? Using the numerising feature of a printer? If so, I think these will only output PDF and not plain Word documents.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 06:56 PM

You could try searching online, there are sites that will convert your PDFs to WORD files. However if you don't have the same fonts installed, your WORD doc may not look like your scanned doc..



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 07:05 PM

Convert Files will do it.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 12:43 AM

Hi Woodcamp,

 

I've been using CutePDF and CutePDFEditor (link below) for years with much success.  I think the editor should be what you need and it free!  Hope this helps!

 

https://www.cutepdf-editor.com

 

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:35 AM

Drag the pdf in to Word 2013

 

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:13 AM

Hi woodcamp :)

You can edit PDF files using Adobe Acrobat, the most popular PDF editing program. However, that software isn't free (there's a 30 days trial however) so you'll have to pay for it. here's a lot of free PDF editing programs, but I guess that none of them will be on Adobe Acrobat's level. How do you scan your .doc file? Using the numerising feature of a printer? If so, I think these will only output PDF and not plain Word documents.

Because of lack of technical knowledge I print the pdf and then scan the hard copy on my Brother MFC J6710DW



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:24 AM

You know that you can convert the PDF directly to a Word document using HairCut's method? I think it would be way easier. Wait, if you print the PDF then scan it to get another PDF, why do you do it then?

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

Yes, you can do it HairCut's way, or use the free and easy Convert Files.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:33 PM

Hi Woodcamp,
 
I've been using CutePDF and CutePDFEditor (link below) for years with much success.  I think the editor should be what you need and it free!  Hope this helps!
 
https://www.cutepdf-editor.com
 
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Just noticed your post. I use CutePDF but never knew that they had an editor as well, will take a look at it.

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