I'm currently doing some work for a client, and one of the tasks involves writing some new documents. These need to be in Microsoft Word format, but the example I'm working from is a PDF file. Which is clearly not ideal, as they aren't editable.
Yes, I did ask. No Word document is available. So I feared that I'd have to recreate the layout of the PDF file myself, from scratch, in Word.
Thankfully, that wasn't the case. I've not written about PDF to Word converters on these pages for a good few months, so I took the opportunity to research the available free solutions again. And the best one, by far, was Small PDF. You can find it at https://smallpdf.com/pdf-to-word. Upload a PDF file, wait a couple of minutes, and you'll be emailed a link to your download. Which, in my case, resulted in a perfect Word document that I could now edit and use as the basis for the new documents.
To be on the safe side, I exported the Word document to RTF, then re-loaded it into Word. This helps to ensure that any weird features, and macros that might be a security risk, are removed.
So if you ever need to convert files between document formats, keep a note of Small PDF as it's very impressive. And it handles loads of other formats besides those two, as well.
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