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Old 07. Jul 2009, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Free PDF to Word Converter

I’d like to show you this very easy to use free PDF to Word Converter.
http://www.free-pdf-to-word-converter.com

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Thanks for sharing
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Old 17. Aug 2009, 06:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you give some details about it? The advantage or disadvantage.
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Old 17. Aug 2009, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Free PDF to Word Converter is user friendly and serves the purpose of converting pdf to word while maintaining the layout of the pdf documents.

But I prefer Some PDF to Word Converter, which has an option to delete line breaks. Reviewed here.

With this option set to true, each line in a paragraph ends with a soft return, easier to re-align the whole paragraph with new margins.

Without this setting, each line in each paragraph ends with a hard return. This will become a nighmare to do re-alignment of paragraphs in a large document.
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Can somebody review how well Nuance converter does the job? (It has a pdf reader as well)
http://nuancepdf.com/PDFReader/Main.aspx
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Can somebody review how well Nuance converter does the job? (It has a pdf reader as well)
http://nuancepdf.com/PDFReader/Main.aspx
Thanks for the suggestion.

If you try to download Nuance Pdf Reader from the above page, it will ask you for the details, like name, country, email address. Some people might not like to provide that.

The download can be done without providing the details from here :

http://download.cnet.com/Nuance-PDF-...-75128752.html

The above page has a small review too. Here is what it says about the conversion feature :

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The document conversion feature, which jumps you from the Nuance PDF reader interface to the Nuance Web site, does a good job of converting to Microsoft Word's DOCX. That's a big win, however, lesser formats such as RTF don't convert as cleanly. Still, the successful free conversion to DOCX is a major coup for Nuance.
So, it looks like the conversion feature takes you to a web interface, and is not a part of the reader. I think individual software which perform the same job, and can be installed, would be better in this case. However, I haven't checked the converter myself, and its always good to know about different options available.
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I installed Nuance Pdf Reader today, to check it out.

On installation, just before the finish, it pops up with a screen to register the product. There is no option for, not to register ever. There is an option however, to remind after 7 days. Thankfully, I did not download the setup from the Nuance site, because to download the setup, they require your name and email address. I am sure they would have sent me mails regularly to register their product, or buy other products of theirs.

The software tried to put the registration reminder in the startup, which was detected by WinPatrol. I denied it. The software also tried to put its update program in the startup which was again picked up by WinPatrol, and denied by me. When I checked out the update.ini, I noticed an entry user id, which I have a feeling, might be like the unique ID assigned by Google Chrome, for a particular setup.

The automatic web update, however, may be turned off from within the program.

All this has put me off though. I am not going to use this product. I think Pdf Xchange Viewer is a far better option than this software.

Also, to convert the pdf, a link is opened in the browser which is a web app. It too requires you to enter your email, where they will send the converted document. This service is like Zamzar. Anyways, I am not comfortable in providing my email. I think desktop applications might be better for conversion purposes.

The reader looks good though. I am not going to look into more detail. This software is going out of my PC.
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