Great Way To Convert PDF TO DOCX for Personal Books

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 23 2013 3:43 PM

You may all be aware of this, but it is new to me.

Adobe, for a very reasonable yearly price, will let you subscribe to a service within the Adobe Reader that does a great job of converting PDF files to DOCX.

AND IT DOES A GREAT JOB WITH FOOTNOTES!

I recently made a Personal Book of a pdf book that was loaded with scholarly footnotes, and it turned out great!

It handled Greek great, too.

I have been searching for this, and at last I have found it!! It is enough to make a Methodist preacher shout! I had the document in my Adobe Reader X and noticed in the column on the right hand side the offer to export and change pdf files. The price was so reasonable, why not give it a try (though nothing had handled footnotes very well for me before.) It worked!

I am bit excited about this. I have many books in PDF that would make great Logos personal books. But without the footnotes, and quality, they are not nearly as valuable.

Thanks Adobe! And thanks Logos for Personal Books. Now let's get Personal Books on the iPad, please!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 23 2013 4:54 PM

I love to hear Methodist preachers getting excited! Wink Sounds like a great option.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 23 2013 6:53 PM

Sounds like you like things done very "methodical" Wink

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 23 2013 7:20 PM

Thanks, Michael.

I have been using MS Word 2013 for converting PDFs (preserves the PDF's active footnotes, also). However, I noticed it sometimes chokes out on large PDFs and can't convert it. Do you have any very-large-PDF experience with the Adobe service?

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 24 2013 1:02 AM

how much?

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 24 2013 5:31 AM

Michael Childs:
It is enough to make a Methodist preacher shout!

Now, that is earth-shaking Big Smile Thanks for the information. And it is also available in the Mac version for just $1.99 per month Party!!!

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 24 2013 7:21 AM
Robert M. Warren:

Thanks, Michael.

I have been using MS Word 2013 for converting PDFs (preserves the PDF's active footnotes, also). However, I noticed it sometimes chokes out on large PDFs and can't convert it. Do you have any very-large-PDF experience with the Adobe service?

Robert, I converted a book of about 260 pages, and it worked great. I don't know how big you mean, but it seems to do okay. In my opinion it does better than MS Word 2013, which I have tried.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 24 2013 7:25 AM
mike:

how much?

Well, since this is something that complements Logos, and does not compete against it, there should be no issue with me giving the price. It was $19.99 for a year. It just worked well for me in making a personal book, and I wanted to share it for anyone interested.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 27 2013 1:07 PM

how good was the the conversion with a bad "scanlation" of pdf?

also, have you tried converting pdf that has pictures/images? how did it turn out?

thanks! this is very helpful

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 27 2013 1:50 PM

Check out my new post in the Files section, I just uploaded a PDF file, with conversions from Adobe and Word 2013 so you can see the difference!

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/76930.aspx 

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 28 2013 2:01 PM
mike:

how good was the the conversion with a bad "scanlation" of pdf?

also, have you tried converting pdf that has pictures/images? how did it turn out?

thanks! this is very helpful

Pictures were no problem. It did a good job on them. But I have not tried a bad "scanlation". I doubt anything can give good results with a bad scan. I suspect the results would be SCAN-DALOUS.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 28 2013 2:50 PM

what about Adobe Acrobat XI, has anyone tried it?

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/pdf-to-word-doc-converter.html

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