[Tugindia] Adobe Acrobat to convert from pdflatex's pdf into Microsoft word?
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Mon Feb 1 18:18:00 CET 2010
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Ajay Shah <
ajayshah at mayin.org>
> I tried to take an ordinary (un-complex) pdf file produced using
> pdflatex, and feed it to Adobe Acrobat, and save as M S Word. The
> results are simply horrible. Am I missing something or is this route
Besides latex2rtf, this page lists a couple of commercial applications.
There is also InftyReader.
It is an application that performs OCR on scientific documents. You can choose PDF as the input, and Word 2007 as the output. The Math part is usually quite accurate.
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--- On Mon, 2/1/10, Radhakrishnan CV <cvr at river-valley.org> wrote:
> From: Radhakrishnan CV <cvr at river-valley.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tugindia] Adobe Acrobat to convert from pdflatex's pdf into Microsoft word?
> To: "TUGIndia Mailing List" <tugindia at tug.org>
> Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 12:36 PM
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Ajay
> Shah <ajayshah at mayin.org>
> > Folks,
> > I tried to take an ordinary (un-complex) pdf file
> produced using
> > pdflatex, and feed it to Adobe Acrobat, and save as M
> S Word. The
> > results are simply horrible. Am I missing something or
> is this route
> > hopeless?
> > And a related question: For this document it says
> "comments are
> > disabled". Is there something about pdf produced by
> pdflatex that
> > interferes with doing pdf annotation?
> No idea of the above as I have not done the conversion from
> pdf to
> Word myself and hence do not know about the problems
> > If an entire workgroup is using PDF files produced
> using pdflatex,
> > what's the right tool for doing on-screen
> > annotations/comments/modification to PDF files which
> can be used
> > within the group? Ideally open source?
> The best possible solution will be to make use of
> annotation feature
> in Acrobat. pdfLaTeX cannot legally produce an
> annotation enabled PDF
> and therefore, this feature is not available in
> pdfTeX. So you need
> to enable annotation by opening the pdf (generated by
> pdfLaTeX) in
> Acrobat (not Adobe Reader) and re-saving it after enabling
> (there is a menu item for this). Once this is done,
> you can send the
> PDF to your workgroup where any user can take it and
> annotate using
> the free Adobe Reader.
> It is not completely free software based, but the PDF
> does not allow any other way to enable annotation so that
> you can make
> use of free Adobe Reader to annotate your document.
> Best regards
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