Finding a program that converts a PDF file into a fully editable office format file is like finding the Rosetta Stone. Unlike Champollion however, you can get this feature in Adobe Acrobat, for a price. Still, I think that this kind of conversion should be as accessible as drinking water (although Nestle's CEO would not agree with me).
Free PDF To Word is a simple Program that only needs an imput adress for the PDF source and it will generate a Microsoft Office .doc file.
You can set up a few parameters beforehand. Before converting you can compile a selection of pages and ranges of pages. You can also include or exclude images and select if you want the resulting document to be formatted or contain tabs.
There are no more decisions to be made except click to convert. The results are acceptable. Unfortunately you cannot count on Free PDF To Word to convert content rich PDF's. It simply cannot handle them. Images are often only partially converted and text can exhibit some aberrations. In this respect, documents should be verified for consistency afterwards.
- Page selection
- Image exclusion
- Basic functions only
- Screwed up results on more complex pages
Free PDF Converter is a decent tool for converting documents that are light in content. The more complex a document is the more of a hack job it converts into.