PDF to MS word conversion
01/01/2018 10:19
In today's Guardian, in the Technology section, there is a letter to the Ask Jack column which discusses a problem that a Chris Riley has with a PDF file originally created on an Acorn computer.

He wants to put it into MS Word format. The answer that Jack has come up with is to read it with Adobe reader, print it out, scan it in, and then OCR it! Can anyone suggest a better solution? -- John Rickman Iyonix

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <gemini.kem9dd00v5ev403ms.ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk>, Ray Dawson <ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: Not necessarily, as every piece of software you install on a Windows machine contributes to make the machine more unstable in the future. The key to keeping Windows more reliable is *not* to install any software on it. :-) -- Paul Vigay __|//__ Life, (` o-o ') the Universe --- http://www.vigay.com/ --------ooO-(_)-Ooo----------- & Everything ------ Quality Internet Services, Broadband & Hosting - www.orpheusinternet.co.uk

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <na.a24edf5029.a903c0mijas@orpheusmail.co.uk>, Mr John FO Evans <mijas@orpheusmail.co.uk> wrote: I would hazard a guess that you're talking about Norton - the biggest pile of wotnots in existence, and worse than the viruses it's supposed to protect against. In fact. it can be an exercise in restraint just trying to uninstall Norton!! -- Paul Vigay __|//__ Life, (` o-o ') the Universe --- http://www.vigay.com/ --------ooO-(_)-Ooo----------- & Everything ------ Quality Internet Services, Broadband & Hosting - www.orpheusinternet.co.uk

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <502958eec3mdharding@ormail.co.uk>, Michael Harding <mdharding@ormail.co.uk> wrote: Yes Michael it can, but it requires a substantial amount of perseverance.

In my case a few years ago, to complete the clean out after a legit uninstall, I manually edited the registry to remove a lot of Norton/Symantec poo left in there, and there was a lot of it left, and that was after using their special uninstall application.

The best part was afterwards... suddenly my slug like machine came back to life, speedy, speedy...

Dave S --

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01/01/2018 10:19 - charles <charles@charleshope.demon.co.uk> wrote: With Adobe /reader/ the only save option is save as text.

There are several PDF to Word converters around on the Windows platform - some are shareware so you can try before buying.

Cheers, Ray D

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01/01/2018 10:19 - Paul Stewart <paulstewart@phawfaux.co.uk> wrote: Well try another one until you find one that does what you want.

That's the beauty of try before you buy shareware :-) Cheers, Ray D

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01/01/2018 10:19 - Paul Vigay <invalid-email@invalid-domain.co.uk> wrote: Why do you insist on posting such unmitigated rubbish? Windows applications usually have very efficient install and uninstall mechanisms and are quite effective in removing not only installed files, but also registry entries. There are a few rogue applications, but they are very few and far betwee and, if you install well regarded softweare, there is no problem at all. Compare this to some RISC OS software which messes up other applications by putting in different Tolbox and other resources without checking versions.

I rather suspect that your Windows reliability problems are down to your amateurish tinkling with a system which you don't understand.

Cheers, Ray D

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In message <gemini.kelx5s00lq8qu03ms.ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk> Ray Dawson <ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: I recently tried one of them, absolute rubbish the one I tried.

Regards -- Paul Stewart - Far Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England.

(msn:paulstewart@phawfaux.co.uk) RISC OS Southwest show. Saturday February 21st. Be there and be seen! http://www.riscos.com/roadshows/SWShow2009/SWShow2009.htm

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <gemini.kemz1z000hntw0478.ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk>, Ray Dawson <ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: I did include a smiley, and considering what newsgroup you're posting to, Windows rubbish is entirely off-topic here, so don't be surprised if you get an advocacy comment posted to such statements! Hahahahaha yeah right. You just keep believing that. Meanwhile I'll continue living in the real world! Probably. After all, I only have one MSCE! -- Paul Vigay __|//__ Life, (` o-o ') the Universe --- http://www.vigay.com/ --------ooO-(_)-Ooo----------- & Everything ------ Quality Internet Services, Broadband & Hosting - www.orpheusinternet.co.uk

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <e76bf42850.iyojohn@rickman.argonet.co.uk>, John Rickman Iyonix <rickman@argonet.co.uk> wrote: yes, and I've just tried it.

From Adobe Acrobat export as 'MSWord'. It will then load into MS Word.

Ok, so the layout isn't perfectly coped, but all the text is there for playing with.

-- From KT24 - in Leafy Surrey Using a RISC OS computer running v5.11

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <5029573964invalid-email@invalid-domain.co.uk>, Paul Vigay <invalid-email@invalid-domain.co.uk> wrote: My experience too. But /can/ it ever be uninstalled? 8-) Michael Harding -- Rev. Preb. M. D. Harding mdharding@ormail.co.uk

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01/01/2018 10:19 - In article <50294b2db6invalid-email@invalid-domain.co.uk>, Paul Vigay <invalid-email@invalid-domain.co.uk> wrote: Well I bought a well known anti-virus program and paid for updates. The second update failed and left a rogue file on my system which nobody knew how to remove and a useless program. So I changed to a free a/v system which has now run for several years with no problems.

On the whole I find that the free PC software and (legal)low-priced software runs a great deal better than the 'standard' offerings and is often easier to install and use.

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