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Trying to convert a PDF file

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kikiriki, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am trying to convert a pdf file into word doc.
    I used a few online coverters and after they converted the pdf to a word doc,
    only the first half of the content was readable and the rest was like ( &)
    jebrish like that.
    Is there any reason for that? and can i convert the whole content to a word
    doc file?
    Thank you.
     
  2. drumr

    drumr Newbie

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    Is it a raster or vector document? Sometimes you can just copy and paste the contents of a pdf file if it is in vector format.

    I have used Able2Extract and OmniPage before with little issue when it require OCR scanning for raster formats. Many times with raster formats, playing with the settings will get you close.
     
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  3. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    Sorry but i have no idea what your talking about lol.
    I tried to paste the content from the pdf to a word doc file and i go the same results,
    just pure jebrish lol.
     
  4. Pikachoo

    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    I seem to remember these guys were good for that sort of thing:
    Code:
    http://www.pdfonline.com/
     
  5. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    Just tried ti and its still the same.
    I get stuf like:




    1 2 ,

    3

    3

    4 0 ) 5 6 2 , , 7

    8 2 ,

    ' *&


    9 9

    , ,

    : *&

    ;

    - <

    !"# 2 ,
     
  6. marco2379

    marco2379 Junior Member

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    Try hellopdf.com
     
  7. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you still not sorted, go to adobe.com and get a 30 day free trial of acrobat pro, that's the best way to convert a PDF, all you need to give them is your email;)
     
  8. vulzala

    vulzala Junior Member

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    Depends what version of adobe you have you can go to Document > Scan to OCR > Text.

    Or something similar, i have the spanish version so Im not exactlly sure how it is written in english.

    On the other hand I have ABBY, if the doc is not to big and want me to run it through the OCR for you I can. Just upload it to mediafire and send me the link. Maybe it will spit out something better.
     
  9. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Stick a post in hire a freelancer section I'm sure someone will transcribe
    it for a couple of dollars.
     
  10. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

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    try nitro pdf if you can, i've had good results with it

    in fact if you wanna pm me a link to the file i'll see what i can do for ya :)
     
  11. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    If you wanna get it done for free

    goto thepiratebay dot org

    and search for a torrent on pdf to word converter, select the one with maximum/high seeds

    and within a few minutes, u can get the software for free to do it yourself :)
     
  12. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    My question is, what will the software do that the online converters cant do??
     
  13. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    Anyone can answer me please??
     
  14. starcity83

    starcity83 Regular Member

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    You will have to go to edit select all and copy.

    Then paste it into a word document and rename it save it off.

    With Free openoffice you can make a word document into a pdf file.
     
  15. Rajthepositivelife

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    It will save you time, u can convert the pdfs even when u r not online
     
  16. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    OK i just download, installed and tried to convert with nitro pdf and i got a message that teh file doe not contain standart encoding something like that and i got the same result
    like with the all otehr converteres.
    I am out of ideas guys
     
  17. shiBlack

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    If the pdf's data isn't sensitive you could post it to mediafire and see if someone else can convert it for you.

    I'd be willing to give it a shot, but I don't work with pdf's often so my skills are limited.
     
  18. Silverion

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    I'd be willing to do it. I do a lot of work with pdf's so let me know. Just upload it somewhere and I'll take a look at it.
     
  19. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    The thing is that i let anyone do this cause the content is secret so i must
    do this by myself i just dont know how.
    Thank you anyway for trying to help me!
     
  20. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Did you read my post? Adobe pro.
    If that don't work, forget it.