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How to convert PDF to Word

The format of Microsoft Word documents is universal, but the Adobe Acrobat PDF file format is even more popular. If you need to convert a PDF file to Word, here some ideas how to do it.

The problem with PDF files is that, unless you own Adobe Acrobat Pro, the tool used to make and edit PDF files, it can appear difficult to get a PDF file into Microsoft Word format so that you can edit it and share it with others in an easily editable format.

It is not that difficult, and you should be able to do it for free. There are free desktop applications that will get the job done for you, which is probably the way to go if you need to do a lot of conversions. Otherwise, if you just need one or even an occasional conversion from PDF to Word, you are probably better off with one of the Web sites that specializes in these conversions.

If you convert regularly, one of the things that you probably want to look for is a desktop tool that will do conversions in batches. One of this tools is Smartsoft’s Free PDF to Word converter. Please note that it is a Windows-only solution, and that the free download is a stripped-down version of their paid programs. Regardless, it does a good job of doing basic conversions of the type you want: PDF to MS Word. Downloading and installing this program is exactly like the download and installation process for any other Windows program.

The tool works on all recent Windows versions and will convert PDF files into either Word 2003 or Word 2007 format, either of which can be read by any Word version after the one that you export to. All in all, it is a very useful conversion program. Use is straightforward.

Just select the files you want to convert, select the desired output format, select a folder in which to put the converted documents, and click on the “Convert” command button. Use Your version of word or OpenOffice Writer to open the converted files and edit the content.

Talking about OpenOffice, check out the AddOns at the developers web site… there is a PDF Addon which makes you able just to drag and drop a PDF file on the OpenOffice symbol on the desktop and after a few minutes (depends on the complexity of the PDF document) it will open in OpenOffice Draw where you can edit the PDF file as you want. This PDF import tool is working nearly perfect. When you are finish with your work, just safe the document with a mouse click back in to a PDF document.

For an online service for just the occasional conversion, the place to go is PDFtoWord.com. The site only allows you to convert one file at a time, but you can convert multiple files serially. The site is easy to use. Click on “Choose File” and select a PDF file from your local file system. Then select which kind of file that you want to export, a .doc file or an .rtf file. Then type in your email address so that the converted file can be sent to you and click on the “Convert” button. The converted file will be emailed to you. Another great file conversion site is Zamzar.com, which converts a huge number of file types, including audio and video, to other file types, and of course does PDF to Word conversions.

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Need to recover or repair Windows 7 and you don’t have a Windows 7 DVD

Many of you out there bought a new Computer or Laptop with the Windows 7 operating system pre installed.

And usually you do not get any DVD for Windows 7 with it as it is pre-installed on your new machine.

What to do, if you have some , not unusual system problems, and you didn’t made a recovery CD / DVD or your manufacturer didn’t give you a recovery CD / DVD when you bought the machine.

The CD/DVD is the only way to recover a broken installation.

The Windows 7 DVD has a complete “recovery center” that provides you with the option of recovering your system via automated recovery (searches for problems and attempts to fix them automatically), rolling-back to a system restore point, recovering a full PC backup, or accessing a command-line recovery console for advanced recovery purposes.

Thankfully, Microsoft seems to have realized this problem, and have thankfully made a recovery disc for this purpose. It contains the contents of the Windows 7 DVD’s “recovery center,” as we’ve come to refer to it.

It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows 7, and just serves as a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC.

Technically, one could re-create this installation media with freely-downloadable media from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK kit, a multi-gigabyte download); but it’s damn-decent of Microsoft to make this available to Windows’ users who might not be capable of creating such a thing on their own. You can make your own copy from Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, but now you have an easier alternative.

The guys from neosmart.net are holding a copy of the Windows 7 recovery disc for download ( 32bit / 64bit )

We hope this gives you the help you were searching for.

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