PDF is a great document format . However, it has a limitation (or strength?) that it cannot be edited. However, at times we need to edit the PDF documents . Here is a list of 10 Free PDF to Word (and other formats) converting services which you can use for easy conversion of the PDF documents and make them easily editable.Some of them can be on the fly and for some you may have to wait for the conversion email to be sent to you . But in any case, almost all are useful.
PDFonline : This is one of the simplest online PDF to Word convertor services. Just upload a PDF file and wait for few seconds to get the link to download the Word file. No Emails or registrations are required and the results are quite good. See the the original PDF file and the Word converted files here.The format of the file is retained after conversion.
FreePdfConvert : This is a great source of easily converting PDF to Word with a number of cool options. Even the password protected files can be converted by providing passwords.The file output can be selected from the options of Word , RTF, Excel or you can extract only images also out of the file. However, you need to enter your email and they will send the file by email to you .It took me about 20 seconds to get the file by email.But for uploading the next file, one needs to wait for 30 minutes.
3.PdftoWord : Unlike most PDF-to-Word converters, they use the full range of formatting and layout tools available — including paragraphs, columns, tables, and margins — making pages much easier to edit and manipulate.This site is in private beta right now and you can get some invites from Lifehacker on their post here
4.PDFUNdo.net : PDFUNdo.net is again real simple to use and doesn’t
require your email address or registration. You just upload your PDF document and when the conversion is complete, download your Word document. However, password protected documents are not supported.The site was a little slow in converting my document and took a little more than a few minutes to do so .Their desktop application can also be downloaded for the same purpose.
5.Zamzar : This site provides the option of converting converting files from and to a large number of formats including almost all Image and Doc formats. For those who want to convert their video and audio files to different formats can also do so. The file can be uploaded from your system or the URL of the file can be used. The conversion is done on selecting the right format the you get the link to download the converted file.
Softwares to convert from PDF to Word
There are some good softwares which can be used to convert the PdF files on the desktop. There demo versions can be downloaded from the links given.
6.AAA Pdf to word: AAA PDF to Word Converter is a fast, affordable way to convert PDF document to the popular Word file format. Its easy-to-use interface allows you to create Word files from PDF documents by simply few clicks. AAA PDF to Word Converter lets you recover the text, layout and images of your original PDF document, and the converted Word files accurately retain the layout of the original PDF files. Version 2.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
7.Microsoft One Note 2007 : Besides having a number of other features ,Microsoft One Note allows conversion of PDF files to Word instantly. Tiral version can be downloaded from the link given.
8.Pdf to word convertor 3 software : PDF2Word (pdf to word) software enable export the text, images and other contents from pdf document into word document, so you can reuse your PDF content, pdf to word software will preserving text, layout and bitmap images in the generated word document.
9.Solid Converter PDF to Word 5.0 build 633: With over a million downloads ,this software can convert, create, and extract PDF content, accurately and easily. Solid Converter PDF makes your PDF content reusable and recyclable .Version 5.0 converts scanned PDF files into Word.
10.HelloPdf: Another software to convert PDF to Word. However, this software cannot convert password protected files.