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- Page Layout type
- Word Processing type
- Graphics Manipulation
The output is the best when the authoring software was a word processing type.
Depending on the PDF writer (Acrobat, Mac OS X PDF creator etc…) the construct of the PDF data stored also differs. Inherent limitations of the target file format also play a role – Appleworks or MSWord themselves contain inherent limitations to formatting if the original PDF authoring software was a Page layout program.
Nonetheless, PDF2Office attempts to perform the best conversion possible that fits within the scope of the target file type.
- Document Properties
Document Properties controls whether PDF2Office should try to interpolate document margins, process columns, figure out sections, form headers/footers and footnotes.
- Make Table
Make Tables controls whether PDF2Office should form tables. Turning this option on – forms tables; turning it off means tables will not be formed.
Graphics controls whether PDF2Office processes any graphics such as vector graphics or images at all. Marking this option makes PDF2Office process graphics. Unmarking this option will result in no graphics being converted at all.
a. Sometimes breaking up the pages to convert and piecing them together later helps. For example in a 10 page document, if from the 6th page onwards the conversion was not proper, convert pages 1 – 5 first. Then convert only the 6th page. Then 7th – 10th and piece them together (this is a workaround but at times it works the best).
b. Another reason why the conversion may not be proper is when PDF2Office tries to form columns and apply Page Margins. By turning off the Document Properties setting the conversion may differ completely.
c. If the conversion is still improper, please send it to us for investigation – we are constantly improving the quality of the conversion.
After converting a file to the Appleworks format, open the document in Appleworks and perform a Page Setup (this is very important). After performing the Page Setup, Appleworks will properly paginate the document.
If there are any tables, you will need to grow them to its full size manually. This is very easily accomplished using the steps outlined below.
- Click in the first cell of the table.
- Then select the right border of the cell.
- Now using the Right Arrow key, move the border 1 point to the right.
At this point the table will be fully grown. You must repeat the above procedure for every table in the document.
However, if you own Acrobat 5/6/7 Standard or Professional, there is a feature called OCR/Paper Capture. Open the PDF file in one of the above versions of Acrobat, then use the OCR/Paper Capture feature. An OCR will be performed. Then save the PDF file. Finally, use PDF2Office to convert/open the PDF document but make sure to unselect the “graphics” option. All of the text will appear properly formatted.