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Hi all. I am trying to select parts of a pdf document and pasting into a word document. No success in selecting and so I'm trying to convert the whole document or import it to Word in some way, so that I can do the selection then. Any ideas?

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You certainly can convert an adobe file to editable word file but if you think that all OCRs convert the document 100% into editable format then you are about to make a costly mistake. Your converted document is bound to have errors which you need to remove ( unless of course your original is a picture perfect document). No OCR on this planet guarantees 100% correct conversion in all documents all the time.

Therefore it is extremely important that you must proof read your editable format document before you start to edit. If you don't do that it can be a very expensive mistake you made in life.

Some people (including me ) pay $2.0 per+ per page and get it edited by experienced staff on a paid site like http://www.onlinedocumentconversion.com.

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Hello,

Below instruction might be helpful to you.

With the PDF document open in Acrobat 7 Standard or Professional, choose File > Save As. In the Save As dialog box, choose Microsoft Word Document from the Format (Mac) or Type (Windows) pop-up menu. Then simply click the Save button, and open the document in Word for editing. The conversion may not be perfect, depending on factors such as the complexity of the layout, and whether you have the document's fonts on your system. For simple business documents, Acrobat's Save As command does a decent job of converting to Word.

Thank you.

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Basically Acrobat comes with a feature called as OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which helps acrobat in recognizing the text being used in a particular scanned document.
Just for the information, Acrobat 7 used to come with OCR accuracy of approximately 85% which has increased to 95% accuracy in the latest version of Acrobat (Acrobat X)
Now, in Acrobat 7, what you need to do is try running the OCR again on this document by following the steps mentioned below:
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If you are still unable to do it, I would suggest you to download the trial version of Acrobat X from adobe.com which is a fully functional version which you can use for 30 days. After downloading this trial try opening the same document there and try running the OCR again and perform the highlighting of text again in Acrobat X itself.
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It depends on if you have the full software installed. The MP160 documentation indicates it came wth ScanSoft OmniPage SE. Open MP Navigator and choose this program, you can output the scan as a text file. If you did a custom install, you may or may not have installed the program. If you omitted the program, do a new custom install.
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If you don't have the software disc, the software can be obtained from this URL:
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