[Solved] Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

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[Solved] Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

Postby pattybc » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:50 pm

I just searched the forum and didn't find anything on this topic.
I have tried using Google drive, but it does a poor job of translating text in a PDF to text in Google doc.

Can OpenOffice do this?

Thank you,
Patty
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Re: Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

Postby RoryOF » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:18 pm

Depends on the exact type of PDF. Try cutting from the PDF and Pasting into OO Writer. Else, use the free conversion at http://www.zamzar.com; send them your PDF and select the target format you desire (list of Formats at https://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php
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Re: Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

Postby pattybc » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:18 pm

Thank you so much for the very quick response.
I tried copying from PDF and pasting into OO Writer and it works OK,
I tried the same and pasting into a Google doc just to see what would happen. They are both about the same results.

www.zamzar.com
Do I actually have to send them the document? Or do you download something and can do on my own laptop?

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Re: Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

Postby RoryOF » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:47 pm

This is an automatic, free service - you log on to their site, select the desired options, upload the document and receive the conversion in a few minutes.
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Re: Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

Postby pattybc » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:55 pm

I will try it.
Thank you!
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Re: Converting a PDF document to a Google text document

Postby pattybc » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:14 pm

Hi,

I was able to use Zamzar for PDF to text which was searchable, but not editable.
Then I could use Gdrive to open the document with Google Docs and then I would have a searchable and editable document for free!

Thanks again!
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Re: [Solved] Converting a PDF document to a Google text docu

Postby ankit3302 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:02 am

You don't have to install any software for converting PDF document to a Google text document. Google web-based document editor can now convert it. When you upload any file to Google Docs, you'll see the option to convert PDF document to google document. You can upload any file like PDF,PNG,JPG or GIF.
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Re: [Solved] Converting a PDF document to a Google text docu

Postby elinadicosta » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:31 am

Thank you for providing the reply. I have faced same issue. Now, I'm getting rid of this problem.
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