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On this page you can find the most frequently asked questions regarding PDF-to-Word product. If your question is not answered here, please contact us using Feedback Form.

Why images in the resulting MS Word document look too big in Word XP?
By default PDF-to-Word converter generates output compatible with Word 2000 and earlier. When viewing these files in Word XP, the images display 33% larger than their original size. If you have this problem, you should select "Make compatible with MS Word XP" check box on "Select files" wizard screen.
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Does PDF-to-Word require Adobe Acrobat?
No, PDF-to-Word does not require Adobe Acrobat.
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Why PDF-to-Word generates multiple text boxes in the resulting MS Word document?
PDF-to-Word converter uses text boxes to preserve the layout of the original PDF document. If you need to extract text flow you should select "Optimize layout" check box on "Select files" wizard screen. Note, that this approach may cause particular layout distortions in comparison with the original PDF document.
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Does PDF-to-Word support batch conversion?
Yes, there is console version of the program p2wagent.exe in the installation directory. It supports command line arguments and can be called from any script. Please refer to 'Command line' article of the product documentation for the further information.
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Why some parts of PDF document are replaced by strange characters in MS Word output?
Sometimes when fonts are embedded or subset within a PDF, the original font information is lost and the text is corrupted. Although PDF Acrobat or Reader will still display correctly, the correct text information is not available. In these cases PDF-to-Word converter failed to extract the correct text from your file.
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Can PDF-to-Word extract text from scanned PDF documents?
No, PDF-to-Word converter will only be able to extract text if it is available as text within the PDF document. It will not perform optical character recognition (OCR) procedure on scanned PDF document. However, if you use the free Paper Capture plug-in from to perform OCR on your PDF document, you can then use PDF-to-Word to convert the text it creates into MS Word format.
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