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February 18, 2013

PDF to Word conversion particularities

I recently needed to convert some fairly complex (i.e. with tables, images) pdfs to word documents. The conversion went OK but a large number of the images held within tables were not visible and the ones that were visible were not selectable.

Upon doing some research, I found out that the unselectable images (vector images perhaps) could be selected if you went to home> select > select objects ( Click on the pic ).

From there it was simply a matter of right-click > Format Object > Layout > In Front of text.

In order to avoid having to select all the objects on each page (you can't select across pages) you can select them all by:

You can make use of the Select Multiple Objects command, which opens a dialog box that easily allows you to select objects. In Word 2007, you can add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Posted by kkwaiser at February 18, 2013 03:46 PM

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