Converting PDF files to MS Word

Question: Are there commercial programs that convert read-only PDF Files into editable MS Word files?

The IT Guy says:
In August, 2004 I addressed several different options available for creating PDF files, but neglected to highlight several commercial programs which can provide the functionality which you seek.

ScanSoft’s PDF Converter 2 for Microsoft Word is one program that converts PDF files to Word format. Solid Converter and ABBYY PDF Transformer also meet this need. All the aforementioned programs are Windows-only.

Note also that whether you use a Windows or Macintosh computer, you may be able to use the full version of Adobe Acrobat to save a file in "rich text format," which can then be opened and reformatted in MS Word or another word processor. This latter option is not as robust as the previously mentioned software programs, but may provide yet another method for working with PDF content and not having to retype all the included text. is a good online resource for learning more about working with PDF files, as well as learning about other products that create and convert files to and from PDF format.

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