Usrn asked the Office & Business Software forum for the best way to convert a .pdf file into an editable Word file.
You've got a lot of options out there, but I'm going to recommend Nitro PDF to Word They sell a professional converter program, but their free web service works very well if you don't have a massive number of documents to convert.
Go to the web page, tell it what file you want to convert, select the format you want it converted to (.doc or .rtf), and to what email address you want it mailed.
You'll soon get two emails. One will try to convince you to subscribe ( you don't have to). The other is your pdf.
I tried it with some pretty complicated .pdfs. The formatting, while not always perfect, was always close. More important for editing purposes, the text flowed properly in the correct order.
Read other recommendations in the original forum discussion.