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AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter (free) takes aim at a common problem: How to convert PDF files to Word files so that you can edit them. The results are a mixed bag. For converting simple documents, it works like a charm. Converting complex documents in multi-column format is more problematic.
The problem that troubles AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter is the same one found in other PDF-to-Word converters: When you convert a complex document with multiple columns, you'll end up with paragraph returns at the end of every line in the PDF, which means that you will have paragraph returns in the middle of sentences in your Word file. You'll then have to manually delete those paragraph returns. Aside from this, the program does an admirable job of retaining the original layout and graphics. In simple documents with single columns, you may not face the problem of line breaks, depending on the document.
The interface is simple and clean. One nice touch is that after the files are converted, you can click their file names within AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter, and they'll open right within Word.
Note that you'll have to register with AnyBizSoft if you want to use the full, free version of AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter. Otherwise, only three pages of your PDF files will be converted. The free version is available only for home use. If you're looking for a more powerful tool, the company's $60 PDF Converter converts PDF files to other formats than Word, including Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, and text files.
Given that AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter is free for personal use, it's worth a download if you need to convert PDF to Word files, just to see if it will work on the types of files you need to convert.
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