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Converting a PDF to a Word File

Monday, October 19th, 2009

We’ve all been put in the situation of needing a PDF to be a Word file.  There is a free internet service – www.pdftoword.com – that will let you convert MOST files from PDF to Word.

  1. Log into the website.  Click the “browse” button to browse to the PDF file you would like to convert.
  2. Choose either to convert the file to a .doc (Word) file or .rtf file.
  3. Type in your email address.  Click “Convert.”

You will get an email from PDF to Word with the converted file.  Open the attachment in Word.

What else do I need to know?

  1. There is a limit on the size of the file that this free service will convert (8MB).
  2. Sometimes the service is unable to perform the function.  If the original document was scanned sideways, if the PDF file has a lot of handwritten information in the margins, or if none-clear text is the PDF file, the service will not be able to read the words as actual “words” but will look at the text as a image and convert it as such.
  3. Works on all operating systems.
  4. However, if the PDF file is a clean document, this service does a GREAT job of stripping the PDF code out of the document so it can be manipulated in Word.

Would you like a handout?  Click pdftoword.pdf

Cross-Referencing Information in a Word Document (Footnotes and Table of Contents)

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I found this great article on cross-referencing within Word 2007 – enjoy!  (http://www.legalandrew.com/2006/09/18/harness-the-power-of-word-cross-references-for-mammoth-documents/)

Cross-Referencing Information in a Word Document

 

Welcome to the University of Richmond’s Law School Computer Help Desk

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Welcome to the University of Richmond’s Law School Computer Help Desk. We hope you will find answers to questions that you are looking for. Also you will have the opportunity to ASK questions as well — let us know what you would like to know!  Type in the search field key words, and answers to those key words will appear.

Enjoy finding information you need, and feel free to email if you have any questions.