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20 May 2015 @ 06:42 pm
Edit PDF in MS Word  
Just learned that it is possible to open PDF in MS Word and then edit it.
It is logical, but I did not think it was possible.
It probably was not possible ~10 years ago.
 
 
 
Биологalleukemist on May 21st, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
That's nice, but are you sure you do not have some special Acrobat plug-in that you got because you have the full version of the software?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 21st, 2015 04:23 am (UTC)
I definitely do NOT have a full version of Acrobat.
Do you have it?

Does MS Word opens PDFs for you?

I have Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013.

What version do you have?
Биологalleukemist on May 21st, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
The MS Word 2010 at work is not capable of this. I will check at home what I have. I do not remember.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 21st, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
leonid_smetanin confirms your observation.
Leonid Smetaninleonid_smetanin on May 21st, 2015 10:06 am (UTC)
its invented ONLY in MS office Pro 2013 and nowhere else.
I think that because MS and Adobe found the way to cooperate after a decades of ignorance.
fatofffatoff on May 21st, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
They have the common library people that implements certain MS Office features. Those people receive requests for some new feature to add so that it then can be shared across Office products. Apparently the demand for PDF became high enough to make them to do it. So, there is some parser for Adobe PDF and that is used with Word.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 21st, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
How do you know PDF does not open in other MS Word versions?
Leonid Smetaninleonid_smetanin on May 21st, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
because I tried to do this as far as I used MS Office and PDF. Here exist third party conversion utilities and available conversion from PDF to MS Word in Adobe Acrobat from version 10 (not sure) but not exist direct import until MSOffice 2013
fatofffatoff on May 21st, 2015 03:15 pm (UTC)
And now they develop for Google Android as well. That is way-way more radical than just allowing to edit PDFs.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 21st, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
Sorry, what exactly is "way more radical than just allowing to edit PDFs"?
Do you mean "pdf import" is way more radical?
fatofffatoff on May 21st, 2015 05:40 pm (UTC)
Microsoft developing office apps for Android is way more radical than allowing to edit PDFs.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 21st, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Could you give me an example of such radical ability of office apps for Android?
fatofffatoff on May 21st, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
No, the radical is the new attitude towards "enemy" non-Windows platforms e.g. Android and iOS. Before Satia Nadela took the CEO post from Steve Ballmer the MS Office was mainly targeting Windows and then Mac OS (with significant delay) and then Web (Office 365). And Android was not even a consideration even after years of market success. iOS was somewhat considered but no commercial products released to prevent the competition with own Windows. By starting to produce office products for Android they admit the defeat of Windows (to degree).

Edited at 2015-05-21 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 27th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
Это, вероятно, будет зависить от инструмента.
Запрет на редактирование можно игнорировать.
А векторный формат можно срендерить и прогнать через OCR.
И редактировать текст в своё удовольствие.
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Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 27th, 2015 07:50 am (UTC)
Если PDF можно срендерить (без ввода пароля), то на полученную картинку можно натравить OCR.

Это, конечно, не совсем тривиально, но вполне может быть сделано довольно удобным для пользователя.