Convert PDF to Word. The Easy Way

“How can I convert my PDF document to Word?”

This is a question we hear a lot from our clients. Our answer is always to offer assistance. While we may be a company which specialises in document scanning and management solutions, we also offer conversion services.

There are other alternatives out there for converting PDFs to other formats, but they tend to be quite expensive. One particular piece of software costs in the region of $1000 which, for most people, is simply too much. This high cost tends to come as a result of providers knowing the demand is there.

In addition to this, PDF to Word conversion is quite a tricky process, a process that is probably more difficult than you imagine it could be. You’d imagine that there’s a button somewhere in Adobe Reader or other PDF software which would simply convert it all over for you, but it’s simply not the case.
The button we all wish existed…


Why is it so difficult to convert PDF to Word format?

When a file is converted to PDF it simply loses all of its previous structure according to Nitro blog.

“When a file is converted to PDF, it loses its meaning. On the surface all the information is there, and to your eyes it looks exactly the same, but underneath that, all the method, structure and intelligence used when designing the original document has been lost.”

This is the main reason it is so challenging to convert PDF to Word, RTF and HTML.

“Once you have your PDF file, the original layout and meaning formed from text-based building blocks “including words, lines (and line breaks), paragraphs, columns, tables, headers/footers and outlines ” are long gone. Once in a PDF, its content just describes how and where on the page each object should be displayed.”

This is a pretty good explanation as to why it’s so difficult to convert from one to the other, however here at Pearl Scan, we think we’ve cracked it.

After researching conversion techniques, we have a software which can convert PDFs, both flat and text-searchable, unlike software available on the market. This software can successfully convert them into fully usable and editable Word documents which is useful for anyone who has a publication in a PDF format but would like to be able to edit it or distribute it in a text-editable format. We also offer the service at quite low rates depending on the amount of pages and documents that you have.

If you would like some more information on how our conversion services can benefit you or if you would like a quote for your project, get in touch today. We would love to hear from you.


Why Choose Pearl Scan?

In conjunction with the EN BS ISO 9001:2005, 27001, 14001 and in-house implemented quality, security and compliance procedures allow us to deliver peace of mind scanning services to our client. We are an approved document scanning and data capture scanning service provider to many reputable health, education, manufacturing, financial, logistics etc. organisations.

    ISO 9001 Registered         ISO 14001 Registered         ISO 27001 Registered         Investors In People         PCI Compliant         Member of IRM     

Founded in 2003, with almost 15 years of valuable knowledge and expertise in delivering successful document scanning and data capture services through the UK to some of the most reputable and globally known organisations.

We operate from a custom built document scanning and data capture centre, which is built around security, safety and confidentiality. The site is monitored 24hours a day by security and CCTV systems.

The document scanning and data capture bureau is equipped with the state-of-the-art dedicated document, Microfilm media, Books and Large Format Plans scanning and capture technology; catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service provider for scanning and digital conversion needs . We continually invest in our staff training and latest technology to ensure that we are delivering quality and innovations at all times.

Pearl Scan Group has the infrastructure to provide quick turnaround for urgent document scanning needs to taking on a large volume scanning and conversion of documents, microfilm media, books etc. projects. Our document scanning and data capture service centre always run at 80% of its productivity allowing 20% space and resources for on-demand, ad-hock projects.