Hi Lea,

You do not need to convert to Word via PDF. Either export
directly from FrameMaker (is supposed to be improved in the
last versions) or use Mif2Go ($ 295, http://www.omsys.com).

Best regards

Winfried

> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of 
> Lea Galanter
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 5:30 PM
> To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Converting PDF to Word
> 
> Hi Framers,
> 
> I'm hoping someone can help me out with converting PDFs to 
> Word docs. My
> department creates our user guides in FrameMaker, but other 
> departments
> want to use our text in their materials as well, so they ask me for a
> Word version. I have been using Adobe Acrobat to save the PDF 
> as a Word
> doc but it really looks awful and puts the text in weird chunks --
> useable but not pretty. (Yes, we could use a real content management
> system--we've already asked, and the answer has been an emphatic No.)
> 
> I started looking for applications that can create a good Word version
> of a PDF, but thought I might ask here in case anyone is already using
> one that they can highly recommend (something not expensive).
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Lea Galanter
> Lead Technical Editor and Writer
> Attenex, an F T I company 
> lgalanter at attenex.com
> www.attenex.com
> Phone: 206-689-4438

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