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    PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    Hi all,
    Is there any PDF to MS Excel and PDF to MS Word converter for Linux? I require one very urgently please. Our client has Unix server and there I have to write a code to convert PDF files to Excel and as well as to Word Document. But I am not being able to find a suitable software for Linux. Any suggestions please?

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    wine + some converter from windows world?

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    I haven't checked anything with wine till now. Actually I am downloading wine from Ubuntu repositories. But I am not finding any suitable pdf to excel/word converter listed in the wine database. May you guys can suggest one..

    I am thinking of trying PDFCONVERTER with wine.. Though PDFCONVERTER is not listed in the wine database, I am not pretty sure whether it will work with wine or not.

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    Open Office has a word processor (Write) and a spreadsheet (Calc) that are almost fully compatible with Word and Excel.

    You may be able to use OO to convert pdf files to compatible file types (I know you can save Open Office Write files as .doc files) and use those.

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    well, if you don't try, you'll never know

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    OpenOffice has an extension available to import PDF's...

    http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/2587

    Once imported into OpenOffice you can then save as a Microsoft document.

    ... of course it may not work or there could be formatting issues.

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    Hi,
    As I have mentioned in my first post, that I have to write a code to call the exe file.While my code is fine and tested, I am not finding a software that my code can call and execute. Will the OO's feature you are talking about, be able to get executed from a program? My client does not want to manually convert pdf files to word/excel.

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    I suspect that OO documentation can tell you about OOs APIs.

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    Re: PDF to excel and word converter for Linux

    PDF to XLS converter is an easy-to-use and practical PDF to XLS Excel conversion software, which is specially desiged for converting PDF files to Microsoft Excel (xls) documents.

    In addition, PDF to XLS converter is a standalone software which doesn't need Adobe Software and Microsoft Excel to be pre-installed. Also it can convert all pages or selected pages of PDF files to Excel spreadsheets.

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    PDF Converter is a 6-in-1 PDF utility to convert PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, HTML and Text on Windows 7/Vista/XP platform. It performs quite quickly and efficiently which can save you a lot of time and money while dealing with native PDF files. Handling PDF tasks has never been so easy with PDF Converter.

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