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Windows 7: Problem with PDF converted to microsoft word

17 Oct 2013   #1
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win 7 64 bit
 
 
Problem with PDF converted to microsoft word

I converted a PDF file to microsoft word to edit it (it's a form) but i noticed a problem : there are numerous check boxes throughout the document that i cannot remove or edit in any way. What's going on here?

Also how do i get a signature into a digital form? I was thinking of copy pasting a mspainted signature but when i try to copy and paste it, all i get is a hidden image file (you can see there's a image box there but it appears to be obscured by something).




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17 Oct 2013   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sometimes it's a converter problem. Which converter did you use and did you try any other free converters? For example:

https://www.pdftoword.com/

Nitro offers a free utility that may help you with the signature issue using their QuickSign feature:

The Only Free PDF Reader and Creator | Nitro PDF Reader

-quicksign.jpg


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17 Oct 2013   #3
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 

I used the adobe acrobat converter. I will take a look at the nitro PDF thing, thanks.
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17 Oct 2013   #4
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

OK, this one was pretty simple. The body of the first page is a table that is placed over the standard page (full transparency) - that is the part containing the checkbox images.

To resolve the issue, copy the table to a new page then delete it from the first page - it leaves all of the standard text and the graphics (boxes, lines, etc.).

Delete the graphical boxes then move the table back to the proper location.

Add check boxes as part of the table (I use character boxes instead of graphic boxes).

Here are a few screen shots to demonstrate the issue in your document.

Regards,
GEWB




Your document with the first page table.




Table selected.





DELETE the table after copying it to a fresh page.




Document with table deleted from first page - see the graphically elements that were BEHIND the original table?
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