Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there any free software available on Ubuntu that can convert a pdf file to a .doc file?

share|improve this question
add comment

6 Answers

up vote 8 down vote accepted

openoffice (or alternatively the libreoffice fork) both have pdf import plugins and .doc export functionality... though both aspects suffer from conversion issues AFAIK. By this I mean that the conversion fidelity isn't always 100%.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I've had great success with PDF to Word online. This is not a desktop application, but a service, that works better than other things I've used.

share|improve this answer
    
thank you :) ive come across this before.but i was looking for a desktop software.this is not very accurate. –  neo Apr 28 '11 at 18:51
    
Please also make sure to check out the privacy policy of this service before uploading any personal documents. –  Glutanimate Apr 7 '13 at 20:14
add comment

Install AbiWord from Ubuntu Software Center

Open Pdf Files with it.

Use Save As.. to save pdf in Word Doc format.

Its this easy :)

share|improve this answer
add comment

Download Abiword from Ubuntu Software Center or you can install it by typing following command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install abiword
share|improve this answer
add comment

Not free, but PDF Studio, an alternative to Adobe Acrobat that works on Linux will do that. So if you have other PDF needs that you need filled, take a look at PDF Studio.

The free demo is available for download on the Ubuntu/Canonical Store.

When opening a word document (.doc or .docx) in PDF Studio, it is automatically converted to PDF on the fly.

There is also an option to convert multiple Word documents to PDF as a batch under Batch -> Convert a Batch.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
add comment

Are you looking PDF to word conversion tool, I recommended easy to use software, you can use Kernel for PDF to Word Converter Tool. That can quickly convert multiple PDF file to word file format. The software also available free trial version : http://www.downloadpdftoword.com/download-free.html

share|improve this answer
    
Does it work on Ubuntu? From its website it looks like it works on Windows only. –  landroni Mar 24 at 6:35
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.