#4: Convert.Files

This converter is ranked #4 in our comparison of free PDF to Word converter tools (i.e. out of 16 converters, it is #4).

This is an excellent converter in almost every way, and is unique in that it also offers OCR support (one of only two in this article), and quite good OCR at that. It also accepts file sizes up to a whopping 250 MB.
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Overall Rating: A+. TIER 1.
Desktop vs. Online: Online.
Converts to (file type): DOC; RTF; TEXT; HTML; XHTML; XLS; ODS; CSV; PPT; SWF; EPUB; MOBI; LIT; and a host of others
Handling of Text: B Handling of Images: A Handling of Tables: A
Reliability: A OCR Support: Yes Max File Size: 250 MB
Is it Free?: Yes.
Where is the link?: click on this link.
Strengths: Delivers a great conversion. Can perform OCR (optical character recognition) to convert image based PDFs to text. Converts to many formats including XLS; presentation formats (PPT) and Ebook formats (including EPUB and MOBI). Excellent handles images and tables (renders actual tables in the output Word file).
Weaknesses: Handling of special characters is somewhat lacking. Can mess up the letter cases in some documents (although rare). OCR is good but is second in quality to the OCR performed by NuancePDF above.

 

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