Is there a freeware program to convert a big PDF (e.g. 200MB) PDF, to RTF, that is compatible with Windows 7?

  • By "free" do you mean "free of financial cost"? If so, I added the word and tag gratis for you. If not, please kindly edit to reflect your meaning. Thanks! Commented Nov 24, 2023 at 10:29
  • @EndAnti-SemiticHate yes I mean free of financial cost. Freeware. I am not talking about open source. I'd have hoped the guy that eats stuff out his toes hadn't brainwashed people here but it seems he has!
    – barlop
    Commented Nov 24, 2023 at 12:14
  • If someone is eating stuff out of their toes, and isn't sharing with everyone, shame on them. ;) I'm honestly not sure of your reference, but that's okay. If you're disliking the term "gratis" vs. "freeware", yes I don't love it either, but it seems to be clear once you get familiar with it. And it translates better in some languages, which is always nice. Commented Nov 24, 2023 at 12:29
  • a workaround I used, lacking a windows 7 program, was to make a digitalocean VPS eg ubuntu and do unix.stackexchange.com/questions/301318/…
    – barlop
    Commented Nov 25, 2023 at 21:21

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From GUI apps, Calibre can convert PDFs to RTFs decently, but not perfectly - which is to be expected as conversion from PDF is usually more or less lossy. Earlier versions - < 3.48 - work on Windows 7 from what I see, but might have worse support for conversion than current versions.

Other than that, I wouldn't expect wonders for system that has been out of maintenance for a while now.

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