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PDF to Word Converter

I'm looking for a software, which is able to convert a pdf document into a docx file. I know there is Adobe Acrobat Professional which does a good job concerning this. The drawback is that it costs ...
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A version control for Word

I work in a small office inside a University and I'm in charge of the physical documents for the students like guides, questionnaire and so on. We have 10-15 students a year that work with us to get ...
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Microsoft office viewer on Linux

I am working in a big non-private hospital where we want to convert to open-source starting with office/productivity software and then installing Linux. Microsoft is all over and even if we could ...
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PHP verify .doc/.docx document respects template

I am now writing a PHP web application which manages theses and I only have one problem left: I have to verify if the submitted document respects a given format/template (e.g. LNCS). Could you suggest ...
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Generate Microsoft Word documents from plain text + style definition

I have to generate a Microsoft Word document (many, but all of them using the same template). I would like to generate it in the same way in which I generate PDF documents from LaTeX sources, i.e. ...
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Search a collection of Word and PDF files

I'm a recipe gatherer with an elaborate electric filing system who needs to make some improvements on how I search. Right now, my filing system works as everything is categorized by recipe types such ...
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Library for converting Microsoft .doc to .docx in Python

I need to convert .doc files to .docx within my code itself . I have done it using comtypes.client but this library basically requires Windows and Microsoft Word to be installed . What would be the ...
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IDE-like software for writing plain-English documents

I am looking for a software to write documents with features similar to IDEs for developers, but that would be optimized for writing documents in plain English. For instance: Completion: if I start ...
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Combine/merge separate Word docs into larger Doc?

I've got to produce a quite a few documents (perhaps 16 or so). The documents share a number standard sections. For example, each document will have a common Introduction, and each will include a ...
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Firefox or Chrome plugin to open Word Online files in LibreOffice on Linux?

So, I'm working on Word Online, and I want to be able to open the .docx files in LibreOffice on Linux while still storing them in my OneDrive. When I go to hit the "Open in Word" button, it tells me ...
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Convert Microsoft Word to PDF of minimal file size

I am aware of some Microsoft Word to PDF converters and have been using MS word itself to do this. But I am wondering if there's any conversion tool that produces the PDF files as small in file size ...
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A simple clean alternative to Microsoft Word

I'm looking for a light and simple alternative to Microsoft Word. My requirements: Fast (loads in 2/3 seconds on i7 machine) Free or less than $10 Clean Modern Design (I don't need many options) ...
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Microsoft Word to PDF Converter

I am looking for a freeware to convert Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) to PDF. It would be nice to use this without installation. I would like it to run on Windows and do not want any online ...
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What is the state of generating Word documents in 2021? (Language agnostic)

Okay, so this is a pretty generic and vague question, so please let me elaborate. We have a large codebase which we are splitting up the past years to more individual self-contained libraries. One of ...
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Program to search for word repetitions in Word documents

I have a rather large document containing a lot of text, so I am seeking for a tool automating the process of finding word repetitions. Requirements Find word repetitions (which, for example, occur ...
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interfacing markup/git with Word for document collaboration

summary partner A: underling, coder, Linux and FLOSS user, lives in text editor and web browser, accustomed to collaborating using git repos (local and online) and online-repo-supported markup. ...
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Software for in-place editing of the PNG image in Microsoft Word

What is a good software for in-place editing of the PNG image in Microsoft Word? Need to remove text lines in 50 figures in my CS thesis. Can't do it with Photoshop without cutting it from Word ...
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Need a word processor to work with Microsoft Word documents

My wife needs to work with Microsoft Word documents. No fancy tricks needed, she just needs to edit some text in pre-formatted Word documents. But the documents come as Word documents and need to be ...
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Looking for software: create, manage, export manuals

I'm creating manuals for several, related industrial products - some have common chapters that I need to link, not duplicate (to make updating feasable) What I need (functionality): a GUI local ...
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Critical editing software

I’m looking for a program, compatible with Windows 10, that has an option to input two (+) different series of footnotes, e.g. one would contain comparative texts and another would contain notes. ...
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Looking for a free for commercial use or open source .net library for pdf to docx conversion

I've got a project that involves reading pdf files and it is turning out to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Is there a library I can use to convert the pdf to docx so I can use the OpenXml ...
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Word add-in for frequently used comments

I have a lot of documents that I must comment on. The documents come to be in Word (.doc or .docx) format and I often type in the same comments again and again. What I mean by this is that 95% of the ...
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Extract bitmaps from Word documents

Some people can't be convinced to send screenshots as pictures. Instead they paste the screenshots into a Word document and send that document. It is possible to right click a bitmap in Word and ...
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software that can edit text and have good graphics layout tools

I'm helping some colleagues design some 8.5x11 signs, I've done these in Illustrator and exported as PDF. Problem is my colleagues don't have Illustrator nor Adobe Acrobat, but they need to be able to ...
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full free library that reads doc .net 2.0

I've searched a lot for a full free library that reads doc files without office being installed I've tried NetOffice and it used interop and needs installed office I've tried Free Spire.Net and it's ...
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Lightweight Reader for Microsoft Word Documents

I am looking for a document reader that can open Microsoft Word documents for reading. I am using Mac OSX. Features I want include: Loads very quickly. I would prefer it if the program opens almost ...
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Convert excel formula to human readable formulas - macOS

Is there any free software which can convert excel formulas to human readable format as shown below? (for macOS) Reason: I'm fed up of writing long formulas one character at a time in the microsoft ...
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Alternative to MS Excel for non-calculating (text & images) tables

In my company and in probably thousands of other companies, Excel is misused for word processing (creation of tables containing mainly text, for example project plans and lists of all sorts), ...
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Ingesting word documents into internal systems [closed]

Current Problem: We have a vendor that provides us with a bill of lading in the form of a word document via email, and we are looking to ingest this information into our SQL Server database. I've done ...
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Print identifier on printed document

I have many printed documents (several thousands) and want to print unique numeric identifiers on them. The identifiers should either be generated by a special algorithm (ex. Damm or Verhoeff), or ...
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A virtual printer that will print onto a design and then save to computer on Windows

I'm after a piece of software that will show up as a virtual printer (for example how XPS printer shows in Windows in the print dialog) when selected and printed from, it overlays the print content ...
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Batch Document Creation [closed]

I draft letters that have the same basic language but with a few variations for 50+ people (e.g. name; bill amount etc). I edit these manually and feel that there must be an easier/more automated way ...
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Tool to edit MS word document via web application and process via server

Has anyone used or are using a web-based tool that can edit word documents that has a library/SDK so I can use it within my application? Essentially I need Office365 Word within my application. I ...
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Word: tool to convert numeric string to heading style

I received a text-only file which has the heading text, including the section numbers like "4.5.6.12". Is there a tool (or macro) for Microsoft Word or for RTF text that can count how many levels ...
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Microsoft Word Add-in to automatically copy to clipboard anything I select

I am looking for a Microsoft Word Add-in that can automatically copy to clipboard anything I select some text in Microsoft Word. Just like Auto Copy in Chrome. If possible, it should work for ...
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Searching for text within a word document

I hope someone can help me with this. I have been searching for days trying to find a way to extract some text from a word document and update the document with some other text. This is not your ...
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Any light software to view doc, docx and ppt with easy on Win10?

MS Office, LibreOffice are too heavy and require a few moments to launch. Is there any program starting and responding very quickly?
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Report generating tool for Microsoft Word (team-based)

The Problem I work with a team of people where we frequently generate reports specific to clients, regions, and topics. Each time we begin a new report, we open up several older reports which cover ...
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Software to Extract and Organize text from Docx

I have an influx of reports coming at me, and I need to extract some of the data and put it into a better format(an excel worksheet.) The reports come in docx or pdf and look something like this. ...
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Software which uses Word documents in my web app/ website

I need a way for my website to be able to read (use) Word files and Mail Merge the fields in it with data from my website. The documents will be letters and cheques. Ideally I would have the Word ...
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PDF or HTML form into Database (or Excel) then Merge into Pre-formatted Word Doc

I have been searching for an answer to this problem for literally years. I am not a full programmer, but have had previous experience. I have tried to hire people to do this with little success. I ...
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How to auto-populate a Word document based on user inputs?

The problem. Our company has various statement of work which they use before submitting a proposal. These statement of work are stored in a company share point site. A lot of these statements of work ...
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Free / Open source precise PDF to Word conversion software?

I'm trying to convert from PDF to MS Word. I've tried several online convertion, desktop programs like Nitro, ilovepdf, sejda, soda, Abby trial. I found that with most of them, several words are ...
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Set form field value of MS Word document in PHP

I have a word template file where i defined some form fields. I want to update the value of these form fields programmatically using PHP. I did some R&D and find the phpWord library but its does ...
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Linux word processor with good inline Word formula support

Is there a word processor for Linux, specifically Ubuntu, which has excellent support for Word equations in existing docx documents? LibreOffice supports viewing and editing equations, but the ...
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System that allows me to create a form that users can fill to assemble Word/Excel files

I am being tasked with creating a form (I work as an Engineer), a bit like an Excel spreadsheet where the output will be a list of "Part numbers". I would like to be able to create a form, that has ...
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Is there a form-filling application or Macro that can work on MS Word documents?

When I do job applications online, I use Lastpass to do the dumb stuff like enter my name. Is there any way I can do this for MS Word based forms? It wouldn't have to be that smart, just know that ...
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Office Word reader (viewer, previewer) for Mac OS

Is there a reader that can open all Word formats and can also remember last used settings when closed? This one is important because Mac's native preview software always opens on half the screen (...
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Word-compatible (DOCX) software able to open references

I'm trying to find an alternative to Microsoft Word software, able to open and save directly docx files. I already know that the common choice is OpenOffice/LibreOffice writer, but I'm not very ...
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Software for daily report in work environment

Currently I'm using MS Word 2013 for daily reporting in work place. The data in report files is a combination of freeform text, tabular information, graphics, and so on. Report file contains lots of ...
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