updated 10:40 am EDT, Thu June 16, 2005
Recosoft has released ($60), a new plug-in for Microsoft Word X/2004 that directly opens and converts PDF documents into fully editable Microsoft Word files. The release of PDF2Office Personal 2.0 for Mac OS X "delivers cost effective, direct PDF to Word file format conversion for the Macintosh platform." Recosoft says PDF2Office Personal is the first cross-platform PDF to Word conversion solution offering integration with both Macintosh and Windows versions of Microsoft Word. PDF2Office Personal v2.0 recreates the original construction and layout of the document -- forming paragraphs; applying styles; regrouping independent graphic elements; extracting images; creating tables; and processing headers/footers, endnotes/footnotes and columns/sections, all automatically -- without any manual intervention.