convert pdf file to word or jpeg for emailing

Asked by brenda on 2010-11-06

after downloading forms to the linux based computer, they automatically are .pdf format and many recipients are window users and can not open the attachments. I would like to somehow resolve this. Please Help!

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

Can you describe which forms you are downloading? This seems like two separate problems -- windows users should be able to open any of these formats. (PDF/Doc/jpeg). PDF is a "publication format" and is generally regarded as a one-way trip you can go doc->PDF but not the other way around.

Are you sending the emails from your gmail account?

brenda (bgermain876) said : #2

at the girlscout website, i download forms to fill out and would like to
send them. I can download, open and fill them out. after they are sent,
recipients get it, but not filled out. I will attach the form for you to
see. my computer is linux and we have ubuntu software. and yes, i am using
attachment from gmail

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> separate problems -- windows users should be able to open any of these
> formats. (PDF/Doc/jpeg). PDF is a "publication format" and is generally
> regarded as a one-way trip you can go doc->PDF but not the other way
> around.
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> Are you sending the emails from your gmail account?
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mycae (mycae) said : #3

Hi Brenda,

Unfortunately launchpad does not support attachments. Can you post a link? Some PDFs can be marked to disallow saving of contents, in order to force the user to print the contents instead.

You can try, instead of simply saving the PDF, using the "print to file" option instead, in order to work around any possible "must print" problem

brenda (bgermain876) said : #4

thaank you for your help. I really need someone to come in and show me. this
attachment is showing up in google docs and I've downloaded it soooo many
times, I sent it and am hoping for the best, wont know til monday, and then
I'll just hand deliver if it doesnt work out. again, thank you for your
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On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:59 AM, mycae <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> Your question #132855 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/132855
>
> mycae posted a new comment:
> Hi Brenda,
>
> Unfortunately launchpad does not support attachments. Can you post a
> link? Some PDFs can be marked to disallow saving of contents, in order
> to force the user to print the contents instead.
>
> You can try, instead of simply saving the PDF, using the "print to file"
> option instead, in order to work around any possible "must print"
> problem
>
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> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #5

hi brenda,

i had a similar prolem before. do they have the latest version of acrobat reader?

although it's supposed to be a standard, it really isn't.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #6

oh. i just remembered how i made it work. you have to enable view comments in acrobat reader to see the filled in data. sounds stupid, doesn't it.

there's a pdf to jpg program on sourceforge.net

http://sourceforge.net/projects/imageprinter/

it's for windoze, but you might be able to run it under wine.

JonyGreen (jonygreen) said : #7

i find a free online pdf converter, it can convert pdf to editable microsoft word(http://www.online-code.net/pdf-to-word.html) and convert pdf to jpg(http://www.online-code.net/pdf-to-image.html) free online.

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