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Giveaway of the day — Lighten PDF to Word Converter 4.0.0

Convert PDF to well-formatted Microsoft Word (.docx, .doc, .txt).
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 126 (79%) 33 (21%) 72 comments

Lighten PDF to Word Converter 4.0.0 was available as a giveaway on March 10, 2016!

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With Lighten PDF to Word Converter, you can convert PDF to well-formatted Microsoft Word (.docx, .doc, .txt). Move all the content from PDF to Word without spending lots of time retyping or copy-paste job.

Key features:

  • Output Word document preserving original graphics, tables, text content, layouts of the PDF file;
  • Advanced table and paragraph detection, editing the output Word document easily;
  • Lets you import and convert as many PDFs as you want or convert particular pages;
  • Built-in PDF Reader is a good way to view a batch of PDFs within the app.;
  • Supports PDF file with copying and printing restrictions.

Please note: Giveaway version does not support free upgrades. Enjoy lifetime free upgrades and tech support for only $4.99. Get it now!

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System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor: 2GHz; RAM: 1G

Publisher:

Lighten Software

Homepage:

http://www.lightenpdf.com/pdf-to-word-converter.html

File Size:

11 MB

Price:

$29.99

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Just gave it a try on 6 files .. worked great! Maybe the best yet!

Reply   |   Comment by Harold  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

It works! I've tried quite a few of GAOTD PDF to Word conversion programs and they all fail somehow. This one works. Thank you Lighten Software and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dean
Update... I liked this so much I decided to pay the $4.99 to get the lifetime upgrades.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Program looks like it may install but nothing happens. Win7 Ultimate 64 bit, plenty of memory. It doesn't even show as an installed program in the Control Panel/Programs. Emailed support at 'support@lightenpdf.com' with no reply. Too ad, it looked like a program which may work if it could install itself. I even tried it after rebooting and stopping all antivirus and firewall processes.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Congratulations to the publishers for coming on here and answering questions.

Far too few do so, and these people show a real customer service ethic.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Stephen
Thanks Stephen, customer satisfaction is our main priority. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I emailed them with my problem and they responded very quick to a solution. Now it works! Looks like a great program!

Reply   |   Comment by Saly  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Download didn't work for me. I followed instructions from Read Me and when I opened the .exe file, it prompted me to download Software Informer, so I did. After that, the only option it gives me is to close the .exe part that I opened. I really hope this can be fixed, seems like a great download. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Saly  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Also, the .gcd file doesn't open for me. I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by Saly  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Saly In case you've come back here to see if anyone has responded: in this case, the popup box - Software Informer - contained the Registration name and Registration key to be used in order to register the program. Just minimize, or close, that box (after noting the Registration info). You do not download Software Informer.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Saly The .gcd file is only included because it is used by GotD to activate the program. Do not 'open' it! If there's a readme file, read it first, as it will always tell you what you need to do, and it always states to leave the .gcd file alone . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Horrible conversion. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Nighthawk50  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Nighthawk50
Would it be possible to send us the PDF so we may look into this further? Thanks!
Support email: support@lightenpdf.com

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Wow, lately we have had a few of these, and I always throw the same, highly formatted, 106 page (actually twice that big, 2 pages of the book on each PDF page). This accomplished in 15 or so seconds what some of the other "converters" either won't do or can't do properly. This did a great job, I will probably be paying the $4.99 for this one, it is a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I tried to convert 40 page pdf document to docx format, but none of the pages were converted.
Next, I tried to convert the same document to doc format. This time I obtained a slightly better result: 3 pages were converted out of 40.
And yes, I did register the program before attempting to make the conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I just noticed that the program has some problems converting non-standard fonts. It does some idiosyncratic things with the font conversion: Algerian becomes TimesNewRoman (ok), and some italic curly font---like BlackAdder--was completely jumbled. But, compared to most of the other translaters, this is pretty minor.

Reply   |   Comment by MAJ  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

MAJ
Hi, thanks for the feedback. If the font is not available in system font book, or not supported by Word, the app will use a predefined font such as ‘Times New Roman’, or the closest match instead of the original fonts. This article explains the font issue: http://www.lightenpdf.com/faq/pdf-converter-font-issue.html

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Lighten Software Support
I cannot install PDF to Word converter. My error msg under Win 8.1:

"Compress (zipped) Folders Error: Windows cannot fcomplete the extraction.
The destinatioin file could not be created."

TY for any help.

Reply   |   Comment by David Levitt  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've tried almost every pdf-to-doc application that GAOTD has offered and I must admit that I'm very satisfied with this one...the tables were rendered appropriately, no spelling/ocr problems that I can see---foreign names are rendered properly, and the graphic headers are displayed correctly and in the correct place on the page. AND it produces a .docx document!
I may even pay for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by MAJ  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Installation worked fine for me (Win7 Pro 64-bit machine) using the "email me a download link" option.

I converted two documents. One that I'd scanned came out as an uneditable image. That's what happened all the previous PDF converters I've tried. The second image, which started as a Word doc, came through nicely -- a huge improvement over other converters. The formatting was far from perfect -- lots of Section Breaks and some font changes. But I can work around that.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Downloaded to Windows 10 64 bit no problem, tested on text file worked great thanks .

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There are several minor user-interface annoyances (e.g., why can't we resize the window from any edge?), but the conversion from PDF to docx was, in my testing, the best I've encountered, at least for getting the layout right, of all the products that claim to do that. So thumbs up overall.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Ron
In case anyone cares, a few more of those user-interface annoyances: Why do the tool tips take so long to show when I hover over the little icons at the top? (And I'd prefer to see words instead of, or in addition to, icons.) Scrolling through a PDF is slow. I didn't see a Preferences menu. And having a fit-to-window choice for document viewing size (not just zoom in/out) would be nice. The font choices in the converted document are often not a good match (but that's secondary to the layout retention, which is by far the best I've seen).

On the plus side, thank you for supporting drag-and-drop ... and THANK YOU for making this free today!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ron
Hi, thanks for your feedback and suggestions. We will try to improve the UI to make it more user-friendly in next version. About the PDF reader within the app, it is designed for better conversion quality. You can mark table or graphic areas within it, this is its main purpose, we will also try to optimized it for better reading experience. About the font issue, we will add a function to let user select a preferred font used in output file. :) If you have any further suggestions, please feel free to let us know via support@lightenpdf.com

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed and registered easily on Windows 10, 64bit. I use Open Office, latest version 4.1.2 My music program uses pdf files for the lyrics. I tried converting a single page song (lyrics). My conversion put 2 to 4 words on a page. Was looking for an easy correction method. Now I have to write out the lyrics in Open Office, convert to pdf and then install the pdf in my music program. I can annotate the pdf, but if I wish to make a lyric correction I have to go back to the original word doc. & start the process over again.....so this program doesn't help me. Thanks for the offer

Reply   |   Comment by Dewey  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I am using Windows 10 and CANNOT get it to open or run. Help!!!! Please

Reply   |   Comment by Dixon  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ok I did a screen shot of this page, captured as PDF opened it and got a request to upgrade PDF to word. So I guess not.


The review stands, it is impressive for layered PDF, unknown for flat pdf. It does what it says quite well.

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Very impressive! on a document which has embedded text - output from a application.

fast and accurate - images - hyperlinks - text etc.

Testing it on a scanned PDF or locked pdf - will need to wait. does anyone have those results of a single layer PDF?

Reply   |   Comment by Spam Sorenson  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Greetings

I've installed the Lighten Lighten PDF Converter which is the GOTD special of the day.

When I try to convert a 231 pgs PDF file all it converts is 3 pages and I get the message between ****:

I tried to register using the GOTD Registration key but it wasn't accepted. Would this be the reason I can only convert 3 pages?

What do I have to do to convert the whole document?

What would the $4.99 offer do that the GOTD offer is supposed to do?

Awaiting your reply


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Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Reg
Yes, the reason you can only covert 3 pages is because you didn't register the program.
And as stated above.. " Please note: Giveaway version does not support free upgrades. Enjoy lifetime free upgrades and tech support for only $4.99."

Reply   |   Comment by Maverick  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Will this software work work with WPS. WPS will interact with Microsoft word etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jim
Hi, the app is optimized for Microsoft Word, it will output .docx or .doc. If you open the output file with WPS or other word processor apps, unsupported elements may not be fully compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Anyone else having issues where it won't install? I get a activated popup but the daft thing won't actually install and it goes to a webpage for GOTD "Sucessfully activated so what's next". I tried downloading the program from the developers site, and while that installed, the activation name/key given with the GOTD package won't work. Ah well looked like a good program. And this is not the first time I couldn't install something from GOTD and had to pass. :/

Reply   |   Comment by DB  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

DB
Hi, thanks for the feedback. The website version won't accept the GOTD key. Would you please contact us via support@lightenpdf.com ? We'd like to figure it out and help. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Yes, I'm having the same problem. Emailed their support group but haven't heard anything back. I have Win7x64. Haven't tried downloading from the developer's site, since the code doesn't work with that copy. Hoping for a fix. Sounds like a good program.

Reply   |   Comment by Rogan  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rogan
I emailed them at the address posted above and they got back to me and there was a fix. If you didn't email them I suggest doing that and giving them a little time. They are very good on support. I am very impressed with them.

Reply   |   Comment by DB  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Lighten Software Support
me too.

Reply   |   Comment by sawa  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

DB They got back to me and had me download from their site, and supplied a different code. Looks like it installed correctly. Good support!

Reply   |   Comment by Rogan  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Is there a version for Mac?

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Charles
Hello, the app has Mac version.
http://www.lightenpdf.com/pdf-to-word-converter-mac.html

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I agree. This does actually work. Just tried it on document that I had tried to convert using Word and Soda PDF (which I think was also a good giveaway) and this did a much better job.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

For me the software has one big black mark against it - it can't handle mathematical formulae at all - it shows the Latin letters in the formula, the rest is just a lot of small rectangles.

Still, it's good enough that I accepted the company's reduced price offer and bought it - everything else really is nearly a 1 : 1 translation.

Reply   |   Comment by Jochen K.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Jochen K.
Hi, thanks for the feedback. Formulae is too complicated, it's difficult to create mathematical formulae in Word. If the PDF was created by LaTeX, currently the app is not able to convert it properly, your understanding will be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Great and instant conversion from PDF to Word. Keeps the same layout in Word as a PDF. Cool. I recommend to all. Thanks for the gift Giveaway of the Day!

Reply   |   Comment by Ryszard Wojdowski  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I downloaded, installed, and tried it. It took a complicated PDF with pictures and charts and gave me a plain text file as requested. Text was clean and formatted better than if i had done it manually. Ordered the updates for $5. This is a bargain for software that actually works. I also like the way the authors answer the requests here so fast. I have no questions. It just, plain works. Period.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Looks like a pretty darn good software: conversion speed was excellent and it turned out to preserve tables pretty well.
Thumbs UP!
Those who are looking for OCR can try this free alternative:

http://www.ocrtoword.com/index.php

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Does this support right-to-left formatting (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.)?

This is critical for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael D.  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Michael D.
Hi, currently the app doesn't support right-to-left formatting, we will try to find a solution. Thanks for your feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Worked well on a couple of PDF’s of mixed text and graphics, also converted quite rapidly.

Unsure as whether to post this or not as since the interface became more suitable for mobile the ratio of yes to no’s has decreased dramatically.
Instead of just pressing a no, possibly supplying a critique of the comment would be more useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I tried the program, but got garbage. I then converted the word file to .txt, and got good text. But this was not what I exptected, and the Contents page was not in the same format. No good, alas.

Reply   |   Comment by Carola Bootes  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Carola Bootes
Would it be possible to send us the PDF so we may look into this further?
Support email: support@lightenpdf.com

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I take it that this version doesn't have OCR.

Reply   |   Comment by Belladonna  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

The PDF I used to test this out was a book. In the PDF, the Table of Contents has links that jump to any chapter you click on. In using this converter program, those links are lost.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

CJ Cotter
Thanks for your feedback, it is technically possible to keep the links in Table of Contents, will try to add this in version 5.0.0. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Lighten Software Support
I was happy with everything else; the conversion output was great. Is there someplace where I can get on your email list to notify me when Version 5 is available?

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

CJ Cotter
Pop-up window will appear when new version available, or you can check for update in the app.

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

WinXP32
Ran a fairly complex PDF through it - graphics etc (but no tables).
15 pages.
Result was perfect same (layout/quality/fonts) as the original pdf
Very promising so far - unlike many others tried over the years.
Note they are also offering us a free copy of
PDF Password Remover
and good prices for GOTD members on all their products.
The full house one (PDF CONVERTER OCR) at $15 as mentioned seems fair value if trials work out okay. (http://www.lightenpdf.com/free-pdf-to-word.html)
Thanks to GOTD and the software house of the day.

Reply   |   Comment by JB-XPforever  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Windows 10. Very smooth install and register. Very easy to use. Very small mis-alignments when converting to .doc - In a couple of tables the text is over the border rather than in the box
So a keeper.
Maybe not to do with todays but the developer might be interested. I have a folder with loads of links to varius pdf converters mainly from GAOTD. When I need to convert I start at the first program and if success thats it. If not sucess I uninstall the unsucessful program then move on to the next. Its all about productivity.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

David Murphy
Wow. I do the same thing David. I figure one day we'll find the ultimate in converters. You are right. It's all about productivity.

Reply   |   Comment by LisaP  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I like to see a company realize the value in offering other products at a discount during a GOTD promotion. Why let all of these eyeballs go to waste. I'm going to play with the trial of their All-in-1 PDF Converter OCR. If it measures up, $15 seems very reasonable.

Reply   |   Comment by goo  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Hi, thanks for your feedback. Trial version of PDF Converter OCR is available on our official website. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

goo
Well look at that. Down votes for what exactly? We don't want to encourage companies to offer us big discounts on their other products?
I came back to give a brief review but was reminded why I rarely post comments here anymore.
So I'll just keep it brief: All-in1 PDF Converter OCR worked pretty well, not perfect on every test I did, but good enough for my needs, so I bought it.
Thank you Lighten Software and GOTD for today's deal(s)!

Reply   |   Comment by goo  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I tried to order All in One, but paypal wants $18 instead of 15 :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Jana  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Jana
Hello, if you are from EU countries, the price contains VAT. Now VAT is included in the defined price, please try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Lighten Software Support  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

On their website 'Version 4.0.0 File Size: 6.36MB' and here 'File Size: 11 MB'
The giveaway wrapper consumes 5MB. btw nice GAOTD. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Dharnish  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
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