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   Accessing Excel through a PDF File
Word and PDF files go together like peanut butter and jelly. (How's that for a metaphor?) If you create PDF files from your Word documents, you may wonder why you can no longer access your embedded Excel workbooks in the target PDF. The answer has to do with the nature of PDF files and how you go about creating them.

   Converting PDF to Word Documents
One way that documents are commonly shared with others is in the form of a PDF file. Getting information from a PDF file back into a Word format can be a challenge, however.

   Hyperlinks to PDF Files Won't Open
If you have a document that contains hyperlinks to a PDF file, it is possible that the links may not open the PDF file properly. The solution may be to upgrade your version of Adobe Reader, as described in this tip.

   Processing Information Pasted from a PDF File
When pasting information copied from a PDF file, you can end up with a paragraph for each line of the original document. It would be much better to process the information to remove the extra paragraph breaks prior to pasting. This tip provides a macro you can use to do just that.

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