Add spaces in Microsoft Word document

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I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm stumped and I need help urgently. I copied and pasted a document (that has over 200 pages) from a PDF to Microsoft Word. When I pasted it into Word, all of the spacing is completely gone. I have to submit this paper in by tomorrow. How can I get all of the spacing back?

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Try opening the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click FILE the select SAVE AS and select TXT. You may still have a bit of formatting to correct or look for an online converter like this one PDFtoWord

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  • TheRealRaven
    Copying such a large PDF into Word seems like a very unlikely step in the creation of a paper on deadline, but I suppose it's somewhat plausible.

    Unfortunately, PDFs aren't guaranteed to have spacing nor positioning relationships that match up with any related Word documents; they're really only intended to display and print consistently from device to device. Converting to a different type of document removes any assurances of consistency.

    There might be utilities that attempt to translate the PDF control language in the file into a visually matching format for Word or other word processing format. But the degree of success also depends on what created the PDF file, especially on how well it implemented the PDF standards.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    What did it mean all spaces are gone? Is the words pasted as together that is there is no space in between all of the words and they joined each other? Or if there are kind of symbol(s) in between the words? If there is symbol instead of space, you can replace them with MS Word's Find & Replace option. Or you can try another PDF viewer/utility instead of current one and check if it helps.
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  • ToddN2000
    I am assuming the spacing you are referring to is the formatting like line spacing and paragraphs. I have yet to find something that works 100% but we used a program called ScanSoft PDF converter. You get get a trial version of the software here
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  • Rylan08
    You Can use Google Drive:

    Follow these simple steps to convert and extract text from PDFs:

    Step 1. Go to Google Drive settings.

    Step 2. Select the option to make a Google Docs Format of your file. You must select “Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor Format”.

    Once file is uploaded, navigate back to your Home page where all the files are listed. By default your file will be at the top.

    Step 3. Now open your file, go to file menu on the tab and select Download as > Microsoft Word (docx).

    Another way, if you don’t want to change the upload settings – Simply upload the PDF file, right click and select “Open with > Google Docs”. The PDF file will no be editable which you can later download in Word docx format.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    One more thing, check the MS Word version that you are using now. Also you can try Libre Office/Open Office for the same purpose, while they are free to use.
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