Few days back we reviewed a free online website that allows you to convert PDF files to Word. Yet another website that offers you similar features is PDFConverter.com.
Just confronted a very cool web service that allows you to convert scanned documents to text. OCRTerminal is an online Optical Character Recognition scan to text converter which basically tried to preserve the original formatting of the documents. Currently this service allows you to scan up to 30 scanned images per day and allows you to convert from JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF image formats into TXT, DOC, RTF text documents.
Using Adobe Reader has been the traditional method of viewing PDFs, can't blame them since they are after all the main folks behind the PDF revolution. However, one complain that everyone has had wrt Adobe Reader has been its massive load time. I will admit that the latest version, 8, does load extremely quickly.