Flash Brochure Free PDF to Word is a simple tool for batch converting PDF files to Microsoft Word's DOC format. Which sounded like a great idea to us - but the reality was a little different.

Simple and text-only PDF files were generally processed very well. The conversion process wasn't always quick, but the results were acceptable and ready for immediate editing.

If the source PDF contained images or more advanced formatting, though, it was usually a very different story. Pictures sometimes didn't make it through to the finished DOC file, and what did survive was often formatted very confusingly, so for instance we might have a block of text placed over the middle of one image, another image positioned almost entirely off the page, and so on.

Maybe we were unlucky in our choice of source documents. If so - or you only have very simple files to convert in the first place - then there's certainly a lot of flexibility here. Flash Brochure Free PDF to Word can convert single documents, multiple files or entire folders, for instance. A Hot Directories mode will set the program monitoring your chosen folder, automatically converting new PDF files to DOCs as they arrive. And there's even command line support, so you can use the program within your own scripts.

Just don't expect too much, because in our experience the Flash Brochure Free PDF to Word conversion engine doesn't have the power to handle anything more than the most basic of documents.


It looks good and offers lots of conversion modes and options, but unfortunately Flash Brochure Free PDF to Word could only accurately convert the most basic of PDF files.