Conversion from PDF to Word has never been a sure thing. There is nothing new going on here with tomes of prior discussions.
Fix? Go get the source. That PDF came from somewhere. Use the source document. PDFs are made so that folk read them. Not edit them. Your new to this folk will scream for a while till they get it.
I used Acrobat 8 to convert a pdf to Word 2003 (seems to be the only Word format available in this version of Acrobat) opened using Word 2007. Some of the pages are oriented differently from what they were originally (all protrait) and I can't seem to change individual page orientation. An MS help forum seemed to indicate that selecting all the text on the page would let me, but, the Page layout ribbon is inactive (it's there, I just can't click on any of the options). I've also tried converting to rtf with the same result.
I should preface this by saying what I'm ultimately trying to do is convert a pdf to Word (or other format) that will allow me to edit it while jumping through as few hoops as possible.
Thanks in advance!