Date of Article: 2014-03-17
Source of Article: Tech Republic.
Susan Harkins gives us a good review of this new and welcome capability of Word 2013. It's one of the things that has me considering a subscription.
Like her I suspect that importing PDFs into Word will improve with time. A similar problem exists when converting from Word to Open/Libre Office's format or back. This too has got better with time as will PDF conversion. Back in the day when my company was split between Word, Word Perfect, and dedicated word processing machines this was a major problem and conversions were provided by fairly expensive programs that were also not perfect but better than nothing.
I also expect that the PDF format will eventually include a spec to provide an indication if a scanned document has been modified to support using it for document archival purposes. It already has provisions for making a PDF read only with a password required to modify.