Using Power PDF - the following is how to disable Auto-Numbering when converting a PDF with a numbered list to a MS Word Document.
This is the way to disable Auto-numbering in the conversion:
The user can switch off Auto Numbers by using the "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\PDF\PDFConv.ini" file.
If it contains this line: "AutoNumbers = false". it disables the searching of auto numbers.
If this file does not exist, create it in notepad.
A sample is attached.