Any way to maintain layout of original files (e.g. graphics and tables from word or pdf) in output file?

I am sure that everybody knows this problem: you get a Word or Pdf original and the arrangement or layout of the text is messed up because your target sentences are longer than the text blocks or columns provided by the original document, so line breaks are inserted. Page headings are also misplaced some times.

Is there an App or trick or anything that can be done to solve this problem?

Cheers,

Miguel