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How to Convert PDF to Excel Accurately

It’s easy to use Adobe Acrobat to convert PDF to Excel. Open a PDF file > select an Excel table>Export Selection as Excel Workbook (.*xlsx).

Emma Shaw
Posted by Emma Shaw | @Emma Shaw | Category: PDF Converting Tips
Published: Jul 15,2015 15:17 pm / Updated: Aug 03,2015 9:12 am

When converting PDF to Excel is mentioned, you might think of using Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat lets users convert PDF to Excel by saving PDF files as Microsoft Excel workbooks. Because of its fame in business world, its price is a little bit high. If you're looking for an economical way or an Adobe Acrobat alternative to convert PDF files to Excel, try one of the following solutions.

Here a desktop and online PDF to Excel converter are introduced to you. Compared with solution 2, solution 1 is able to convert almost any native PDF file to Excel workbooks with a faster speed. There is no requirement for file size and network. Solution 2 only works when the network is stable and the file size is under 10 MB. And only one PDF file is converted each time.

Solution 01 Convert PDF to Excel with the desktop PDF to Excel Converter (fast & easy-to-use)

The desktop PDF to Excel Converter we're going to use is Wondershare PDF Editor. It's not as famous as Adobe Acrobat, but it's a professional PDF to Excel converting tool as well. With it, only 2 steps, you'll convert a PDF file to Microsoft Excel spreadsheet successfully.

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Step 1: Download the PDF to Excel Converter

Both Windows version (Wondershare PDF Editor) and Mac version (Wondershare PDF Editor Pro for Mac) are available. Click Download to get the right one for your computer. After downloading, install and launch it. Blow we focus on how to convert PDF to Excel with Wondershare PDF Editor (Windows). For Mac users, get the app installed on your Mac and you'll know to run it the moment you launch it.


Step 2: Convert PDF to Excel in a second

On Windows PDF to Excel Converter, click the OPEN button to open the PDF you're going to convert to editable Excel spreadsheets. And then click the Convert Menu on the main interface to reveal the converting options. Click "To Excel" to select To Excel (.*xlsx) or To Excel 2003 as the output format. When a pop-up appears, set a path to save the output Excel documents. 

Note: See Setting in the Convert menu? Click it, you can set your perference for the output Excel documents: "Each page into a single Excel sheet" or "Combine all pages into a single Excel sheet".

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Compared with Adobe Acrobat, Wondershare PDF Editor is much cheaper. It only costs you 1/3 that of Adobe Acrobat. Besides, it is a complete PDF solution. It lets you create, edit, convert PDF files, fill out, edit and sign PDF forms. It empowers you to convert scanned PDF to Excel as well when you enable the OCR Plugin.

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Solution 02 Convert PDF to Excel with an online PDF to Excel converter (FREE)

Besides using a desktop tool to convert PDF to Excel, you can also try online PDF to Excel converters. In the following, I've put Wondershare PDF to Excel Online Converter here for you to try. It's freeware.

Step 1. Upload a PDF file or copy and paste the URL of an online PDF file in the box.

Step 2. Select the output Excel you need and click the convert button to begin the PDF to Excel conversion.


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