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Extract data from scanned forms

Learn how to quickly extract data from static images of forms into Excel

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PDFelement 6 Professional changes the way people work with forms. Its new data extraction technology accurately extracts information locked in scanned images into a single actionable Excel file. This eliminates manual data entry costs and errors, and boosts your form productivity by over 90 percent.

Learning Materials

Sample forms to practice with:


PDFelement helps you set up a form template to automate extraction of information from identical forms.



Open a copy of your scanned form

1 In the Quick Start Menu, click create PDF.

2 Select a copy of your scanned form.

Run the data extraction tool

3 Click the form data extraction tool inside the form section.

4 Select extract data from scanned PDF.

Identify form fields

5 Trace text fields with your mouse to create a form template.

6 Set unique text field properties (like name) in the right-hand menu.

7 Save settings.

Add forms you want to process

8 Using the add button, upload the identical scanned forms you wish to extract from.

Extract Data

9 Start the data extraction tool.

10 Click the finished button to jump to your .CSV Excel output file.

11 Verify entries.

And that’s it - You’re done!

Now you can start analysis, and you didn’t have to do all that typing.

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