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How to Convert PDF to CSV File Perfectly

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2024-05-22 13:36:15 • Filed to: PDF Converter • Proven solutions

If you need to manipulate or analyze data, you may feel the need to convert PDF to CSV format. This way, your data is preserved along with layouts, columns, formatting. You can carry out this conversion with a PDF to CSV converter. A desktop software solution is more recommendable since it can handle the conversion offline without uploading the files on the internet, especially if you need to convert PDF bank statements to CSV. If you are comfortable about uploading the PDF file online, you can use Google Docs to convert a PDF to CSV for free or use an online PDF to CSV converter.

Part 1. How to Safely Convert PDF to CSV Excel

Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor is a reliable PDF editor for converting PDF to CSV perfectly.

With PDFelement, you can get amazing results to convert PDF to CSV:

  • Partial and batch conversions. Partial conversion mode allows users to select PDF page ranges or pages from a PDF file for conversion. Batch conversion mode allows users to add up to 200 PDFs for conversion each time.
  • Flexible options for the output Excel. This tool provides two flexible options for the output Excel. Each PDF page can be converted into a separate sheet or all PDFs can be combined and converted into one sheet in an Excel document.
  • Get accurate results. You'll find the formatting of your Excel file matches your original PDF file. Your PDF files will be converted to high-quality CSV files that accurately match the original document.

In order to convert PDF to CSV,  you can follow the steps below.

Step 1. Select on "To Excel" to Convert PDF to CSV

Launch the PDFelement on your desktop. Since CSV is an Excel format, click on the "To Excel" button under the "Convert" tab.

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Step 2. Convert PDF to CSV

Now, the "Save as" window pops up. You can select a folder to save the converted file, and you can also rename the filename.  After that, you can click the "Save" button to start the PDF to CSV conversion.

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After converting, you can click the "Open" button to directly find the converted Excel file. Then, you need to open the Excel file and click the "File" > "Save As" button. Now, you can select a location to save the file, and in the "Save as" window, choose the CSV format in the "Save as type" drop-down box. Once done, click the "Save" button.

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Video on How to Convert PDF to CSV

By using this PDF to CSV Converter, you can achieve a smart conversion of PDFs to Excel files. With PDFelement, change the way you work and increase productivity and revenue for your company. You can convert PDF to CSV spreadsheets with accuracy. The tool also allows you to reuse data in Excel. This Windows tool can easily convert PDF documents with tables into Excel files without editing.

This video shows how to convert PDF to CSV, letting you know the detailed steps more directly and comprehensively, and you can also explore more videos about PDFelement from Wondershare Video Community.

Another PDF to CSV Converter

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro is another PDF to CSV software that can help you convert PDFs to CSV file. It can convert any format to PDF format and vice versa. It is not as versatile as PDFelement, but if you only need a PDF converter for changing PDF formats, this tool is right for you.

Step 1. Download Wondershare PDF Converter Pro, open it, and click "PDF to File" > "Add" to import the PDF files you need to convert. Or drag and drop the PDF file into the PDF to CSV converter.

Step 2. After adding a PDF file to this PDF to the CSV converter, choose the "Excel" option under the "Type" drop-down list, and choose the ".csv" option under the "Format" drop-down list. Click the "Convert" button to begin the conversion.

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Part 2. How to Convert PDF to CSV Free with Google Sheet

You can upload PDF files to Google Drive and save it as CSV by using Google Sheet. Note: This method won't work if your PDF file was created from a static image. You can use PDFelement to convert PDF to Excel with OCR. Also, for your information security, avoid uploading PDF files with sensitive information to Google and use an offline PDF to CSV converter instead.

To convert PDF to CSV via Google Sheet, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open Google Drive, click New > File upload and upload a PDF file.

Step 2. Then select the PDF and click Open with > Google Docs to open the file in Google Doc.

Step 3. Select the table and data in the PDF file and copy it using Ctrl + C.

Step 4. Create a new Google Sheets file, paste the PDF table into the sheet by using Ctrl + V.

Step 5. After that, click Download > CSV to save content from the PDF file as CSV.

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Part 3. How to Convert PDF to CSV Online Free

CDKM online PDF to CSV converter can convert a PDF file to CSV online for free. You can upload a local PDF file for converting or enter the URL of an online PDF file. Besides converting PDF to CSV, this online tool can also convert PDF to XLS, XLSX, and more. However, compared to using a desktop program like PDFelement, uploading your PDF file to an online website is not safe for your information.

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Part 4. What is CSV and How Is It Different from XLS/XLSX?

CSV is a plain text format to save tabular information into a delimited text file with extension .csv. CSV separates a series of values by comms. Meanwhile, Excel is a spreadsheet and holds information about all the worksheets in a workbook with .xls or .xlsx extension. Compared to Excel, CSV files are faster and smaller in size, however, you can't perform operations on data in CSV.

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