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Are you looking for an easy way to convert a scanned PDF to an editable Excel file? Documents are often scanned for easy storage, but this makes them impossible to edit. However, by converting a scanned PDF to excel you can regain editing capabilities. To convert a scanned PDF to Excel, a professional OCR PDF Converter is needed. We recommend PDFelement for converting a scanned PDF to an editable Microsoft Excel file.

PDFelement is the best PDF converter for converting scanned PDF files to Excel. Its amazing conversion feature lets you easily convert your PDF in minutes using an intuitive interface. With excellent OCR technology, it can handle multiple files in different languages. You can even do batch conversions and work with large files.


First Way: Convert Scanned PDF to Editable Excel

Step 1. Importing the Scanned PDF File

Launch PDFelementn and click on the "Open File" button to import your scanned PDF. You can also directly drag and drop a scanned PDF file into the program from your local folder.

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Step 2. Converting the Scanned PDF into Excel

In the "Home" tab, click on the option "To Other > To Excel". A dialog box for Excel conversion will open. Adjust settings as required for your Excel sheet. Now click on the button "Save" and PDFelement will provide you with a high quality excel file from your scanned document.

Note: After clicking "To Excel", you need to click the "Setting" button in the pop up window to make sure the OCR feature is activated.

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Second Way: Convert Scanned PDF to Excel with PDF Converter Pro

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro is a professional converter, specializing in converting PDF to/from a customized Excel spreadsheet while keeping the original PDF formatting and layout. With its advanced OCR technology, you can turn scanned PDFs into editable Excel files easily.

Here offers a step-by-step tutorial on how to convert scanned PDF to editable excel.

Step 1. Use OCR to Convert

Launch the program, and open your PDF file. You will get a pop up window to remind you to enable the OCR function to convert the PDF document. You can choose the correct language to convert as well.

Note: When the scanned PDF file is in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Chinese Traditional, or Korean, you need to click the Download and Install link to download the OCR component.

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Step 2. Select Excel Format to Convert

On the right side of the panel, click "Microsoft Excel" from the output format drop-down list to convert.

Right below the Output Format pull-down list, there is an "Advance Setting" button. Click it to find the "Excel" Tab. From there, you'll be able to set your preferences for the output Excel spreadsheet: "exporting each PDF page into a single sheet" or "combining all the pages into a single sheet".

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Step 3. Convert Scanned PDF to Excel

Click the "Convert" button to begin the scanned PDF to Excel conversion.

Convert Scanned PDF to Excel

Within minutes, you'll find the converted Excel document in the output folder. If you have protected PDF files to convert, discover how to convert password protected PDF to Excel>>

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Published: Nov 08,2017 18:36 pm / Updated: Jun 20,2018 14:40 pm

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