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Is it possible to extract data from PDF? You can actually extract data or information from PDF when you have the right software. Obtaining data from a PDF makes it easier to organize and rearrange the data on our computer. In this guide, we will show you how to extract data from PDF with PDFelement.

How to Extract Data from PDF Forms to Spreadsheet

Step 1. Open a PDF Form

Drag and drop a PDF form in the program to open it directly, or use the "Open File" button. From there, you can browse through the PDF forms on your computer and upload the appropriate file.

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Step 2. Extract Data from PDF Form

Once the PDF form is displayed on the program, click on "Form > Data Extraction" and then select the option of "Extract data from PDF form fields", then click "Next" to Proceed.

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Step 3. Start the Extraction Process

Then a new dialogue window will pop up, you can upload all your PDF forms for batch data extraction. Finally click on "Start" and specify the output folder for the spreadsheet. Hit the "Save" button to start the data extraction process.

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Step 4. Open the Extracted Spreadsheet

By clicking on "Save", the program will extract data from PDF form into a CSV file. When the process is complete, the "Start" button will be turned into a "Finished" button. Click it and you will be able to find the data. If you do not want the .csv format, you can open the extracted CSV file, then resave it to a .xlsx format excel spreadsheet.

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Extract Data from PDF to Excel

Step 1. Import a PDF

You can upload the file by selecting the "Open File" button on the Home window, navigating through the computer for the file, selecting it, and uploading it by clicking "Open". If you have the files at hand, you can also use the classic drag-and-drop function on either platform to import the file.

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Step 2. Mark Areas to Extract

With the file uploaded, click the "Form" > "Data Extraction" button to activate the extraction module for your PDF file. Choose the option of "Extract data from marked PDF", then followed window to extract step by step.

You will be able to use your mouse button to select the areas on the scanned PDF files that contain the data you want to be extracted. Drag the cursor over the area on the data and name each selected area. Finally click "Save Setting" and then "Yes" to proceed.

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Step 3. Extract Marked Data from PDF

In the following Batch Process window, you can view the marked areas on the right side to make sure they are the correct areas that you want to extract. Then click the "Start" button to extract. The data from each selected area of the PDF file should be extracted at once. When the process completes, you can click "Finish" to find the CSV file on your computer, open it and re-save it to other formats as you want. There is another way to extract data from PDF to excel, that is converting PDF to excel with PDFelement .

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Why Choose PDFelement to Extract Data from PDF Form

PDFelement is built with data extraction functionality that allows you extract data from a single and multiple PDF forms with one click. Moreover, with PDFelement you will be able to create PDF forms, edit PDF forms, import data into PDF forms and also sign them with electronic signatures.

Key features:

  • Perform batch process of bates numbering and watermark, conversion, protection and form data extraction.
  • Annotate, comment, highlight and draw markups on your PDF.
  • Make any changes on text and images in a PDF without losing formatting.
  • It has an OCR plug-in that recognizes image based files and makes them editable.
  • Convert PDF files from or to popular formats like Word, Excel, EPUB, PowerPoint, HTML and others.
  • It can rotate pages, delete pages, insert blank pages, and extract pages and crop pages.
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Published: Nov 07,2017 18:25 pm / Updated: Jun 11,2018 19:54 pm

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