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Top 3 Ways to Open PDF in Excel Easily

2020-08-06 12:53:17 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

You may wondering how do I open a PDF in Excel 2016? Actually, open PDF in excel is not as complicated as it sounds. That all you need is PDFelement.

How to Open PDF in Excel

Step 1. Load PDF

Open PDFelement and click on the "Open File" button in the Home screen. There you can select a PDF to open it.

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Step 2. Open PDF in Excel

Click "To Excel" button in the "Convert" menu to start the conversion.

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Step 3. Adjust the conversion

The system will immediately display a conversion window. You can select the folder where you want to save the converted file. Click the "Settings" button at the bottom of the window to adjust the conversion. Click "OK" and then "Save" when done. After that you can open the excel file directly.

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Open PDF in Excel with PDF Converter Pro

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro is the PDF tool we will use to open PDF in Excel. It can convert any format to PDF format and vice versa. It also has simultaneous conversion to save you time. Both Windows and Mac versions work well. Below we will take the Windows version as an example and show you how to open PDF in Excel.

Step 1. Import PDF files

Launch Wondershare PDF Converter Pro on your Windows PC. It is fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. After launching, click "Add PDF Files" in the primary window to search your computer for the PDF files you want to open in Excel. After finding them, add them to this PDF application. In order to do more in a short time, I recommend you to add a list of PDF files for simultaneous conversion. Up to 200 PDF files are supported at the same time.

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Step 2. Set Advanced Preferences to PDF to Excel

Click the small "Advanced Setting" button on the top right corner of the primary window. In the newly populated window you can choose:

  • Each page into a single Excel sheet: retain the values without formatting or keep the values with formatting.
  • Combine all pages into a single Excel sheet.
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Step 3. Open PDF in Excel

Before you open PDF in Excel, you can select specific PDF pages or page ranges to open. Click the selected pages column in each PDF item bar. From here you can select PDF pages or PDF page ranges that you will open. Click on "Convert" to see the PDF to Excel conversion. Then a small folder icon appears on each PDF item bar, click to open the output folder. And then you can open these output documents with Microsoft Excel.

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Open PDF in Excel with Embedded Object

There is another way to help you open PDF in excel that is inserting PDF file in the excel file as an object.

Step 1. Open Excel

Open your target excel file first, then click the "Insert" > "Object" button.

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Step 2. Insert PDF

Select the "Create from File" tab, then click the "Browse" button to select your target PDF file. And you can select the option of "Display as an icon" in the excel file. When you want to open embedded PDF in excel, you can double click the PDF document, it will be opened by your default PDF program directly.

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