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Are you looking for a way to convert scanned PDF to editable Microsoft Excel? With digitalization being the rage, you may want to know more about how to convert scanned PDF to excel. Most of the documents, historical ones especially, are scanned for easy storage and by knowing to convert scanned PDF to excel you can again make them easily editable. To convert scanned PDF to Excel, a professional OCR PDF Converter is needed. To save your time in searching for a suitable tool on the Internet, here to recommend you the best tool to convert your scanned PDF to editable Microsoft Excel within a few seconds.

Way 1Convert Scanned PDF to Editable Excel with PDFelement

Convert Scanned PDF to Excel

There are quite a few tools in market to help you in converting scanned PDF to excel. However not many offer you a permanent affordable solution like that of the Wondershare PDFelement.

Wondershare PDFelement has multiple features that are not found in many of the PDF converters making it the most desirable option of all. Some of its key features are:

  • Ability to handle multiple files even in OCR
  • Ability to handle different languages (more than 100) on OCR
  • Ability to provide a better resolution with lower price.
  • Ability to handle multiple platforms like MAC, iOS, iPad, Windows 10.
  • Ability to handle batch conversions and handle larger files.

Given below are the steps that will guide you to convert your scanned PDF to Excel in a simple way.

Step 1. Importing the Scanned PDF File

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

Step 2. Converting the Scanned PDF into Excel

You now have to click on the option "To Other > To Excel" under the Home tab and the system will immediately open the dialog box for Excel conversion. Make the settings that you require for the Excel sheet. Now click on the button "Save" and the system will provide you with the best quality excel file from the 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.

Check the Video Tutorial

Way 2Convert Scanned PDF to Excel with PDF Converter Pro

Convert Scanned PDF to Excel

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro is a professional converter, specializing in converting PDF to/from other formats of documents. It lets you export tables to customized Excel spreadsheet while keeping the original PDF formatting and layout. With its advanced OCR technology, you can turn scanned PDF into editable Excel file easily.


Click the download button to download Wondershare PDF Converter Pro installation package. After you get it, install it on your Mac or Windows PC. It is fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7 and Windows XP. If you have a Mac computer, you can try Wondershare PDF Converter Pro for Mac as well.

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

Step 1. Enable OCR Function

Launch the scanned PDF to Excel Converter. And then drag and drop a scanned PDF file to the app. When you do this, a prompt will pop up, reminding you of selecting the right language for the scanned PDF and enabling the OCR function. Select the language for the PDF file and click "Enable OCR".

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.

Step 2. Select Excel as the Output Format

On this Windows Scanned PDF to Excel Converter, on the right side of the panel, click "Microsoft Excel" from the output format drop-down list to select it as the output format.

Right below the Output Format pull-down list, there is an "Advance Setting" button. Click it to find the "Excel" Tab, from where you're 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".

Step 3. Convert Scanned PDF to Excel

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

In a minute, you will find the desired Excel documents in the output folder. If you have some protected PDF files to convert, please learn how to convert password protected PDF to Excel>>

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Posted by to OCR PDF | Follow @elisewilliams7
Published: Jul 13,2015 10:49 am / Updated: Apr 11,2017 14:57 pm

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