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How to Export PDF Form Data to Excel Spreadsheets

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PDF forms are essential in cases where people or respondents have to fill the data. PDF forms offer a simple way to of collecting and filling data. However, after receiving the feedback or after all the forms have been filled, there is need to analyze the data. The best way to analyze data is by using Excel spreadsheets. Excel spreadsheets offer accurate and efficient results, and therefore PDF forms cannot be used to analyze the data. Therefore the data contained in the PDF forms will need to be exported to Excel. It is, therefore, critical to learn how to export PDF form data to Excel. Follow this tutorial.

Part 1The Best Tool for Exporting PDF Form Data to Excel

export pdf form data to excel

For you to be able to extract PDF form data to Excel, then you will need a tool that can do the task effortlessly. I would recommend PDFelement for you. With a click, all the data in the form exports automatically to Excel. Below are some of the great features of the PDFelement that you will enjoy if you try it.

  • It is a form creator that helps create custom fillable forms with checkboxes, text fields buttons and more.
  • It automatically recognizes non-fillable forms and make them fillable. You can export data from piles of standard and scanned PDF forms to spreadsheets in one batch job.
  • It supports robust editing where you can control your PDFs by adjusting or changing the font type, size, and color without losing the original format of the file.
  • You can convert scanned documents to editable, searchable and selectable PDFs with the help of the OCR.
  • It will help you reflow text automatically when altering paragraphs in Single Line or paragraph mode.
  • It helps create PDFs from the conversion of more than 300 files including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web page images and much more.
  • It converts PDFs to other file formats such as images, Word document, Excel, HTML, TIFF, and other file formats.

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Part 2How to Export Form Data to Excel

The steps provided below guides you through on how you can export data from PDF file into excel with ease. Download Wondershare PDFelement on your computer. From there, you can launch it and follow these steps.

Step 1. Open a PDF Form

Run the PDFelement on your computer and then click "Open File" to browse the PDF form that you want to use. You can also go to your document folders and drag and drop it to the program's window.

Step 2. Export Data from PDF Form to Excel

Select “Forms” and click the "Data Extraction" button. A dialogue box will emerge asking you to set the options for the conversion. Click "Extract data from PDF form fields". Then click "Start". All the data in your PDF form will be exported to a CSV file. Click "Finish" to open the spreadsheet.

After exporting PDF form data to Excel, Wondershare PDFelement will open the output folder directly for you. By default, the output file is in the folder where your PDF form is. Double click it to check the output data. This is about how to export PDF form data in an Excel file. If you have some scanned PDF files, please learn how to convert scanned PDF Form to Excel >>

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Published: May 15,2015 9:42 am / Updated: Jul 31,2017 14:21 pm

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