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How to Convert PDF to Excel Accurately

When converting PDF to Excel is mentioned, you might think of using Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat lets users convert PDF to Excel by saving PDF files as Microsoft Excel workbooks. Because of its fame in business world, its price is a little bit high. If you're looking for an economical way or an Adobe Acrobat alternative to convert PDF files to Excel, try one of the following solutions.

Here a desktop and online PDF to Excel converter are introduced to you. Compared with solution 2, solution 1 is able to convert almost any native PDF file to Excel workbooks with a faster speed. There is no requirement for file size and network. Solution 2 only works when the network is stable and the file size is under 10 MB. And only one PDF file is converted each time.

Solution 1: Convert PDF to Excel with the desktop PDF to Excel Converter (fast & easy-to-use)

The desktop PDF to Excel Converter we're going to use is Wondershare PDF Editor. It's not as famous as Adobe Acrobat, but it's a professional PDF to Excel converting tool as well. With it, only 2 steps, you'll convert a PDF file to Microsoft Excel spreadsheet successfully.

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Step 1. Download the PDF to Excel Converter

Both Windows version (Wondershare PDF Editor) and Mac version (Wondershare PDF Editor Pro for Mac) are available. Click Download to get the right one for your computer. After downloading, install and launch it. Blow we focus on how to convert PDF to Excel with Wondershare PDF Editor (Windows). For Mac users, get the app installed on your Mac and you'll know to run it the moment you launch it.

Step 2. Convert PDF to Excel in a second

On Windows PDF to Excel Converter, click the OPEN button to open the PDF you're going to convert to editable Excel spreadsheets. And then click the Convert Menu on the main interface to reveal the converting options. Click "To Excel" to select To Excel (.*xlsx) or To Excel 2003 as the output format. When a pop-up appears, set a path to save the output Excel documents. 

Note: See Setting in the Convert menu? Click it, you can set your perference for the output Excel documents: "Each page into a single Excel sheet" or "Combine all pages into a single Excel sheet".

Convert PDF Files

Compared with Adobe Acrobat, Wondershare PDF Editor is much cheaper. It only costs you 1/3 that of Adobe Acrobat. Besides, it is a complete PDF solution. It lets you create, edit, convert PDF files, fill out, edit and sign PDF forms. It empowers you to convert scanned PDF to Excel as well when you enable the OCR Plugin.

Download Wondershare PDF Editor trial version to convert PDF to Excel workbooks now!

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Solution 2: Convert PDF to Excel with an online PDF to Excel converter (FREE)

Besides using a desktop tool to convert PDF to Excel, you can also try online PDF to Excel converters. In the following, I've put Wondershare PDF to Excel Online Converter here for you to try. It's freeware.

Step 1. Upload a PDF file or copy and paste the URL of an online PDF file in the box.

Step 2. Select the output Excel you need and click the convert button to begin the PDF to Excel conversion.

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Hi, Helen, i'm not sure what had happened. in fact, PDF Editor support PDF files in Vietnamese. If you don't mind, you can send me the PDF file that you're trying to convert to Excel. My email address: summerkimball22@gmail.com. thanks!
I tried it with a pdf that has Vietnamese fonts and the cells with are blank when converted to excel. The cells are not blank on pdf editor, only when it's converted. However the cells that are blank on excel, are bolded in pdf editor viewer. Is it possible it's not compatible with certain character fonts?
Thanks Summer, that has worked.
Hey Joemoer, Are you sure you've gotten the latest Wondershare PDF Editor software. If you're using the Windows version, in Convert menu, you can see the Setting icon, click it. In the Excel windows, choose "Combine all pages into a single Excel sheet".Hope this helps :)
I have quite a lengthy PDF which originated in Crystal Report Writer as an Excel worksheet and was then converted (by Crystal Report Writer) to a PDF document. I'm trying to get it back into PDF so that I can filter data. I've downloaded Wondershare and using it as a trial version but I'm not happy with the output. It's taken each PDF page and converted it into a separate worksheet? I would like one Excel worksheet. Any ideas? Thanks
Dear Igron04, Thanks for your comment. As a matter of fact, Wondershare PDF Editor works on scanned PDF. To make it work, you need to enable the OCR Plugin.
Sorry, not working scan pdf document
Unbelievable, it is so easy to extract tables from PDF to Excel spreadsheet. Amazing !
Compared with Adobe Acrobat X, I prefer Wondershare PDF Converter. In the past, I only knew Acrobat. It is famous. However, it is not suitable for me, a student. The price is too high.