2 Methods to Convert PDFs into Excel in a Quick and Hassle Free Manner
Posted by Ritesh Sanghani | Posted on: November 20th, 2014
This the age of PDF! The final version of any file is usually converted into PDF – In fact, it has become a norm.
Let us take a normal office scenario and see how PDF is ruling – It usually happens, that, when you ask your client or any coworker to share some data in Excel or Word file; and the organized coworker will transfer you the file in PDF format.
Since PDFs are nothing, but static images! – So, it becomes next to impossible to make any changes in the file. However, many a times, these colleagues do not realize that when you need to make any modification in the file, PDF files becomes a problem.
You may cut, copy and paste from the PDF into your excel sheet; but the result is awful –– the text might just be placed into one column! This way, you have even format the data as well as edit it, consuming a hell lot of time. And to add to the problem, this leaves little time for something very important – the data analysis. This is sheer waste!
So, what would you do? – You cannot certainly keep your colleagues bugging for a new copy.
Therefore, the best approach is to convert PDF into Excel by following some of below given steps of how to transform data from PDF to Excel:
Method 1: Using an Online Service
One of the most common or should I say, tried and tested method is to use any online tool. There are numerous online tools available on the net; using which you can easily convert the PDF data into Excel.
Some of these services are free. You can go to the search engine and then type “PDF to excel”; an array of results will be displayed. You just have to upload the file and wait for a few minutes to get the preferred format.
At times, you might come across sites, where you need to log in to get unlimited access to file conversion. You can choose any of these based on your requirements. Some of the popular tools are:
- Nitro Cloud
Method 2: Get Some Conversion Software
Another tried and tested method is to download or buy readily available software in the market.
You can get it either by buying the software from a physical vendor or downloading it from the net. Sometimes, you have pay for the download or else you can go for free version.
This software will run on your system; so, you don’t necessarily require an internet connection to convert the data.
Some of these programs will send the file to the server for conversion, where you might need an internet connection, while others will perform the conversion process using the own system.