How can I convert PDF documents to Excel with no formulas involved?

Margaret September 23, 2011

We are sent many PDF files that I need to convert back to Excel spreadsheets to modify for our company.

I have tried Nitro, but it will only convert if there are formulas, which in this case there is not, they are only straight data entry. Most of the other free programs out there only bring them back as jpg, which is also no use to me.

My Boss will pay a reasonable price for the program, but I need to know it will work first.

  1. Tina
    September 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm


    did the solution above solve your question? Please let us know. Thank you!

  2. Mike
    September 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I would try one of the following



    In my experience you can never really trust the converted data and spend a lot of time double checking regardless of the software used. 

    Have you tried asking the source(s) of the PDF files to send you the actual data instead? Maybe they are using Excel themselves or some database application which usually has an option to export at least to CSV.