How can I best convert a PDF file to an Excel document?

Lojze Zadravec September 12, 2012

Which PDF program reads the content in PDF file and transforms it to XLS file without the need for much changes or manual work?

  1. Jacob Mathew
    October 13, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Oh you can google it and get a lot of converters.Some converters even work online.

  2. Susan
    September 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I'm on Excel for Mac & my page goes below my screen. I can't figure out how to bring the bottom of the page up because it's no way I can get to it. Does this make sense? This excel doc has 7 pages & I need to get to the other pages, but can't because it's below my screen. I can scroll down, but somehow there are a million lines & can't get to the bottom where the different page tabs are! I've done this before & have no clue how to get to the bottom. I do not want to have to redo this doc. Thank you.

  3. filepuma
    September 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

    We recommend PDF to Excel Converter, official link: ,It is easy to use.

  4. Tina Stark
    September 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    you can use this website, you don't even need to download anything :o)

  5. Anupam Shawarn
    September 15, 2012 at 7:47 am

    use the latest version of office i think its 2013 and it gives the option to use pdf file as excel document.

  6. hurry
    September 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

    you can go to and upload your pdf file and set the output format

  7. Vijaynand Mishra
    September 14, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Nitro PDF converter

  8. Abidhusain Momin
    September 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Able2extract is best software for this use. We purchased commercial licenses. You can find more information on

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      September 14, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Yes, I absolutely love it. It is the same solution I too suggested. :)

  9. Dwayne Nicholson
    September 13, 2012 at 4:17 am

    NitroPDF has come in handy for me a few times. It's not free software but much, much cheaper than Adobe Acrobat.

  10. joycee
    September 13, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I think you could try 3rd party tools that may help you at some point.
    This one, pdf converter could convert pdf to 7 formats:

    Give that a try.
    Don't expect miracle:)

  11. Nina Reweti
    September 13, 2012 at 3:37 am is the one I use to convert my work excel docs works great for basic tables

  12. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 13, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Able2Extract and Able2Extract Professional deliver PDF conversion to formatted Excel spreadsheets and more, including PDF to editable Word documents, PDF to PowerPoint (PPT), PDF to Publisher (PUB), PDF to Autocad, PDF to Open Office documents, PDF to HTML, PDF to Text, HTML to Excel, and Text to Excel. Try out the product from and I promise you, you will not think of other solutions after that.

  13. Saurav Azad
    September 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm
  14. jrasulev
    September 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  15. Jeremy
    September 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Saving of PDF files into Office documents such as Word and Excel is a feature included in Acrobat X Pro. If you have some USD 200 to spare that is :). Here is more about the feature:

    For the other way round - MS Office already has a free plugin to save each office file (Excel is among them) into PDF:

  16. Usman Mubashir
    September 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I have associated my MS office with Adobe. Now I can not only convert files but save them in PDF from MS office!

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      September 13, 2012 at 12:57 am

      I guess MS Office 2010 give save as PDF as a feature. :)

      • Ibrahim Nadir
        September 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        install office 2013 perview. You can save files as PDF and you can open PDF files using MS word and edit. Best way to do PDF-WORD-EXCEL-PPT stuff! All in one for free! :D

        • Anupam Shawarn
          September 15, 2012 at 7:48 am

          ya i agree with u...

      • Douglas Mutay
        October 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        I guess he needs to convert his pdf to excel and not the reverse

  17. Mohammad Hamzani Salleh
    September 12, 2012 at 5:15 am

    u can tried online converter taht are free like this one, but i not tried it before so not sure the result.

    can try this also. download free but not sure if limited or trial.

    this free to try.

    this also online

  18. Bruce Epper
    September 12, 2012 at 4:05 am

    DocuDesk has a PDF converter here.

    • Ahmed Khalil
      September 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Check a software caled PDF-to-EXCEL converter, and their is alot of software varaiaties do the same.
      Just srearch in google with same words

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