Export tables from PDF files into Excel spreadsheet
Adobe PDF is very popular format for high-quality printing and sharing
information over the Internet. But what if you need to get more from
PDF document? May be you have a statistic data organized in one or
multiple tables? Do you want to do calculation or arrange the data
in another way? Definitely you cannot do this inside your PDF document.
For these purposes you need to export the data from PDF document into
popular spreadsheet like MS Excel.
However there is bottleneck in this conversion process. Unlike MS Excel,
PDF format doesn't have any tags to identify table structures. Each PDF
document is just a set of small text chunks having coordinates that
allow high-quality viewing and printing. So, if you are going to extract
tables from PDF document, you need to recognize each table via analyzing
cell offsets and/or graphic borders. But keep in mind that border styles
are very different and cell offsets can fluctuate.
Sounds complicated, doesn't it? Indeed, PDF to Excel conversion algorithm
is not simple at all. That's why Intelligent Converters released easy-to-use
yet powerful utility for such a task. The product has intuitive interface
and supports command line to allow experienced users automate the conversion.
- Converts all possible attributes of text such as font size, color, align
and whenever possible
- Recognizes most kind of PDF tables
- Casts data from PDF tables to the most appropriate MS Excel types
- Converts selected PDF pages
- Adobe Acrobat is not required