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How to Convert PDF Images to Microsoft Excel Sheets?


It is easy to convert Excel to PDF format because Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010 have the permission to save as PDF files from within Excel. And it is also not difficult to convert PDF to Excel XLS format since there are so many products that focused on converting the formats from PDF to Excel. However, converting PDF images to editable Excel files is not that easy, you will need the help of an app that has OCR technology to recognize the characters in the PDF images and then convert these characters to Excel worksheets. Don’t worry! Though it seems a little bit hard to accomplish this rough task, we still have easy solutions for you.

Convert Image Based PDF to Excel with PDF Converter Pro

The first app we want to introduce to you is PDF Converter Pro, which is a professional, powerful, OCR featured PDF tool to convert PDF images to Excel spreadsheets. With it, you can convert each page of the PDF file to an Excel worksheet, or export all PDF pages to a single grid. Below is the user guide of this easiest solution. PDF Converter Pro is available for both Windows and Mac. Here, we use Windows version as an example.

Step 1. Free download and Install PDF Converter Pro onto your computer and import the PDF files to the app. You can use drag-and-drop operation or batch conversion.

Step 2. Activate the OCR feature by sliding the OCR button to the right, and then check the OCR Recognition Language in the Document Language box.

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Step 3. Click the Microsoft Excel icon on the upper part of the main window to select Excel as the output format.

Step 4. Simply tick the button of Convert the start the PDF image to Excel conversion. Make sure the option “Convert Scanned PDF documents with OCR” has been checked. A few minutes later, you can go to the output folder to find the converted Excel documents.

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Convert PDF Images to Excel with PDF2XL OCR

PDF2XL OCR is another OCR based tool for converting PDF image to Excel sheet. PDF2XL allows you to convert Adobe PDF images of any size at a fast speed. 450 pages of multiple PDF files can be converted in minutes.

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Firstly, go to its official site to spend one minute to watch the introduction movie so that you can get the most out of this software.

Secondly, download and test the evaluation version. PDF2XL OCR is available for a seven-day free trial.

Lastly, view your PDF in this program, choose the part that you want to convert and then click the button of “Convert”.

Unfortunately, this program is only supported on Windows operating system.

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