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How to change PDF to Excel (2003/2007/2010) with text contents and tables retained exactly

Posted by Edwin Smith to PDF Solution
on April 22, 2012

Sometimes we have some forms in a PDF format, unlike Excel spreadsheet, we can’t alter, edit or copy these tables in the read-only PDF files. So, we need to transform PDF files into Excel sheets to perform operations on these forms. Here I will show you how to convert PDF to Excel format (Excel 2003, Excel 2007, Excel 2010 included).


Note1: For these PDF files that do not have the significant characteristic of Excel, I advise you not to use the PDF software below to convert them to Excel spreadsheets, you’ll not succeed, I’m sure. It would be better to convert these PDF files to Word format.  


Note2: If a PDF file is encrypted, you need to decrypt it before converting it to Excel format. Fortunately, the PDF conversion software below has the capability to convert encrypted PDF to Excel sheet. In addition, if a PDF file is password-protected, just type the password in the pop-up diglog box to open it or use this PDF Password Remover to remove password from the PDF file.


How to convert PDF to Excel 2010/Excel 2007/Excel 2003



  • Simpo PDF to Excel Converter. This tool is specially designed to convert any PDF form or file to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (2003, 2007, 2010) without loosing the correct tabs and tables format. And it provides two PDF to Excel converting methods - extract tables from PDF or preserve whole PDF to Excel.
  • PDF documents


Follow these simple steps to export PDF to Excel


Step one: Free download Simpo PDF to Excel converter. Install this application to your computer.


Step two: Open up this PDF to Excel converting application. When the main window appears, drag and drop your PDF files from computer hard drive to this application. By the way, due to this application support batch PDF conversion, you can add up to 200 PDF files to it and it will convert these PDF files to Excel format at one time.



Step three: Select “All to Excel”, “Only table to Excel” or “Only table to CSV” as output format depending your needs.


Step four: Click the "Convert" button to convert the PDF file. And the new Excel(2003/2007/2010) files converted from PDF files will save directly to your computer after conversion.



Tip for you:


If your PDF files are scanned or image-based, you need a OCR software to assist you to recognize and transform them to Excel spreadsheets. I recommend Wondershare PDF Converter Pro to do this. This great tool supports OCR, and can convert scanned image-based PDF to Excel (2010/2007/2003) accurately.



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