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DennisMCSE

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If I remember correctly, you could open a PDF file in Excel or Word 2013 and it would convert the file so that you could edit it. Tried it in Office 2016 and I can do the convert in Word 2016, but not in Excel 2013. Am I remembering incorrectly or did they remove the functionality from Excel 2016?

I need to convert a file to Excel to edit it. I prefer Excel because I need to manipulate the data in a table. I tried in Word and it's hard to manipulate the data.

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Dennis

I've seen PDF to Word and txt file, never seen Excel.
I suspect you need Full Adobe or Foxit for that.


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... or you can use the likes of http://developers.itextpdf.com/itextsharp-net with PowerShell to parse the PDF [wink]
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Then I must have been mistaken about the PDF to Excel then in older versions of Office. Thought I did it before. Maybe I had some software installed to do it then, but don't remember what it was. I didn't have the full Adobe Acrobat installed, I know that.

Anyone recommend any software or anything that they've used before (free would be better)? Looked at the Foxit website and didn't see anything about converting from PDF to Excel, only converting Office files to PDF. Same with iTextPDF.

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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18293175/how-to-convert-pdf-files-to-spreadsheets

try this trial

http://www.investintech.com/prod_a2e.htm

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That software at that link is $100 US. From the first link, some of the software they recommend is also around $100 US or more. For the number of times I need to do the conversion from PDF to Excel, it's not worth the cost.

There are some websites that do the PDF to Excel conversion, but not sure how I feel uploading confidential documents up to a random website.


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Perhaps I'm spoiled, but I have full Adobe installed.  With that, I can receive a PDF, open it in Adobe Acrobat Pro, and do a "Save As," then choose either Word or Excel.  We've been getting some reports recently that are columns of data, so I choose Excel.  The output requires some cleanup, with blocks of cells needing to have the "merge & center" button deselected, but it's a workable file. 
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