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convert acrobat to excel

Posted by winks on February 02, 2002 5:26 AM

i get info sent to me in as a pdf file. i need to take part of the data as excel..... so i can do further analysis.

does anybody know of some software ..FREE perhaps. which may help or any suggestions.

Posted by Chuck on February 02, 2002 9:03 AM

Not knowing what type of information you want to put inExcel from Acrobat Reader, perhaps you merely want to copy/paste from/to.

Posted by Tashfin Osmani on February 02, 2002 10:32 AM

If as I suspect you would like to get text or numbers in a Table from Acrobat neatly into Excel without losing the column formatting then I suggest you try the Redwing Plugin for Acrobat.

However while this works with most ordinary pdf files, it will not work if the pdf file was not actually created by the Adobe Acrobat distiller and if there is a security lock put on the pdf file which prevents any kinds of copying.

Posted by JACK IN THE UK on February 02, 2002 10:35 AM


Adobe Acrobat is a read software program if lower quality to say word, Distiller an add on write PDF Acrobat file, so text graphics ans so on all go in the idea is to mage a presentable standard form that all can open, Acrobat reader is fee the rest of that Adobe package is not

To answer the question i do not beleive you can export to Excel, mt opinion is no it cant be done as Acrobat has no formatting that Excel works with..

Suggested to copy and paste might prove hard in that if paste work will load in on cell ie Col A sio text to columns convertion will be required, these issues thee as the data will be unformatted and cound end up messy.

There are trials of Distiller and all you need to write the PDF files, maybe try to convert PDF to cva or whatever and import into excel, if there are grapgics Excel wil hate that.

Try Adobe HomePage for trial software.


Posted by JACK IN THE UK on February 05, 2002 2:37 PM

Try insert / objects / acrobat file [NT]