PDF files allows text and images, and even spreadsheets, to be shared in a document – no matter what the device of operating system being used to read it.
Originally developed by Adobe, the Portable Document File – or PDF as it’s better known – always had the intention of being a very versatile and flexible file.
The problem is, PDF’s are designed to retain the integrity of the file, which means not only can it be difficult to edit a PDF, but also to export data from it. This is especially the case as while PDF readers are free, software that provides PDF editing tools usually come at a price.
Luckily, there are a number of solutions that not only allow PDf’s to be edited and annotated, but also allow any tables in a PDF file to be exported to Excel or another spreadsheet program.
Even better, unlike some file conversion software, the process should be simple and easy once you have the right toolkit, with no concerns about data formatting becoming lost in the export process.
Here then are the best in PDF to Excel converters that we’ve found, though note that pricing can vary between a one-off fee to a monthly subscription.
We’ve also highlighted the best free PDF editor
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Adobe are the original developer of the PDF format, so their Adobe Acrobat software should be the market leading software. It’s certainly packed with features, which includes the ability to convert PDF files into XLXS files for use in Excel spreadsheets.
The process should be quick and painless, with the data preserved without need for reformatting. In Adobe Acrobat, you simply …read more