How to create Excel file from PDF?

Here are Excel 2007 new features. Follow the steps below to convert a PDF file to an Excel file.

Online converters

Find an online converter.

Examples of such converters are:

  • Cometdocs
  • Nitro Cloud
  • FreePDFConverter

Note: you can search google to find more online converter websites.

How to create Excel file?

Open an online converter website such as Cometdocs and upload your PDF file. The website service may ask you to give your email address so that it can send the converted file to your inbox.

Note: Some services limit the size and number of files that you can convert. To remove these limitations, you would have to sign up for a paid version of these services.


Once the file has been successfully converted, it will be sent to the email address you provided.

Note: The time it takes to convert depends on your internet speed and can take up to 30 minutes.

Open the converted file in Microsoft Excel.

Exporting to Microsoft Excel

To import an Excel file from a PDF, you can follow these steps:

Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.

  • Go to the "File" menu and select "Export To" then choose "Microsoft Excel."
  • In the "Export PDF" dialog box, select the "Spreadsheet" option.
  • Choose the location where you want to save the new Excel file and give it a name.
  • Click "Save" to create the Excel file.

Note: If the PDF contains only text and no data tables, you may need to manually copy and paste the information into an Excel spreadsheet.

If the PDF file is a scanned document and not searchable, you may need to use optical character recognition (OCR) software to convert the scanned text into editable text. Adobe Acrobat has built-in OCR functionality that can be used for this purpose.