Adobe Reader is Adobe Systems’ popular mobile document format (PDF) reading program. PDF files created from source documents are converted into viewable format without the need for a file creation program. The reader can convert PDF data to a format that is usable in other programs, such as Excel.
Launch Adobe Reader and open the PDF file that you want to convert to an Excel file. The reader is available for free on adobe’s website (see Resources section). Click once on the “File” menu and once on “Open”. Use the “Find in” dialog menu “Open” dialog box to open the folder that contains the PDF file. Double-click the PDF file name to open it in Reader.
Click once in the “File” menu and select the “Save as text” option to launch the “Save as as” window. Use the “Save in” menu to open the text file save folder. Type a name for the text file in the “File name” field and click once on the “Save” button.
Launch Microsoft Excel. If you don’t have Excel, you can download a free trial as part of Office from microsoft’s website (see Resources section). Click once on the “Data” tab and once on the “From Text” button on the “Get External Data” section. Locate the folder in which you saved the text file from Step 2 by using the menu on the address bar. Mark the file and click once on the “Import” button.
Use the “Text Import Wizard” to import data from PDF files into Excel. Select the “Delimited” option and click once on the “Next” button. Select the appropriate separator based on the type of data contained in the PDF file and click once on the “Next” button. Select a data format, also based on the data contained in the PDF file, and click once on the “Next” button. The data from the PDF file will now be filled in the Excel file.