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Can you convert a PDF to an EXCEL Spreadsheet?

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    KimC
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    Can you convert a PDF to an EXCEL Spreadsheet?

    One of my coworkers is trying to do this and we wanted to find out if it's
    possible...We have 2003 Version...

    Thanks

    Kim

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    Jim Jackson
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    RE: Can you convert a PDF to an EXCEL Spreadsheet?

    There is at least one PDF conversion program available at most computer
    stores. I know it allows one to convert to Word and am fairly certain it
    does so for Excel but you would need to check that out. I don't know of any
    Excel capability of importing from pdf.
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    Best wishes,

    Jim


    "KimC" wrote:

    > One of my coworkers is trying to do this and we wanted to find out if it's
    > possible...We have 2003 Version...
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Kim


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    Jim Jackson
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    RE: Can you convert a PDF to an EXCEL Spreadsheet?

    One is called PDF PRO and it claims to be able to convert to Excel.
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    Best wishes,

    Jim


    "KimC" wrote:

    > One of my coworkers is trying to do this and we wanted to find out if it's
    > possible...We have 2003 Version...
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Kim


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    Christmas May
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    RE: Can you convert a PDF to an EXCEL Spreadsheet?

    Kim,

    I'm interested in any progress or findings you obtain. I also am in need of
    this feature/program. We have a company database that basically only has
    *.pdf for output. The output is very "tabluar" in form and It would be
    greatly appreciated to somehow get it into an excel file.

    I first attempted to "select all" "copy" inside of Adobe Reader and paste it
    into a text file (Notepad for example). From there I was going to write VBA
    code to read this text file into an Excel file. THIS METHOD DIDN'T WORK FOR
    ME.

    I then did a google search and found several programs you could purchase
    that are suppose to accomplish this very thing. I downloaded a "trial
    version" of one program which supposedly had all the functionallity, but
    would only convert three pages of *.pdf file (hence, trial version). It
    worked "somewhat okay". Unfortuneately I don't remember the site/program
    that I used. i HOPE YOU FIND A BETTER ONE THAN I FOUND!

    I've also learned that the *.pdf file format is basically an "open format"
    as Adobe wants everything to use this format (printers, scanners, word
    processors, etc.) The reference is available at

    http://partners.adobe.com/public/dev...reference.html

    I have used this document to create some basic *.pdf files, however, haven't
    been able to "decode" anything yet. I'm also aware there are several other
    viewers of *.pdf format files other than Adobe Reader. I'm specifically
    aware of these for Linux operating systems.

    Sincerely,

    Christmas May
    christmas050873_deletethis@hotmail.com


    "KimC" wrote:

    > One of my coworkers is trying to do this and we wanted to find out if it's
    > possible...We have 2003 Version...
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Kim


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    NickHK
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    Re: Can you convert a PDF to an EXCEL Spreadsheet?

    Kim,
    With full blown Acrobat Pro, NOT the Reader, you can .SaveAs a variety
    format, although Excel is not one of them Text, XML & HTML are. From that it
    is easy to get into Excel.
    Also you can select tables and open directly in Excel.
    A quick look show Acrobat 6.0 at about US$110 from Amazon.

    NickHK

    "KimC" <KimC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:013E7FE3-A62A-4199-B9C8-E6C3612AB4A2@microsoft.com...
    > One of my coworkers is trying to do this and we wanted to find out if it's
    > possible...We have 2003 Version...
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Kim




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    i've used the readiris demo with success. in demo form it only does 50pages but if you have a pdf splitter this isn't a huge problem.

    I'd give it a go, it's got a 30day trial so you'll be able to get a good gauge on how well it'll serve your purposes

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