How to extract data from a PDF into an Excel spreadsheet?

Importing a PDF into Excel can be a bit tricky because Excel is not a dedicated PDF editor, but it’s possible to extract data from a PDF and bring it into an Excel spreadsheet. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it using Microsoft Excel. Please note that the quality of the results can vary depending on the complexity of the PDF and its formatting.

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  • Start by opening the Excel spreadsheet in which you want to import the PDF.
  • In the Excel ribbon, click on the Data tab.
  • Click on Get Data and then select From File.
  • Choose From PDF from the dropdown menu.
  • Locate and select the PDF file you want to import.
  • In the Navigator pane, select the data you want to import from the PDF. You may need to adjust the data range and format according to your requirements.
  • Click the Load button to import the selected data into Excel.

Please note that the accuracy of data extraction from a PDF can vary, especially with complex formatting. You might need to do some manual adjustments after the data is imported.

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