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#838608 - 21st Nov 2013 10:44am Convert PDF to Excel
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I want to convert it to excel for editing forms.
Whats the best program for this?
Freeware that is grin
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#838614 - 21st Nov 2013 11:10am Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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I dont think you can convert a PDF into EXCEL.
Normally is comer delimited.

If you can copy and paste the date into a text file you might be half way.

Adobe does an Editable version of PDF but i'm sure this depends upon how its been saved in the first place.

Try to think of it like this, your PDF document may as well as be a image for the way it handles text. You cant export values if its an image.

No idea on freeware. sorry.
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#838615 - 21st Nov 2013 11:13am Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: Mark]
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#838616 - 21st Nov 2013 11:31am Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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Thanks oxton but I don't want to use online ones, they require an email addy which I hate giving out all the time (they all want it)
Just used zamzar.com and got a security alert when opening the converted file
Is there a tried and tested program out there that someone on here uses or used that is reliable?

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#838617 - 21st Nov 2013 11:47am Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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Ive learned smile

Mike set up a new e-mail account with Google or Microsoft and use that as your dedicated spam account smile

That way in the future you can close it down and not effect your personal email account.
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#838618 - 21st Nov 2013 12:03pm Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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THIS might do the job .

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#838619 - 21st Nov 2013 12:27pm Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: zigzagwanderer]
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Originally Posted By: zigzagwanderer
THIS might do the job .


Just downloaded it, all fine (skip install of the loads of crap bundled with it)
When I try to open converted file I get the same as zamar.com


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#838624 - 21st Nov 2013 12:50pm Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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I opened it anyway
What it should look like smile
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209995/v62.pdf
What it does look like oshocked




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#838628 - 21st Nov 2013 1:29pm Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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Bo**ocks to it
I filled it in with pen (handwriting terrible) grin

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#838634 - 21st Nov 2013 2:54pm Re: Convert PDF to Excel [Re: mikeeb]
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Originally Posted By: mikeeb
I don't want to use online ones, they require an email addy which I hate giving out all the time


I always use MaskMe
https://www.abine.com/maskme/

When using email online, never had a problem. Something to think about if you need to do things like this a lot. thumbsup

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