What are the best PDF to Excel converters?

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15 solutions
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    #1CleverPDF

    CleverPDF

    CleverPDF is a website that offers you plenty of options for converting files, and 19 online free PDF tools like converting PDF to Excel, JPG, Word, and more. It's simple and fast, and also has tools for compression, splitting, merging and more. 

    Websites

    Free

    William Powell
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "When I want to convert PDF spreadsheets and anything else to excel, I use this. It makes sense to me, and it's easy to use. It's also fast as the dickens and most of all reliable. This is a great program. Go use it, what do you want a road map?"
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    #2Online2pdf

    Online2pdf
    Online2PDF is a PDF compressor. It allows users to reduce the file size of any PDF document. It also offers other interesting options like editing, unlocking, merging and converting documents to PDF files.
    Websites

    Free

    Frank Phillips
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I tried Oline2pdf to convert my pdf file to excel and found their site to be confusing and not completely satisfied with the excel product after the conversion. No matter how many times I tried the conversion to excel the date would always come out wrong. Simple to fix afterwards by changing the field but I shouldn't have to do that. "
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    #3I love PDF

    I love PDF
    I love PDF is a website that allows you to compress, merge, split and convert any PDF files. With I love PDF users can also add watermarks or pages. You can use it for free as many times as you need.
    Websites

    Free

    Cindy Lu
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "Converting a pdf file to excel can be done by almost all the available online converters and software, but the edge of this app among others is that it actually allows me to add pages on my pdf files, its position, dimensions, and interestingly, typograhpy, PLUS I can actualy add a watermark to it. I handle a lot of files about payroll and presentations so this is a helpful online tool. "
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    #4SmallPDF

    SmallPDF

    SmallPDF is a free online solution that reduces the size of your PDF. Just upload the file to the site and it will quickly return a smaller version to you.  It also offers other solutions like converting documents to PDF format or from PDF to word, merge, split, and much more.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Thomas Richards
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "I was looking for a software solution to convert PDF files over to Excel format. I received a suggestion to try SmallPDF, which is an inexpensive solution which provides both a monthly and annual subscription plan which is reasonably priced. The platform is extremely simple as you can drag and drop your files into the interface and Small PDF will do the rest. A very simple solution that even those who are not tech savvy can do."
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    #5OfficeSuite

    OfficeSuite

    OfficeSuite is a cross-platform office suite application developed by MobiSystems. It has versions for Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows and adds extensive PDF abilities to its compatibility with the most frequently used Microsoft Office file formats.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Catherine Day
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I'm not part of the crowd who does every last thing on their mobile phone because I really don't have the patience to deal with the tiny "buttons" on the screen. It's far easier for me to have OfficeSuite on my laptop than on a phone. Nonetheless, inspiration doesn't always hit when I'm near a laptop or desktop, so it's helpful to be able to carry this app around with me. "
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    #6JinaPDF

    JinaPDF
    JinaPDF is a a free and easy to use tool that offers various tools to edit any PDF file. It allows you to convert your documents to PDF, reduces your PDF file size, merges and splits PDFs and much more.
    Websites

    Free

    Tammy Moore
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "As a advocate for special needs children and their families, I often travel and provide training across my home state to parent groups. Each parent group, usually has their own needs and request certain topics to be covered in my training. Needless to say I have a large number of training material and brochures on my laptop. Jina PDF is a tool that allows me to merge several of my pdf files to one and to reduce my pdf size by compress."
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    #7PDFMate PDF Converter Pro

    PDFMate PDF Converter Pro
    PDFMate PDF Converter is as PDF solution available for Mac and Windows that allows you to convert PDF to Word, Text, EPUB, image, HTML andSWF; as well as JPG to PDF; Is also helps you merge and split PDF documents and set passwords, among other features.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- $39.95

    Maria Reed
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "I feel that there must be a better option for converting PDF's to Excel format besides PDFMate PDF Converter Pro. I feel that those who need this tool are seeking only this specific ability and as such their must surely be something better. While this software is handy in converting PDF files in many different ways, it can become confusing and discouraging to the uninformed user because of the many options. Something more streamlined and user-friendly would be better."
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    #8Icecream PDF Converter

    Icecream PDF Converter
    Icecream PDF Converter is a software that lets you convert to and from PDF format. While converting DOC to PDF, EPUB to PDF, JPG to PDF and more, you can merge all files in one PDF document.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- $19.95

    Matthew Guerrero
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "I was looking for a way to convert my PDF's to Excel Files and I found the personal treat with a sweet name in Icecream PDF Converter. Icecream PDF is a basically one size fits all PDF Converter that works with not just Excel but most all types of files! The great thing about this is that you are not buying it for a single use or purpose but can also use it going forward for numerous other file types. It worked like a charm but did take a few moment to become comfortable with it and working with the file aggregator to ensure that I was converting the right files and putting them in the correct folder(s)."
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    #9Nitro Pro

    Nitro Pro
    Nitro Pro is a software utility that comes with many useful features for files management for office and for personal and professional uses. You can merge pdf, reduce its size with an office suite like interface.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $179.99- Free trial available

    Hansika Rodrigues
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "I like the Nitro Pro site but I am not sure if it is too easy to convert pdf to excel. I had to click on a drop down to find the convert and then sign up for a trial. I would have preferred to just click and upload and then signed up for the file but this site was too much work on pdf converting to me."
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    #10PDFelement

    PDFelement
    PDFelement is a PDF solution available for Mac, Windows and iOS that allows modifications to text, graphics, watermarks, digital signatures, and other attributes of a PDF document. It can perform conversions between PDFs and hundreds of other file types.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59.95- Free trial available

    Helen Richards
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "I needed something to convert a bunch of my documents. I needed to make them PDF to excel. Price wise, I wouldn't honestly invest on this and spend almost $60. Okay, but the feature where you can trasform wscanned pdfs to into editable text is interesting"
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    #11Pdf Joiner

    Pdf Joiner
    Pdf Joiner is an online tool for joining multiple pdf files, documents, images into a single file. It is very easy, you just need to follow the steps in the website.
    Websites

    Free

    Anna Carr
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "I love the pdf joiner. It joins several files from pdf to text,jdg, and more. However I don't think this would work for excel because I don't see any files converting to excel."
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    #12PDFOnline

    PDFOnline
    pdfonline.com is a free online PDF to HTML & Word converter that maintains the contents of the PDF files when converted into HTML files, including fonts, multi-column pages, tables, graphics and page fitting.
    Websites

    Free

    Eugene Watson
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "Free, easily accessible resource to convert PDFs to an excel format. Has a variety of options from fonts to tables and graphics. The website converts by simply uploading a file and then allowing you to download the converted version of your document."
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    #13PDF Tables

    PDF Tables

    PDF Tables is a website online tool for converting PDF tables into Excel files. This uses a technology to recognize rows and columns on a PDF file, thus accurately capturing the needed data and format.

    Online Tools

    $30- Varies by plan

    Matilda Skelton
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "Free up hundreds of work hours with PDFTables - no more Copy/pasting or writing out large data sets by hand. PDF to Excel conversion tool, both cloud and on-premises. Also offers PDF to CSV and PDF to XML conversion. Automate the extraction of data from large volumes of PDFs and integrate into your operations with the API. On-Premises solution gives control over your own privacy and security. The service is securely hosted on Amazon Web Services. All transactions are end-to-end encrypted between your browser and the server processing the data with HTTPS. All data that you have uploaded will be deleted after 72 hours."
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    #14TalkHelper PDF Converter Pro

    TalkHelper PDF Converter Pro

    TalkHelper PDF Converter Pro is a software that enables users to convert a PDF file into another format such as Word, Excel, Image, PowerPoint, EPUB, TXT, HTML, and so on. It also helps users split, merge, and extract pages of a PDF file.

    Software

    Windows

    $29.95- Free trial available

    Lei Fu
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "TalkHelper PDF converter is one of best PDF to excel converter on the market, with intuitive UI, you can easily convert a native or scanned PDF file to a editable Excel spreadsheet with a few clicks, the best part to use TalkHelper PDF Converter is you don’t have to spend time on reformating the output sheets due to the accurate preservation, all the elements including tables, charts, forms, columns and images from the original PDF will be preserved after the PDF to excel conversion process."
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    #15Cisdem PDF Converter OCR

    Cisdem PDF Converter OCR

    Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is a PDF converter and editor that allows you to convert scanned PDFs and images into editable files. It also lets you merge PDF files, convert PDFs to other formats, encrypt PDF files, and more.

    Software

    Other Platform

    $49.99- free trial

    Connie Yu
    Written on November 9, 2018
    "Convert both native and scanned PDFs, even images into good-formatting Excel, and to other 15 formats."

Summary

Best What are the best PDF to Excel converters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CleverPDFWebsites 16 Free
2Online2pdfWebsites 13 Free
3I love PDFWebsites 13 Free
4SmallPDFOnline Tools 11 Free
5OfficeSuiteApps 10 Free
6JinaPDFWebsites 8 Free
7PDFMate PDF Converter ProSoftware 7 Free
8Icecream PDF ConverterSoftware 6 Free
9Nitro ProSoftware 6 Paid
10PDFelementSoftware 3 Paid
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