PDF to Excel Converter converts PDF files to Microsoft Excel-compatible files. Online and quick-help options help users of different skill levels quickly master the software.
Setup: Clicking Setup opens an all-in-one dialog with many options, including word-to-word distance and column spacing. We could also choose or change settings while adding files to convert, too. Finished files opened normally in Excel.
Batch processing: Robust standalone functionality sets PDF to Excel Converter apart from online converters, starting with reliable batch processing that doesn't depend on an Internet connection or available bandwidth.
Merge and append: PDF to Excel Converter also merges PDFs and appends documents to existing PDF or Excel files.
Wording: We encountered some poorly translated interface language: "From all PDF documents in an Excel list is generated document."
Freeware and webware: PDF to Excel Converter faces stiff competition from capable freeware and a plethora of free online converters.
Users who just need to convert a document or two should probably start with the free alternatives, but if you require a more robust tool for an office environment, check out PDF to Excel Converter.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PDF to Excel 3.2.
From Blue Label Soft:
The program converts Pdf documents to Excel documents. It can process single or batch processing are selected. It can be transmitted text and images. There is no additional software required. Multiple PDF documents can be combined to an Excel document. PDF documents can be appended to an existing Excel document. The software works under Windows XP to Windows 8th To activate an Internet connection is required. The trial version is fully functional. The use of the trial version is time limited. The full version has no time constraints. Supported formats Excel 1997-2013.
It worked! I had dozens of reports from a prospective client that had to be exported from their software in PDF form. To analyze the data, I needed them to be in excel. I tried at least 3 other pdf-to-excel conversion programs, and none of them worked well. One of them cut off all the data at the top and bottom of each page. On a 61-page report, that's not going to cut it. But this program worked like a charm on 4 different types of reports, one that was extremely complex.
* In my case, it converted the data from each row into a single cell. So once it converted, I had to use the Text to Columns feature to get the data into separate columns. Although this required extra steps, it was better than the other programs had delivered and better than the alternative (hand-keying data).
* The user interface is a bit rudimentary and dated. But I'll take that over a nice user interface on a program that doesn't work.