How Long Will It Take To Convert A PDF To Excel?

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How long will it take to convert a PDF to Excel?

Unlike Word 2013 and later, Excel does not have a built-in converter to open a PDF file. You will therefore be using one of the many third-party packages that profess to convert PDF files to Excel. I have not been impressed with the accuracy of the third-party conversion software I have used. T struggle with wrapped text and merged cells. If the original is scanned, you should expect to spend a lot of time doing careful proof-reading. A spellchecker can fix a lot of OCR errors on a text document, but you can’t do that with numeric data. My experience has been that scanned originals going through OCR conversion have errors in both the digits and decimal point location. I print the converted document the same size as the original and fold the printout so I can compare it to the original line by line. It’s a lot of work, but it is faster than typing in all the data and then proof-reading. How much work? On the order of an hour per page in my experience. If the PDF is a digital file rather than a scanned original, you can open it in Word. Or you can copy the text from Convert Pdf To Excel and paste it in Word. Tabular data will end up in a Word Table with excellent accuracy. You may then copy from Word into Excel, and the process will go smoothly. This “Word-washing” approach to PDF conversion is much better than a direct copy from PDF and paste into Excel. You’ll spend a lot less time editing the results in Excel if you take the indirect path through Word first.

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Note: PDF to Excel is not supported in Windows 7. How much work? A complete project that uses Excel as an example could cost anywhere between 20–30 hours a month; for a small project, it could cost as little as a few hours. My experience has been that it only takes a few hours to run a PDF to Excel file in a modern browser and edit it. It is a far better solution than manually adjusting formulas and text, and it requires much less work by the user. You can then use all the same formulas and features on the original Excel file. For example, a column in your spreadsheet can be treated as a table in Excel. You can use conditional formatting and even link to other sheets within an Excel spreadsheet. Or you can save multiple copy-and-paste copies of the document and edit them all at once. Using.

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