Highlighted

I need to convert PDF to Excel, however, columns and tabs make many merged cells and many blank columns. In addition to not separate the columns correctly, I see many not separate lines together in the same cell. I'm even thinking that Adobe Acrobat Pro D

I need to convert PDF to Excel, however, columns and tabs make many merged cells and many blank columns. In addition to not separate the columns correctly, I see many not separate lines together in the same cell. I'm even thinking that Adobe Acrobat Pro DC has limitations. There is no way to define what points in columns to force break column? Nor create many columns that are useless? How does text to column in Excel, fixed size when we import text, and define where the breaks have columns?

Google Tradutor para empresas:Google Toolkit de tradução para appsTradutor de sitesGlobal Market Finder

Desativar tradução instantâneaSobre o Google TradutorCelularComunidadePrivacidade e TermosAjudaEnviar feedback

PDF does not contain columns, rows, formats, styles, or other aspects of word processing or spreadsheet file formats.

This is because PDF is decidedly not a word processing or spreadsheet file format or something "like" one of those.

(see ISO 32000 for what PDF "is")

What can optimize the export of PDF page content is to start with a well-formed tagged PDF (ISO 14289-1, PDF/UA-1 compliant).

Without that export is what it is and one performs whatever content cleanup is needed using the native application for the export file (MS Word or Excel).

Be well...

Topics

Create PDFs, Windows

Views

29.8K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn More

I need to convert PDF to Excel, however, columns and tabs make many merged cells and many blank columns. In addition to not separate the columns correctly, I see many not separate lines together in the same cell. I'm even thinking that Adobe Acrobat Pro D

I need to convert PDF to Excel, however, columns and tabs make many merged cells and many blank columns. In addition to not separate the columns correctly, I see many not separate lines together in the same cell. I'm even thinking that Adobe Acrobat Pro DC has limitations. There is no way to define what points in columns to force break column? Nor create many columns that are useless? How does text to column in Excel, fixed size when we import text, and define where the breaks have columns?

Google Tradutor para empresas:Google Toolkit de tradução para appsTradutor de sitesGlobal Market Finder

Desativar tradução instantâneaSobre o Google TradutorCelularComunidadePrivacidade e TermosAjudaEnviar feedback

PDF does not contain columns, rows, formats, styles, or other aspects of word processing or spreadsheet file formats.

This is because PDF is decidedly not a word processing or spreadsheet file format or something "like" one of those.

(see ISO 32000 for what PDF "is")

What can optimize the export of PDF page content is to start with a well-formed tagged PDF (ISO 14289-1, PDF/UA-1 compliant).

Without that export is what it is and one performs whatever content cleanup is needed using the native application for the export file (MS Word or Excel).

Be well...

Topics

Create PDFs, Windows

Views

29.8K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn More

Re: I need to convert PDF to Excel, however, columns and tabs make many merged cells and many blank columns. In addition to not separate the columns correctly, I see many not separate lines together in the same cell. I'm even thinking that Adobe Acrobat P

PDF does not contain columns, rows, formats, styles, or other aspects of word processing or spreadsheet file formats.

This is because PDF is decidedly not a word processing or spreadsheet file format or something "like" one of those.

(see ISO 32000 for what PDF "is")

What can optimize the export of PDF page content is to start with a well-formed tagged PDF (ISO 14289-1, PDF/UA-1 compliant).

Without that export is what it is and one performs whatever content cleanup is needed using the native application for the export file (MS Word or Excel).

Be well...

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn More
Reply
Loading...

Re: I need to convert PDF to Excel, however, columns and tabs make many merged cells and many blank columns. In addition to not separate the columns correctly, I see many not separate lines together in the same cell. I'm even thinking that Adobe Acrobat P

This is a major shortcoming of Adobe's PDF to Excel functionality. It does this even with well-formed, clean PDFs.

Here is one solution:

  1. export to Word
  2. then copy the table manually from Word into a Google Drive Spreadsheet
  3. then copy the table from Google Drive into an Excel Spreadsheet

It works, but it's a round about way of doing what should be a simple feature for Adobe to include. Hope they add it in there soon.

Likes

3 Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn More
Reply
Loading...
Resources
One Stop Solution for Acrobat
Add a group