How to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac

While PDF files serve very many file types, their most significant strength is the ability to interface with other document formats through PDF conversion software, since in a practical world, information is presented to us in many other configurations. This article will cover the conversion of PDF to Excel on Mac. Excel comes bundled in Microsoft Office and has proved itself to be an industry leader as a data analysis tool. Working in spreadsheets or workbooks, you can carry out project management, market segmentation analysis, strategic analysis, competitive analysis, create scorecards, strategy maps, planning tools, process master lists, models and many more functions.

How to Convert PDF Files to Excel on Mac

If you want a tool that will intuitively help you to convert PDF into Excel on Mac, you probably can do no better than Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. Once your installation is done, launch this PDF to Excel converter for Mac and follow the steps below to get your work done.

STEP 1. Import PDF(s) for Conversion

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Once you run PDFelement, you can import the PDF file or files you would like to work on by clicking the "Convert PDF" button on the Home window. A conversion window will be activated. You can click the "Add Files" button to upload more PDFs for conversion.

If you import multiple files for conversion, they will become different sheets of the Excel document produced. If a PDF file is encrypted, click on the "Lock" icon before the file name and provide its decryption password.

STEP 2. Choose File Format

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On the top right corner of the conversion window, click on the blue folder icon with a "W" on it and a drop-down list of MS Office formats will appear. Select "Excel Workbook" as the output format.

STEP 3. Select Page Range

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From the same window, you can also customize the pages you would like to convert to Excel by selecting a drop-down list below the file name and choosing either specific pages, all pages, even pages or odd pages.

STEP 4. Change Conversion Settings

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While on the same window, click the "Gear" icon on the top of the window to modify your conversion settings. Here you can specify whether to export each page into individual spreadsheets or combine all pages into a single sheet.

STEP 5. Enable OCR for Scanned PDFs

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In case your document is a scanned PDF you need not worry, just click the "Toggle" button on the bottom left corner of the window with "OCR" written beside and PDFelement's excellent Optical Character Recognition technology will kick in and make easy work of transforming your document into an editable PDF while converting it to Excel.

STEP 6. Start Converting PDF to Excel on Mac

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With those few steps, you are good to go. Just click "Convert" on the bottom right of the window and in a few seconds, you will have an accurate Excel replica of your PDF document. Save it.