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Giveaway of the day — PDF to Excel Converter 3.0

PDF To Excel Converter fast and easily converts PDF document to Excel XLS format in few clicks.
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PDF to Excel Converter 3.0 was available as a giveaway on May 19, 2015!

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PDF To Excel Converter fast and easily converts PDF document to Excel XLS format in few clicks. The program supports page range selection which gives an opportunity to convert selected form pages from a big PDF file. This function will take less time than converting the whole PDF file.

Also, PDF To Excel Converter provides a Batch Mode to convert hundreds of PDF documents to Excel XLS files at a time not requiring MS Excel installation.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ ME/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

PDFZilla.com

Homepage:

http://www.pdfexcelconverter.com

File Size:

11.6 MB

Price:

$49.95

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#13

I installed this program on my Win7 machine. When I clicked the green "Add a PDF File" button, something very strange happened.
The program locked up and the window went about 80% transparent. I had to close the Windows Explorer windows I had open behind it. Then with my dark wallpaper as a background, I could see a mostly blank white space in the window that said to drag files to it. But the program was locked up and wouldn't do anything. I ended up killing it and starting it over again. I repeated exactly what I had done the first time, but it worked fine. I haven't seen that screen since. I don't know what it is, but there evidently is a serious bug in this program still.

I actually have some files I have been meaning to convert to Excel. They are forms that I scanned in and would like to reproduce, but unfortunately this program didn't make any usable spreadsheets from them.
I chose to uninstall it, but thank you PDFZilla and GOTD for letting us try the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Boba  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

I have tested pervious version from GAOTD with very poore result. I know the only real working solution is here: http://online2pdf.com/pdf2excel
It is perfect. All others are limited in results as it means unuseful for this purpose.

Reply   |   Comment by Geza Kovacs  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#11

For just a PDf with only a table with numbers: the GOTD-program works for 95%.
I have downloaded a PDF from the net:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoExcelConverter30_20150519/VEH-onderzoek-gemeentelijke-woonlasten-2015-totaal.pdf
And this is the result:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoExcelConverter30_20150519/VEH-onderzoek-gemeentelijke-woonlasten-2015-totaal.xls

With a PDF with some sentences, it does not produce something useful:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoExcelConverter30_20150519/Feiten_%26_Cijfers_2014.pdf
and the result? :
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoExcelConverter30_20150519/Feiten_%26_Cijfers_2014.xls

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#10

Downloaded, noted the registration code, ran the program, but within seconds I was congratulated for successfully activating the program. This surprised me, so I checked to find no evidence of the programme being successfully activated. I even went to my REVO Uninstaller to see if the programme was indeed successfully loaded, but again no sign of the programme in my long list. Also noted this looks like the same programme that was offered on the 18th of August 2011, even the version is the same. Has anyone else had difficulties activating this programme on a Win 7 32 bit machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Feasach  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

A word if caution - I had a paid version of PDZilla and it worked fine as I save everything from the Net with PDF Creator. Then use PDZILLA to turn into a word Doc.
BUT then apparently GOTD had it on here - downloaded - installed figuring it might be an updated one. SADLY it would convert Excel, etc ect. but NOT WORD. Months of Emails with silly answers and now thousands of PDF's but the Word version DON"T work....but the Excel, etc does....
OH well, I'm just ticked at PDZilla as I haven't found another program that does as good a job on wordand I'm not gonna pay again....but gonna try this because I'm bored tonight. SO I don't have a converter anymore. OH WELL

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Really useful tool

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#8

Does not work on a scanned PDF file. Tried to convert a scanned XLS without success. Program sent me to a website for PDF_OCR. Tried that also and it did not scan a xls correctly at all but gave a doc file of the pdf which was not usable.

Reply   |   Comment by Cyclone  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Your scanner is producing an image file within the PDF document so there is nothing there for this program to convert.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#7

Thanks to PDFZilla + GOTD.
Tested it with a PDF of a table with rows and columns.
Result: Good output in Excel with some minor touch ups.

There is no such thing as PDF not being a natural media for Excel.
You create a PDF of what data you need to communicate.
It varies with each person.
That data can be many pages of words, or a tabulated data or some text and many diagrams / photos.
If it happens to be tabulated data, just go ahead and create the PDF.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

Converted a 43 page price list from one of our suppliers and it did a much better job than copy and paste which was very tedious.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#5

This app may be worth it just for simple text editing of text pdfs. Most apps which advertise themselves as 'editors' are really just viewers with the ability to add annotations. Actual text editing usually requires a big and/or expensive program.

The following excerpt from their site might be helpful to decide if this app is good for you:

NOTES

It should be noted that PDFs were original developed for pre-press use and are actually a page layout document which supports many more features than are available in a Word Processor. For example precise text alignment and rotation. AbleWord will try and match the original PDF as closely as possible which often means inserting text inside text frames and the use of next-best font available on your system. So be aware that the end result may look slightly different then the original. If the original document was created using Word® then it should import very well.

AbleWord will import all PDF objects text, fonts, shapes, lines and images so if you are importing a "Scanned PDF" this may only contain images and no text. To be able to edit a scanned pdf document you will need to use OCR software which is out of the scope of AbleWord features. We recommend FreeOCR for a free, easy solution to OCR and edit a scanned PDF. After OCR you can simply copy and paste the text into AbleWord for reformatting.

PDF files have become increasing popular over the years (since 1992 actually) and are used for general document exchange on the internet and although they are still used for pre-press, most PDFs are created from general office documents using widely available "PDF Printers". For these documents AbleWord should be able to create a near perfect copy which will make editing easier.

Reply   |   Comment by janet  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Too bad FreeOCR does not keep the original's formatting. Not much use if everything is on a new line.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Convert a bank stament in pdf to excel, no joy. Result UNUSABLE I was happy when I download the program but when I tried did not work as expected, will try simple pdf files to see results/

Reply   |   Comment by Jose Irizarry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#3

In the resulting Excel file the columns are totally messed up. The result is worst than just copy and paste from PDF to XLS. So from me a thumb down.

Reply   |   Comment by office worker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#2

Installed and registered on a Win 8.1.3 64bit Pro system. Many registry changes due to an old OCX,MSCOMCTL.OCX, a Microsoft ActiceX from 2002!

The installer takes as default location c:\PDFToExcelConverter ...

A Chinese company without name and address, but with a toll-free number.

The about states a program version 2011, as most files ion the directory. Only the EXE is 2015 built. The program uses the PDF toolkit from https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/ in the version from November 2006.


A small non resizable window opens with some funny elements. In the settings you can only turn the sound reminder on/off, the "tools" is just the convert button.
There is no PDF preview, you enter the file a start page and an end page and convert it to Excel.

I took an example with gridded data as an Excel example. The default output is C:\output. It seems that the company doesn't read any comments here.

The first test showed, that I must have something misunderstood. It did not convert a table embedded in a page, but the page in an unreadable form:
http://i.imgur.com/kuJsikM.png

Okay, again, but the other way round. I took a valid .XLS, a forecast files (obviously) and converted this to PDF...
a most simple document:

http://i.imgur.com/8DbRpGp.png

The result was, hmmm, how should I say in polite words...
http://i.imgur.com/hzQioIx.png

I am sure, they have a test file, which worked. What a pity, that they don't give this as an test example.
Uninstalled via reboot, maybe you have more success....

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+110)

I gave the program a second chance. This single page from a PDF file, with grid-lines...
http://i.imgur.com/v76ZOui.png

The result: UNUSABLE
http://i.imgur.com/rmUTrCw.png

Are you sure, you'll get your money back from this company, if you would have paid fifty bucks?

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)

krypteller.
When you buy a program by ABBYY you know you're buying a quality product, they are a company that takes pride in what it produces.
Sadly PDFZilla produce PDF software that I will not even bother to test as experience with their products over the last few years has been so disappointing.
$49 for a product that fails so miserably is inexcusable.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#1

I would rather expect a PDF converter to convert to Word, as Excel is not the natural media for PDF files.
PDF is more akin to a document, rather than to a spreadsheet, so the choice of Excel is somewhat puzzling.
One explanation is found on the website saying "Edit Your PDF Forms In MS Excel", so it seems that this converter targets mostly PDF Forms, which explains the choice of Excel as target.
Although I do collect PDF converters, this one seems too limited and I will not be trying it.

For those looking for a Word processor and PDF editor, I recommend the free and excellent AbleWord editor, which can edit PDF files as well as saving them in various formats that include MS Word.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Don't get to excited about AbleWord editor, it has watermarks,3 page limit, stole the default pdf association, and locked after that.

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

The comment on AbleWord editor given by Allen has no basis, at least to the following:

I couldn't detect any watermarks, I could work with a 18 page PDF document and
locking: where and when?

Reply   |   Comment by Edgar Werner  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

I don't see any limitation in this completery free (private and commercial use) software AbleWord Editor. Wonderful program. Only 3.4 Mega. PDF reader and editor works perfectly. Conversion from PDF to word very good. Word processor MS office compatible works great. Thank you Harry M for the info.
No watermarks, no page limitation.

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Allan
Looks like you are confusing AbleWord with another program; as none of the limitations you mention are applicable to this excellent program.

I would just like to reiterate the comment by Roland.
No watermarks, no page limitation

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I would rather expect a PDF converter to convert to Word, as Excel is not the natural media for PDF files.

Harry,
You've beat me to it, this program is obviously primarily suitable for PDF tabular data.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I only can convert 5 pages you had to buy full version.Allan is right

Reply   |   Comment by jesus  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

"I would rather expect a PDF converter to convert to Word, as Excel is not the natural media for PDF files."

pdf to doc is for keeping the page format to allow additional(minor) editing.
pdf to xls is to extract the tabulated numbers for further calculations

I have lots of numbers are in pdf format that I need to do more calculation/analysis such as stock data, scientific report, credit card and bank statement, etc. The exact format is not important to keep because I have to reformat to include extra calculations added anyway.

Please do not judge the function base on personal limited view angle.

Reply   |   Comment by Calvin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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