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belly.A 09-07-2011 07:16 AM

If you have any idea for converting PDF to Excel,come in and help me
 
hi,guys.
My boss told to me convert data saved as a PDF file to a microsoft excel file but I failed to do so.
That file containing more than 3600 pages but I don't know what to do.Who can help me?
Thank you for any help!!!

indeliblestamp 09-07-2011 08:37 AM

If the pages are scans, I don't know of an easy way to do so (ocr software maybe?). If the content is text that you can copy to the clipboard, the best I can suggest is to convert it to txt first, and then import it to excel.
There seem to be a few options for the first bit, mentioned here: http://superuser.com/questions/20760...cript-on-linux

H_TeXMeX_H 09-07-2011 09:50 AM

Yeah, if it was scanned in or printed to pdf you may need to use OCR. I recommend tesseract.

If it is text based try 'pdftotext', then make it look like a CSV (comma or tab separators) and import to a spreadsheet and save to xls.

John VV 09-07-2011 03:06 PM

should me moved to "general "
this is NOT a Linux question but a Microsoft Office use question


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