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"What is the best PDF to Excel converter for me to convert PDF to Excel for better editing?"
When consider converting PDF to Excel, what we are concern about is excel formatting and the data security after the conversion. So you need to get help from a reliable PDF to Excel conversion tool. Online PDF to Excel converter or PDF to Excel convert free programs should not be considered for they cannot promise these issues. Luckily, here are the 2 best ways for you to convert PDF to Excel safely and freely, so that you can edit and reuse the converted file with ease.

Method 1. The Easiest and Most Secure Way to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac (macOS Sierra)

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If you want to convert PDF to other formats in high quality, you are best advised to use iSkysoft PDF Editor Pro for Mac (PDF Editor for Windows). This PDF to Excel converter comes packed with some of the best features. Besides PDF conversion feature, you can freely edit texts, images and pages in your PDF, annotate and watermark PDF, add signature and stamps as well.

Why Choose This PDF to Excel Converter:

  • You can safely convert PDF to Excel, Word, PPT, EPUB, and other formats.
  • You can add multiple PDF files to convert at one time.
  • The output file will be kept in original formatting.
  • It allows you to edit PDF texts, images, pages, and other elements easily.
  • You can also fully control PDF with combine, split, merge and compress features.
  • With OCR function, edit and convert scanned PDF will be no longer a problem.
  • The PDF sharing options allow you to share your PDF file instantly.

Steps to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac OS X 10.12

How to start the PDF to Excel conversion? The following guide will explain you the steps for converting PDF into Excel on Mac (macOS Sierra compatible). You can also convert PDF to Word and other formats. For Windows users, you can download iSkysoft PDF Editor for Windows to convert PDF to Excel on Windows PC. And you can get more solutions about PDF here.

Step 1 Import PDF to iSkysoft PDF Editor Pro for Mac

After successful installation, you then need to run the program PDF Editor on your computer. Hit the "Convert PDF" tab from the main menu. Then drag and drop your PDF files to the pop-up window.

Alternatively, you can also click the "Add Files" button to import multiple PDFs for conversion.

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Step 2 Convert a PDF File to Excel

After your PDF documents have been imported, you can then click the "W" icon to unfold the output format menu. Choose "Excel" from the list. Finally customize the page range and click "Convert" to start the conversion process.

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Step 3 Convert Scanned PDF to Excel

If your document are scanned PDF, you can enable the OCR function to process the conversion. To do so, just turn on the OCR function after you importing the PDF, and then move on to convert the image-based PDF to Excel.

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Step 4 Edit PDF before Converting (Optional)

If you want to insert, delete or modify the texts and images in your PDF you can click the "Edit" button and then start editing on your document. If you want to add, delete some pages, crop or replace a particalr page, you can navigate to the right side "Pages" menu and choose options under it.

To highlight texts, draw markup or add sticky note/comment box to PDF, you can clcik the "Markup" button on the top toolbar and select the option you need. You can also add e-signature or hyperlink to PDF.

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Video Tutorial on How to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac (macOS Sierra Included)

Method 2. Convert PDF from Excel on Mac Using iSkysoft PDF Converter (macOS Sierra)

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For a better PDF to Excel conversion on Mac, you can also use iSkysoft PDF Converter for Mac. It can act as a professional PDF to Excel Converter for Mac. It supports to directly convert PDF to XLS or Excel and other Microsoft Office formats like Word, PowerPoint, and more. In the process of converting PDF document to Excel format, this Mac PDF to Excel converter retains the original tables. This will save big time if you have lots of tables in the PDF document. Most of all, the PDF Converter Pro version supports converting scanned PDF files to Excel format with its powerful OCR technology. If you are using a Windows, just choose iSkysoft PDF Converter for Windows.

Steps to Change PDF to Excel on Mac OS X

Step 1 Import PDF Files to the PDF to Excel Program

After installed the program, open it and import the PDF files. You can drag and drop one or multiple PDF files to the interface of the program. All imported PDF files will be displayed in the item tray.

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Step 2 Choose Excel Workbook (.xlsx) as the Output Format

Now click the options at the bootom of the interface to choose the output format. In the Format dropdown list, choose "Excel Workbook (.xlsx)" format to confirm the output format settings. If your PDF files are scanned PDF files, you have to turn on the "OCR" option at the bottom of the primary window.

Note: You can choose to convert specific pages use the "Page Range" option.

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Step 3 Start Converting PDF to Excel (.xlsx) on Mac (Yosemite)

Simply click the "Start" button to start the PDF to Excel conversion. When finished, click the format icon on the right of each PDF item to open the converted file.

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Tips: If you're using Apple's Numbers application, you can convert PDF to Numbers compatible format (.xlsx) using the same method, and open the converted files with Numbers.

Video Tutorial to Convert PDF to Excel

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Marigold Candi
After referring this guide, I was able to convert PDF to Excel without any difficulty. I thank you for guiding me.
Hi. We recommend you to buy our product on the official site: After you have received the registration code, you can use it on both computers.
if I like the fre trial can I get this at Apple App store for cheaper and use family sharing to install on both computers?
Sohail hussian
Yeah it's possible to convert pdf to excel by using the awesome iskysoft which i'm loving using it.
Aman, we have tested the download link. It is OK. Would you please have a try again. For converting PDF to Word, you can adopt the following tool:
it is very easy convert pdf tables to excel. I read this tutorial and thanks to Ivan, I do it.
it is easy n possible to convert pdf to excle on mac OS X for free
prema lama
this represents a step forward in transforming pdf to excel for all Mac os X users
I tried the download link for my windows but the file is not working. The installation process does not start. Also can you help out for converting pdf to word file. Thanks.
hi John, as for your question, 1) the trial version will put watermark on the output file. Register the program to remove it completely. 2) Make sure you've converted the selected page or all pages. If the your PDF file are scanned one, check the option "Convert Scanned PDF documents with OCR" and try again. Also note that the trial version can convert only the first 5 pages.

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