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PDF to Excel by Flyingbee has a self-explicable name: this tool can convert PDF documents that contain tables into Excel spreadsheets to facilitate editing their contents. The application supports exporting to the XLSX format, which is compatible with the latest Office versions. Likewise, it lets you set CSV as output, which is widely supported by many text editors and spreadsheet managers. However, it cannot export to XLS, the original Excel format. Although the application does not entail any difficulty, you may be glad to know that there is an online user guide should you need it.
The application has a straightforward graphic user interface. In fact, everything can be done without needing to leave its main window. Luckily, the tool supports processing batches of PDF files, which you can simply drag and drop onto the window. There is the possibility to preview the imported files; still, the pane is so small that this feature becomes practically useless. In this respect, it would be good if it allowed previewing the PDF in a separate (and bigger) window.
Although this utility processes your list without any additional specifications, you may want to configure output by picking the desired page range and the target format. Likewise, there is a group of advanced options, as keeping the original format or retaining the data structure. Moreover, you can also facilitate a more accurate number detection by specifying the type of thousand separator. Finally, you are allowed to decide whether you want to create multiple sheets or a single one.
All in all, PDF to Excel by Flyingbee helps you edit the tables in PDF files, thanks to a very accurate conversion of the original data. The product is shareware and can be tried at no cost. Yet, its free version cannot process more than two pages or batches of documents.
- Very accurate detection of the numbers and table structure
- Batch processing
- Allows picking a page range
- Does not support XLS as output
- Useless preview feature