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# 251171 11-Jun-2019 18:38
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As per Title. I have looked online and they all seem to want you to buy a sub. Only need one convert a week. Any sugestions?

 

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  # 2256256 11-Jun-2019 18:43
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Will Foxit do what you need? Not on a PC to check it out properly.




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  # 2256304 11-Jun-2019 18:56
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Stu: Will Foxit do what you need? Not on a PC to check it out properly.

 

I will need to do 1 convert per week it turns out. Foxit it $195 NZD.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2256356 11-Jun-2019 21:02
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depending on how the data in the pdf was originally generated you might find that once you convert it its not going to come out formatted perfectly.. 

 

Word can open PDF's natively , again might not be formatted perfectly but at least it will be editable where you can copy + paste into exel

 

Also, just be careful with "free" online conversions especially if its sensitive data.. who knows whos hands the information ends up in

 

If you're doing this for work or business, ditch the additional admin  / stress and go for a paid solution if its going to do what you need in a few clicks and always be there when you need it


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  # 2256360 11-Jun-2019 21:06
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What about just selecting all the PDF text and pasting to word, excel




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  # 2256378 11-Jun-2019 21:26
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davidcole: What about just selecting all the PDF text and pasting to word, excel

 

 

 

Thanks davidcole & dt, this is the route I will take, seems easy enough for the once a week that I will need to do it.


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  # 2256415 12-Jun-2019 01:39
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Don’t know if this helps - saw it recently and thought it was pretty cool and interesting:

 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/use-your-phone-to-turn-a-photo-of-data-into-a-microsoft-excel-spreadsheet-in-a-snap/

 

 


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  # 2256419 12-Jun-2019 07:12
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Look at PDFBox... Open Source Java app and toolkit for manipulating PDFs. Conceivably you could convert from PDF to CSV, then load that to Excel.

 

NB that if your PDF table  contains text that is wrapped into columns, it becomes a much harder problem.

 

 


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