Most financial reports are saved in PDF format, due to its diversified formatting and high security. But what if you need to analyze or extract data from a PDF file on mac?
Reasons to convert a PDF file to Excel on mac can be different, and it is lucky that we have multiple solutions to perform such a conversion. Here, we are going to list 6 PDF to Excel converters for Mac, including both online and offline free options.
It is true that a part of users prefer to online PDF to Excel converters in the beginning, but finally, most of them will pick a professional Mac PDF to Excel Converter to perform the conversion, since a dedicated PDF to Excel converter can bring high conversion quality and the formatting can be highly maintained. In this case, Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is a good choice basing on its interface, simplicity to use, conversion quality, speed, safety and additional features.
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is a PDF OCR Software for mac, which can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents, even images, into editable and well-formatted Excel, Word, Text, PowerPoint, Excel, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, keynote, pages, etc. The capability to batch convert PDF to Excel on mac even make Cisdem PDF Converter OCR the most impressive PDF tool for mac users. What's more, PDF Converter OCR can be used to create PDF files from virtually any other documents, such as Microsoft Office, HTML, ePUB, CHM, Text, RTFD and Images, users are also allowed to protect/unlock PDF, and customize the PDF size or quality if necessary.
To convert scanned PDF to Excel OCR on Mac with Cisdem, the steps are the same as above, but you can utilize its advanced OCR to output specific PDF parts to Excel.
Also, you can check the video tutorial to convert PDF to Excel with Cisdem.
There are 2 ways to convert PDF to Excel on Mac using macOS free utilities: Preview and Automator, both of them are designed to work on a PDF file.
Preview can view, edit, annotate, highlight, print and manage PDF pages, also enable to export PDF to image format, but doesn’t include Excel as the output format. In this case, you will have to copy and paste contents from PDF to a Excel file.
Automator is designed to create workflows for automating multiple tasks, it is capable of managing workflows from different applications and documents, including PDF. You can utilize Automator to compress, extract text or combine PDF. However, you cannot convert PDF to Excel directly with Automator, only to extract data from PDF to Excel.
Also, there are online free PDF to Excel converters for your choice, we pick 2 of them that bring good conversion quality, but before visiting these tools, you should be aware of following:
The reason why put this online PDF to Excel converter here is mainly due to the good conversion quality, you will find all the data are well formatted in individual row and column.
Pdftoexcelconverter is exclusively designed to convert both native and scanned PDFs into Excel. You can upload PDF files from Mac, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive. And it processes the conversion quite fast.
It ranks as my second best online free choice due to its satisfying conversion quality. By saying “Satisfying”, I mean online2pdf does bring better results than other similar online pdf converters, but in terms of format and layout intactness, it still requires users to manually adjust after the conversion.
online2pdf.com allows you to upload multiple PDF files up to 100MB from your computer. After uploading, you can convert both native and scanned PDF files to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, TXT on Mac for free. Another impressive feature from online2pdf, lies in how it allows users to customize the Excel outputs.
Adobe Acrobat DC is a powerful tool to manage PDFs, you can view, create, export, sign, redact PDF, etc. With its feature of "Export PDF", users will be allowed to convert PDF to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Image even HTML.It will be perfect for you if you always convert PDF to Excel on a regular basis.
If you don’t want to use any 3rd party tool or service for the conversion, you can utilize your Mac Microsoft Office Excel, it allows inserting PDF to Excel as URL or image.
In most cases, we seek free or low-cost solutions to perform document conversion, but only to find dedicated tools get the best results in the most efficient way. This is also true when we are trying to convert PDF to Excel on mac. According to above tests, free solutions do really help when you are not working on complicate PDF files. But if you want to retain original file quality and look for better user experience, you’d better try a professional PDF to Excel Converter like Cisdem PDF OCR Converter, it is worth a try.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
I got a table PDF, thanks for sharing the tips on converting it,very useful.