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4 Best Ways to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac without Format Loss

PDF is a great format to share your ideas and to make sure that they can't be altered without leaving an electronic footprint. But what happens when you need to analyze data in PDF files? We all know that Excel is the most commonly used data analysis tool, PDF to Excel conversion on Mac seems more important, but how to convert PDF to Excel on Mac?

There are several options available can do you a favor. In this quick tutorial, we'll show the easiest and the best ways to convert PDF to Excel on mac safely and freely. We've also included a method for converting scanned PDFs on Mac.  Believe me, converting PDF to Excel on Mac is far easier than your imagine.

Part 1: Using Offline PDF to Excel Converter for Mac

#1. Adobe Acrobat DC

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. 

How to convert PDF to Excel on Mac with Adobe Acrobat DC?

  1. Run Adobe Acrobat DC on your mac.
  2. Go to Tool>Export PDF.convert pdf to excel on mac with adobe 01
  3. Choose Spreadsheet as output, you will be able to convert PDF to Excel on Mac with Adobe, no data or format is lost.convert pdf to excel on mac with adobe 02

#2. Cisdem PDF Converter OCR for Mac

Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is a PDF OCR Software for mac, which can convert both normal and scanned PDF documents, into editable and well-formatted Word, Text, PowerPoint, Excel, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, keynote, pages, etc.The capability to batch convert PDF to Excel on mac even make OCRWizard the most impressive pdf tool for mac users.

Why Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is the Recommended to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac?

  • High conversion quality, no data loss, no formatting mess. Everything in the converted excel just looks exactly the same as original PDF file
  • Multiple input formats: convert native, scanned, encrypted PDFs into Excel on mac
  • Versatile output formats:export PDF as Excel and other 18 editable formats(Word, Text, PPT, ePUB, ODT, Pages, Image, etc)
  • Batch conversion
  • Partial conversion:specify single page for PDF to Excel conversion on mac

Steps to Convert PDF to Excel on Mac without Data or Format Loss

download icon of cisdem ocr wizard

  1. Import PDFs for PDF to Excel Conversion on mac
    After install and launch the program, drag & drop to upload PDFs that need to be converted to Excel on mac.convert pdf to excel on mac with cisdem 01
  2. Customize the PDF to Excel conversion on mac.
    Choose page range or whole file for PDF to Excel conversion. Remember to turn the OCR function ON if you are working on scanned PDFs. Select language and output format before converting PDF to Excel on macconvert pdf to excel on mac with cisdem 02
  3. Convert PDF to Excel on mac without data or format loss.
    Click "Convert” to start the PDF to Excel conversion process. The status bar will indicate a successful conversion within seconds. Fild the converted Excel file in destination folder. You will find there is  no data or format lost in the converted Excel file.

Part 2: Using Online PDF to Excel Converter for Mac---Totally Free

#1. allows you to upload a video file up to 50 from your computer. After upload, you can free convert the PDF files to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, TXT on Mac. (Note: This method is not recommended if converting PDF to Excel on mac is something you need to do often, as when I testing this one, I always get a notice like: "(Too much workload: At this moment the server is too busy to convert your files. Please try again in a few seconds.Thank you for your understanding)."

  1. Go to the official website, upload PDFs files that you want to convert to Excel on mac.
  2. Adjust the setting to customize your PDF to Excel conversion on mac.
  3. Click "Convert" to convert PDF to Excel on mac for free.

#2. Zamzar

Zamzar, another online PDF to Excel Converter for mac users, allows you to upload a PDF (up to 100 MB) from you computer, or enter the URL of a PDF, Then you can convert the PDF to many formats, such as word, excel, ppt, text and so on. But you need to input your email address to get the download link of the converted file.

  1. Go to the official website, upload PDF files that you want to convert as Excel on mac.
  2. Choose the output as Excel.
  3. Submit your email address to receive the converted files.
  4. Convert PDF to Excel on mac and download the Excel file onto your mac.


I tried the above four PDF to Excel converters for mac, and the conversion results are real and effective. The result of the free converter is not very satisfactory, specially ZAMZAR, it even damages the source file format. Taking conversion quality and cost into consideration, Cisdem PDF OCR Software for mac, it is worth a try.

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1 Responses

  • jessie

    I got a table PDF, thanks for sharing the tips on converting it,very useful.

    7 months ago REPLY

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