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2 Incredibly Simple Ways to Convert PDF to Numbers without Formatting Mess

Numbers is a part of Apple iWork Suite, with its power to create unique and professional tables, more and more mac users choose to use it for work. However, as PDF works as the standard format to save and share files, we need to convert a PDF file into Numbers document very often for further changes or usages. Here we will come to the details about simple ways to make this.

You Are Supposed to Know These about PDF-to-Numbers Conversion

Before we come to the story, we need to know something about this issue.

What is Numbers?

what is iwork numbers

Numbers, together with Pages and Keynote, comprise the iWork Suite created by Apple Inc. They are respectively equivalent to the Excel, Word and PowerPoint by Microsoft Office.

Numbers, according to Apple, is the application allowing users to create beautiful spreadsheets including impressive charts, tables and images. It is also high compatible with Microsoft Office Excel.

Principle of PDF-to-Numbers Conversion

Though Numbers got its followers, but comparing to Microsoft Office Excel which has dominated our way to create sheets for so long, Numbers is still not that “universal”. Therefore, when we manage documents, most of document editors or readers allow us to save a PDF as Excel, not Numbers.

However, attributing to Numbers'high compatibility with Excel, we can convert PDF to Numbers by first converting PDF to Excel, then Save Excel as Numbers.

That is to say, there is no trick or tool can directly perform the PDF-to-Numbers. And of course, there is no need to ask for a direct solution at high cost.

2 Simple Ways to Convert PDF to Numbers

To be honest, there is no trick for converting PDF to Numbers directly and easily, you need an adequate weapon, either a PDF editor with the built-in PDF conversion, or professional PDF Converter to perform conversions between different formats.

1.Using A PDF Editor

For sure, PDF will remind you of Adobe, the company creating PDF format. So, when speak of PDF editor, we can’t miss the Adobe products, which are capable of editing, annotating, compressing, signing, protecting, sharing, even converting PDFs.

For users who have installed the Adobe Acrobat, you can follow the steps to convert PDF to Numbers:

  1. Open PDF with Adobe Acrobat(here we take Adobe Acrobat Pro as the example);
  2. Go to File>Save As>Spreadsheet>Microsoft Excel;convert PDF to Numbers on mac
  3. Name the file and save it;
  4. Open the Excel file with Numbers, go to File> Save.

2. Using A PDF Converter

Though many files are standardized in PDF formats, there are great chances we need to convert a PDF file into other editable formats for modification or presentation in different styles, that is the real reason why PDF Converter is created to meet this need.

There are huge amount of online and offline PDF Converters available, and the tools yield the best results always go to those offline, professional ones. Here we just pick Cisdem PDF OCR Converter for Mac to give an illustration of PDF-to-Numbers conversion.

The reasons why many users choose PDF Converter OCR as the solution is categorized into following types:

  • High quality, intact data and original formatting are kept;
  • Its OCR ability allows users to convert both native and even scanned PDF to well-formatted Numbers;
  • It can convert PDF to more than 10 formats, including Excel, Word, ePub, HTML,Text, etc. 

Let's convert PDF to Numbers in Batch Now!

  1. Download PDF Converter OCR. Install and run it on your mac. It is safe and free to download.
  2. Go to "Converter", import files by drag n drop or click “+” to add files. Notes: Cisdem PDF Converter OCR also builds in a PDF Creator to create PDF files from other document.convert pdf to numbers 01
  3. Choose the output format as "Excel".If you need to convert a scanned pdf to numbers format, turn the OCR function ON before conversion.convert pdf to numbers 02
  4. Open the “Excel” file with Numbers, then save the file in Numbers.

How about using online free services to convert PDF to Numbers?

You may be still thinking about online free service to convert a PDF into Numbers. Trust me, you will be get punched in the end.

Is there any online free PDF editor or PDF Converter? ---Yes, but……

We always benefit from online open source, for example the online PDF editor. Nevertheless, its function is quite limited, far weak than 3rd party PDF editors. As I tested, free PDF editor such as PDFescape and PDFBuddy are incapable of converting PDF to Numbers (Excel).

While, there are quite a lot online PDF Converters, such as FreePDFConverter, Online2PDF, PDFOnline, etc.

Do these online free tools work? ---Well……

As for the online PDF Converter, if you don’t need to convert PDF to Numbers very often, neither you are working on complicate files, then go try it. Unless, find you an expert to perform the conversion once for all.

2017-09-18 21:30:24 / Posted by to OCR PDF Mac Follow @ Connie

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