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How to Convert Scanned PDF to Excel on Mac (OS Sierra Included)

2016-12-31 10:54:27 / Posted byRosa Reyes to PDF Follow @ Rosa

“I was wondering if there is any program out there that can reliably convert scanned PDF or scanned image into an editable Excel on Mac. I've tried using but the words came out all out of order because it has the German word and English definition parallel to it. Can you recommend a reliable way to convert PDF to Excel?”

As we know it is a hassle to perform data calculation or editing in PDF files. While if we converting PDF to Excel, we are able to manage, analyze and organize data in Excel documents much easier. As you mentioned in your letter, you need one that can handle scanned PDF and image files, a professional PDF Converter with OCR capabitlity might be your best bet.

Since PDF to Excel conversions are economically significant (possibly saving hours of re-keying and checking), in this tutorial I will use OCRWizard to convert scanned image and PDF files in a simple and easy to use manner.

OCRWizard is the ideal solution to convert scanned PDF and images to a fully formatted Excel, available for editing or calculation. It retains the original table’s row and column structure allowing you to easily format and manipulate numerical data from a price-list, or analytic report.

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Step 1. Launch and add your scanned PDF and image file

After you download the program, launch it on your computer, then click to add your scanned PDF or image file.

import files into cisdem ocrwizardStep 2. Prepare for OCR

Your uploaded file will be under Preparation Mode by default. You can manually adjust the setting to get the file well ready for accurate recognition before OCR progress. Check the manual and supported languages to find more details.

Step 3.Process OCR

Click "Recognize” to select document type before OCR processing. The app will automatically marks every part of a loaded PDF or image differently based on the content of each part. Also you can manually adjust the OCR for intended outcome with those toolbars.Even, you can edit the excel by adding or deleting columns in the program. Check the manual for more.

convert scanned pdf to excel with ocrwizard

Step 4.Export to Exel

Click "Export” to save these files in XLSX. If you just want to convert specified pages, select the page range.

Useful Tip: OCR and Share Business Card
Once uploaded the business card(PDF or Image format), select “Business Card” from the down list of “Recognize", the app will automatically create a contact form. You can check if these fields are filled correctly, and rectify the mistakes manually. Click the Share button to add it to Mac Contacts or share it by Mail, Message and Airdrop. Also, you can export the business card to vCard and CSV.

useful tip using OCRWizard

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5 Responses

  • Evan

    It can extract the table from even scanned file, amazing, i don't have to re-type another complicate table any more, just save it as in excel.

    2 months ago REPLY
  • Donovan

    Thank you for your blog article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

    2 months ago REPLY
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