How to Convert PDF to CSV on Mac or Windows (Bank Statement Incl.)

Jose Henline
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CSV, is the short term of "comma-separated values", used to store tabular data. While PDF, is a standard format widely applied in our work. You may have a PDF bank statement and want to convert to CSV. Converting PDF bank statement to CSV can be quite easy, here, according to test results, we list 6 easy ways to convert PDF to CSV on Mac or on Windows PC, including PDF bank statement files. 

Best Way to Convert PDF Bank Statement to CSV on Mac and Windows

A Few Words about PDF to CSV Converter

To tell you the truth, I have been dealing with PDF files for my whole career life, but I haven’t come across any standalone software designed to convert PDF to CSV directly. So, I did a study these days, but found only one PDF to CSV converter software---Bank2CSV.

And I don't recommend paying for such a tool, it is mainly designed to convert your bank files to Excel or CSV with a lifetime price $199.99. A PDF to Excel converter with lower price but with extended features can perform such a conversion too, because we can save an Excel file as CSV easily. 

Cisdem PDF Converter OCR, is an all-round PDF Converter, integrating the capability to convert, create PDF files on Mac and Windows. As for its conversion feature, it allows users to convert any type of PDF, native, scanned or protected and images to 20+ formats, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Text, HTML, ePub, etc., with original file layout and formatting.

Main Features of Cisdem PDF Converter OCR

  • Convert native PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ePub, Text, RTFD, XOD, XPS, images and so on
  • OCR scanned PDF and images to searchable PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, ePub and other editable formats
  • Batch convert and OCR PDFs
  • Recognize many file languages
  • Create PDF from Word, PowerPoint, Excel ePub, Text, HTML, CHM, images, 40+ formats

How to Convert PDF Bank Statement to CSV on Mac or Windows?

  • Step 1. Download and install Cisdem PDF Converter OCR.
    Free Download macOS 10.13 or later Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7
  • Step 2. Add single or multiple PDF bank statement for conversion. You can drag and drop to import, or click “+” to add files.pdf to csv cisdem01
  • Step 3. Prepare for PDF to CSV conversion on mac. Once the PDF bank statement files are imported, choose page range and select output as Excel XLSX.pdf to csv cisdem 02
  • Step 4. Click on the gear icon to adjust the Excel setting, you can combine all pages into a single Excel sheet. pdf to csv cisdem 03
  • Step 5. Click "Convert" to save PDF files as Excel format on Mac or Windows.pdf to csv cisdem04
  • Step 6. Open the Excel file in Microsoft Excel, go to File>Save as, choose output as CSV, then save the file.  

tips: For users who want to convert scanned PDF or images to CSV, Cisdem PDF Converter can auto perform OCR on your file and save as editable Excel format, so you can convert Excel to CSV easily.

Convert PDF to CSV on Mac Free

For Mac users, there is a free solution to convert PDF to CSV on Mac, using Preview. Preview is a macOS application to open, edit and convert PDFs. You can open a PDF bank statement in Preview, then copy and paste the tables or data to a CSV document.

Steps to Convert PDF to CSV on Mac Free

  1. Open the PDF file with Preview.
  2. Select the tables or wanted parts, right click to choose Copy.copy from preview
  3. Paste the copied contents to a CSV file, or to a Excel file and save as CSV later on your mac.


  • Cannot keep original formatting
  • Cannot batch convert PDF to CSV
  • Cannot convert scanned PDF to CSV

Convert PDF to CSV Free Online on Mac and Windows

Like any one of you who want to convert PDF to CSV online free, we searched in Google and tested all the top-ranked online free PDF to CSV converters. As a result, we put together the following list of the best ones that meet our standards. But bear in mind, none of online free PDF to CSV converters can keep the original formatting, most of them are totally messed up, even the following ones just scrape through our tests.

1. Zamzar

It is powerful and surprisingly simple to use, offering a huge choice of export formats. When uploading a PDF, you can convert the file to document, image, ebook, cad, audio and webp format, inclduing CSV. If you convert a large file, you can submit your email address get a notification when done.


  1. Free to use
  2. Convert PDF to a lot of export formats
  3. No need to sign up to use the service or download the converted file


  1. Max file size 50 MB
  2. Cannot batch convert PDF for free
  3. Up to 2 free daily conversions
  4. Files are stored for 24 hours
  5. Many formatting issues, you have to manually revise

How to Convert PDF (Bank Statement) to CSV Online Free?

  1. Visit
  2. Click Choose Files to upload 1 or 2 PDFs.pdf to csv zamzar01
  3. Click Convert to start the conversion.pdf to csv zamzar02
  4. Click Download button to save the CSV files to your Mac or Windows PC.

#2 Convertio

Convertio helps users to perform effortless conversions, it can alter a vast collection of file into compatible formats that work on different systems, including documents, videos, audios, font, archive, etc.


  1. Free to use
  2. Batch convert
  3. Provide OCR


  1. Files will be stored for 24 hours
  2. Slow speed
  3. Maximum file size 100MB
  4. There are formatting issues, you have to manually adjust

Steps to Convert PDF to CSV Online Free with Convertio

  • Step 1. Go to
  • Step 2. Upload PDF for conversion.pdf to csv convertio 01
  • Step 3. Click on Convert.pdf to csv convertio02
  • Step 4. Download the file to your local drive.


Another online platform allowing users to convert PDF files to CSV is ASPOSE, it offers users a lot of file format options from PDF converters to video converters. You can access all from the Products menu at the top of the page, to export PDF to CSV, you can select Convert feature from ASPOSE. PDF 


  1. Free
  2. A lot of export formats


  1. Slow conversion
  2. Severe formatting issues than other 2 online converters

Steps to Convert PDF Bank Statement to CSV Online Free with ASPOSE

  • Step 1. Go to
  • Step 2. Click on "Drop or upload your files" to upload PDF for conversion.pdf to csv aspose01
  • Step 3. Click "Convert".pdf to csv aspose02
  • Step 4. Download the file to your local drive.

PDF Bank Statement to CSV with Adobe Acrobat

If you have installed Adobe, you can absolutely export PDF as Excel spreadsheet first, then save the file in CSV format, like any other PDF to CSV converters. Adobe Acrobat is both available on Mac and Windows platform.

Follow the steps to convert PDF to CSV with Adobe Acrobat

  1. Open PDF with Adobe Acrobat DC.
  2. Go to Tool> Export PDF.adobe pdf to csv
  3. Choose output as Spreadsheet, then click "Export" to convert PDF to Excel on mac.
  4. Open the Excel file, go to File>Save as, choose CSV as output format.adobe pdf to csv


  • No batch conversion


No matter you are going to use a free or paid PDF to CSV converter, the one finally brings you good results is the good one. But according to my personal experience and feedback from other users, a professional PDF to CSV converter can obtain better results and make the job easier. Have a try, before any commercial decision you will have to make.

Jose Henline
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Jose specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.

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  • John Winn

    You told the truth, it is hard to find a tool export PDF as CSV directly, Excel is the best intermediary format for the conversion. By the way, I won't spend that much money on Acrobat.

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