A quick guide to converting PDFs to CSV.

PDF spreadsheets can be difficult to edit and upload. Learn how you can quickly convert your spreadsheets from PDF to CSV.

CSV is a popular spreadsheet file format that isn’t dependent on any particular software. The same goes for PDFs, but with one crucial difference — PDF files can be difficult to edit or upload to certain systems. An easy solution is to first convert your PDF to a CSV file.

This quick tutorial teaches you how to convert any PDF file into a CSV with Adobe Acrobat DC.

Turn your PDFs into editable spreadsheets.

Instead of going directly into CSV, it’s a good idea to first convert your PDF to an Excel file. CSV formatting is rather sensitive, and doing a slight detour lets you eliminate any possible formatting errors. Here’s how it works:

  1. Launch Acrobat and open your PDF file.
  2. Select the Export PDF tool from the menu bar on the right.
  3. Select the Excel file format from the Convert To drop-down menu.
  4. Select the Convert button.
  5. Name your Excel file and select Save.

You can now open your new Excel file and check that all the data displays correctly. Once everything looks correct, simply save your spreadsheet as a CSV file and you’re done.

Up your PDF game.

With Acrobat, you can convert your PDFs to many other file formats, from Word to picture files. You can also edit and reorganize PDFs, add text and comments, and much more.

Explore everything you can do with Acrobat DC today.