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How to convert a PDF to Excel online

Follow these easy steps to turn a PDF document into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:

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  • Click the Select a file button above or drag and drop a PDF into the drop zone.
  • Select the PDF you want to convert to the XLSX file format.
  • Watch Acrobat automatically convert your PDF to Excel.
  • Download the converted file or sign in to share it.

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Turn PDFs into Excel files

Use our PDF to Excel converter to turn your files into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Simply drag and drop your PDF, then download the converted Excel file with a click or by signing in.

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Convert PDF to XLSX fast

Turn a PDF into an Excel file in seconds with the Acrobat PDF converter tool. Acrobat transfers your PDF tables and other content into Excel rows and columns that you can edit.

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Edit your Excel file for free

After you convert your PDF document to XLSX, you can edit the file in Microsoft Excel for the web right from Acrobat. All you have to do is sign in.

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Easily download or share

Download your new Excel document onto your desktop or share it with a friend or colleague after signing in. You can also collect everyone’s feedback in a single file online.

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Work on any platform

You can convert PDFs into Excel documents using any web browser. The conversion process also works on any operating system, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.

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The best PDF to Excel converter

Adobe invented the PDF file format and delivers high-quality online PDF tools. When you want to work with the best, give our Acrobat tools a try.

Questions? We have answers.

Will the converted Excel file show the content from my original PDF?

As the inventor of the PDF file format, Adobe makes sure that the Acrobat PDF to Excel converter tool creates a high-quality file you can work with on Mac or Windows. The Acrobat functionality transfers your PDF data and content right into an editable Excel spreadsheet, where you can edit the rows and columns.

You can also try Adobe Acrobat Pro for free for seven days to convert images like PNG files, edit PDFs with optical character recognition (OCR technology), add annotations, split PDFs, reduce file sizes, convert Microsoft 365 files to PDF and export PDFs to Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

What’s the difference between XLS and XLSX?
The XLS and XLSX file formats are file extensions used by Microsoft Excel. The XLS file format is an older format used by Microsoft Excel 2003 and earlier. With the release of Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft introduced the new XLSX file format based on the Open XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) standard. If you have Microsoft Excel 2003 or earlier, you’ll need to download the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to open, edit and save XLSX files.
How do I open my file after converting from PDF to Excel?
It’s easy to open converted files. After the PDF to Excel conversion, download your new workbook. Then launch Microsoft Excel, choose Open from the File menu and select the converted file. You can also sign in to Acrobat online services to save your converted Excel document to Adobe cloud storage for quick online access from anywhere or to edit it using Microsoft Excel for the web.
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