How to extract text from scanned PDF to Excel

Just by reading this article, you will get some useful information about an OCR application that you may never heard of. You will also know how to extract text from scanned PDF to Excel file which is editable. The application name is VeryPDF PDF to Excel OCR Converter which is specially designed to extract the text from common or scanned PDF document and convert them into editable PDF document.

By using the application PDF to Excel OCR Converter, you can extract text of six different languages and set the layout for output Excel file. You can also use the application to set page range for the input scanned PDF document and convert them to “XLS” or “XLSX” format Excel file.

You are recommended to use the free trial version of PDF to Excel OCR Converter by downloading it at and then please install it on your computer. The installation steps are easy and you just need to follow the installation wizard to fulfill the work.

If you really need to purchase the application, please enter its homepage: where gives you five kinds of licenses to meet your requirements.

After you install and open PDF to Excel OCR Converter, you can start to extract text from scanned PDF to Excel file. Please add scanned PDF document into the application. You need to click “Add PDF File (s)” button below the file list of the application which is shown in Figure 1. Then you will see the dialog box “PDF to Excel” pop up in which you can search for PDF document from your computer and add it into the file list by clicking “Open” button. If you don’t like this way, please find the scanned PDF at first and then drag it into the file list directly.

main interface of PDF to Excel OCR Converter

                                                                    Figure 1

In dropdown list top right, you can choose the related option which is the same kind of language with your PDF document. In “Output Options” group box, you are allowed to choose a suitable output layout. In “Output Formats” group box, either “XLS” or “XLSX” can be checked as the target format. If you want to convert the entire pages of scanned PDF to Excel, please check “All Pages” option. If you want to specify some pages and convert these pages to Excel, please check “Select Range” option and input the start and end page in “From and “To” edit boxes.

At last, you need to click “Convert” button to open “Save as” dialog box in which you are able to choose the location for the target file in “Save in” dropdown list and input the name for the target file in “File name” edit box. If you didn’t choose the output format in the main interface of application for the target file, you can also choose the right one you need in “Save as type” dropdown list. Then please click “Save” button to run the conversion from scanned PDF to Excel. Please see the dialog box in Figure 2.

save scanned PDF to Excel

                                                            Figure 2

All operations for the conversion are clearly shown above. If you still have any questions about this process or the application, welcome leave a message or come to our live chat support where we can give you a satisfied answer as possible as we can.

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