You cannot freely edit the data in your PDF document with the PDF reader on yoursystem, which makes it difficult to perform statistical analyses and manipulations on any data within the document. One way to overcome this problem is to convert the document or some part of it into another format, for example, you can select a table from the PDF document and extract the data of pdf to excel file which is easier to be edited.
Which application you can use to extract data of pdf to excel?
The product VeryPDF PDF Table Extractor for Mac is the one which can help you extract data from PDF document, draw columns manually and then save as Excel file, including XLS format and CSV format. This article aims at showing you how to use the application PDF Table Extractor for Mac on Macintosh.
How to use PDF Table Extractor for Mac?
Please click here to download the application to your computer and then double click the installer to fulfill the installation work. When you double click the icon of the program, you will see the main interface like the one shown in Figure 1.
The interface can be mainly seen as four parts. The panel in the red rectangle is the preview panel for the whole input PDF document and you can see all pages of the PDF document in it. When you click some page, the selected page will be previewed in the panel framed by pink rectangle and you can use the buttons in green rectangle to zoom in or out the current page.
When you want to extract data of pdf to excel file, please click the button and then draw a rectangle in current page to select the area that you want to convert to Excel file. The button can be used to draw vertical line to create table columns. The button is used to remove the drawn rectangle, of course, the button is used to remove the drawn vertical lines.
The data framed in the rectangle will appear in the panel in blue rectangle. If you click Apply to All button, the settings will be done to all pages of input PDF file. When you click Save button, the window for saving target file will pop up like the one shown in Figure 2.
Please input the file name in Save as edit box, choose the output location in Where dropdown list, choose the output format as CSV or XLS in Files of type spin box. Then click Save button.
You can enter the homepage of PDF Table Extractor for Mac to learn more information about it. If you have other questions about VeryPDF or the application introduced in this article, you can contact our support team.