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Convert PDF Files to Excel Spreadsheets

Have you ever read a report and wanted to do your own statistical analysis on the datasets? With FME you can extract data from your documents by moving information from PDF to Excel spreadsheets so you can work with the data in documents instead of just reading it. Simplify, add to, or combine data tables in FME to make a unique, new spreadsheet to analyze.

Extract and Edit PDF Tables in Microsoft Excel

With FME’s easy drag-and-drop workspace, you’ll be able to choose exactly what data you want to work with for your new .xlsx file. Set your PDF Reader’s parameters to read tagged tables, and voilà! Your PDF table appears. Have a scanned PDF table to convert? No worries, FME can work with that too using OCR and digitizing transformers directly within your workspace! PDF to Excel conversion have never been so eay.

PDF to Excel Before FME

Before: A PDF document with a table of data.

PDF to Excel After FME

After: The data from the PDF is extracted and converted into an Excel spreadsheet.

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Automate PDF to XLSX Conversions

Stop! There’s an easier way! Create your PDF to Excel workflows once, and run them automatically based on schedules or events of your choice using FME Server. Run your conversions in the background while you chip away at identifying what your data is trying to tell you. You'll have rows and columns full of data before you know it.
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Customize Your Spreadsheets

We all have our own specific ways of doing things. Ensure that your .xlsx files are set up exactly how you would like them in FME by setting the PDF Reader parameters to read tagged tables. Use transformers like the ExcelStyler and AttributeManager in your workflow to ensure your spreadsheets are ready to go!

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Adobe PDF documents can contain text, tables, and even geospatial layers to display maps with georeferenced metadata

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Microsoft Excel is considered to be the industry standard for spreadsheet applications featuring calculation and graphing tools for data analysis and reporting.

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FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial data. Save time by using its drag-and-drop interface to connect data from hundreds of formats and applications, transform data in limitless ways, and automate virtually any data workflow.

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