How to Convert a PDF to Excel With Freeware

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Sharing spreadsheets over multiple computer systems can be difficult if the computers aren't equipped with the same version of the software with which it was created. Sharing your documents as PDFs eliminates the need to worry about software compatibility and formatting issues. If you want to edit the information in the PDF, however, you will need to convert it back to its original format. Fortunately, there are several free programs that will allow you to convert a PDF back to an Excel spreadsheet.

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    Use the PDF to Excel website. The site has a free converter that allows you to upload your PDF file and convert it to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The converted spreadsheet will be e-mailed to you.

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    Use the free file converter found on to convert your PDF to Excel. Upload the PDF and select the appropriate file extension from the drop-down menu. You can choose either an .xls extension, which is compatible with all versions of Excel, or .xlsx, which is compatible with Excel 2007. Enter your e-mail address to receive your converted file.

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    Convert your PDF to Excel using the free PDF converter on Simply upload your PDF file and select "PDF to Excel" from the list of options in the centre of the window. Cometdocs will e-mail the Excel file to you when the conversion is completed.

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