Best OCR & Converting Software for PDF to Excel
Updated May 30, 2018

Best OCR & Converting Software for PDF to Excel

Mike Costello | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PDFelement

I specifically purchased PDFelements to convert pdf files to Excel. I use another program as my PDF editor.

PDFelements works flawlessly for converting PDFs to an excel spreadsheet. Saves me hours of work manually inputting data.


  • Converts PDF files to Excel flawlessly
  • OCR very accurate
  • Easy to use to combine several PDF files


  • Have more editing tools such a creating geometric shapes, lines, circles, etc.
  • Have better markup tools for architectural plans in PDF format.
  • Saves hours of entering manual data from PDFs to an Excel Worksheet.
  • Let's me create more spreadsheets that I normally would not be inclined to attempt because of initial time consumption of entering data manually.
  • With the extra spreadsheets and workbooks created, I share these with coworkers to save time on estimating and eliminate many errors by manual calculations.
PDFelement has the best OCR and PDF converter but lacks extensive markup abilities.
  • Best for OCR & converting to other formats.
  • Not so good in plan markup abilities.


  • Rebecca Chen | TrustRadius Reviewer
    Hey Mike, Good to hear that our converter comes in handy for you! I also appreciate your feedback about the markup/geometric tools - which symbols are the most important to you? Best, Rebecca User Engagement
  • Mike Costello | TrustRadius Reviewer
    Always like to recommend great products.

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