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How to Convert PDF to Excel Without Converter for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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3 easy steps to quickly import PDF to Excel online. No converter installation, conversion nor registration is needed.

You can manually save Excel sheets to PDF from within Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, reverting this process is not the case.

And although most PDF conversions require heavy-duty, enterprise software, Smallpdf can import PDF to Excel for you - for free. You don't need to download a PDF editor to accomplish this task.

How to Convert PDF to Excel Without Converter


We've got the most prominent online PDF to Excel tool to do just this. The conversion manner will take less than a few seconds. To get you going:

pdf to excel tool

How to convert PDF to Excel without converter with Smallpdf

  1. Export PDF files to the PDF to Excel tool.

  2. Sit back and wait. It should only take a few seconds.

  3. Download your excel spreadsheet.

We've optimized our conversion capacities to assure that the original format and data transfer is accurate, as you convert PDF documents to Microsoft Excel.

Is Smallpdf free?


Absolutely. You don't even need to enter even an email address or activate any free trials. Our online service is used by over 20 million users worldwide, to convert, edit and compress documents every month, thanks to its ease of access.

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And many more, via our homepage.

Import PDF to Excel Offline


As you only cannot open the PDF file and transfer the PDF data to an excel workbook with traditional PDF readers, i.e., Preview or Adobe Acrobat, you'd need a converter.

The good news is, Smallpdf has just what you need. Download a free trial of the Smallpdf Desktop app and activate your free trial right away! Afterward:

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In case you need an offline converter.

  1. Open Smallpdf Desktop and choose PDF to Office.

  2. Choose the output format as 'Excel'.

  3. Click 'Convert File' to commence the PDF to Excel conversion.

And that's it. Since it processes files offline, the new Excel document will store beside the original PDF file.

Is Smallpdf safe?


Very much so! As a matter of fact, this is why we've accumulated such a large following. The online website adopts SSL connections to ensure that your documents are saved. Furthermore, we also remove your documents from our AWS servers, each hour after the processing is done.

The Smallpdf Desktop app processes your documents offline, so PDF and Excel files never leave your PC in the first place. :)

And lastly, the online site can be used on any operating system, for you to import PDF files to Excel format on Mac, Windows, and Linux. All you need is an internet connection to do so.

Remember, you can also convert PDF to other formats as well, without a converter with Smallpdf, for free. A full listing of our product capabilities can be accessed directly from our homepage.

Unlimited usage


If you wish to unlock unlimited access to Smallpdf, do check out our Pro packages. With an account, unlimited usage of all 18 tools will be available instantly. Furthermore, you can also process many documents, all at once, thanks to the Pro-exclusive, 'batch processing' function.

Converting everyday electronic documents could not get any simpler. We hope our online platform could be of use and don't forget to spread the words by following us on our social media pages!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf