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How to convert PDF to XLS

Pat Krish

Joined: Mar 14, 2011
Posts: 2

I would like to the know the options for converting PDF documents to MS Excel sheets using java. The PDF are generated using the iText API. Please advice!

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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I don't think there are any. PDFs are meant for display and print, not so much for editing and data extraction. The lists numerous libraries -commercial and free- that work with PDFs, but I think the best they'll be able to do is to extract all text that's inside a PDF in an unstructured way.

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Pat Krish

Joined: Mar 14, 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks Ulf, will update this post if I find an option to extract the data from pdf and write it to an xls format.
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