Extract Data from a PDF Form to Excel or HTML

Extract Data from a PDF Form to Excel or HTML

Need to extract data from PDF form fields? Do it with PDFTables! We've recently made some changes which means that now you can export form data from PDF to Excel. Any comments added to the PDF in your PDF reader will also be extracted.

I will be converting a sample PDF form to Excel, which has been filled in and commented on using a PDF reader. If you would like to convert multiple PDF forms at once, see our tutorial on how to convert multiple PDFs to Excel using our API. Let's get started!

Step 1

Go to and click the Convert a PDF button to begin converting your PDF form to Excel.

Convert a PDF button

Step 2

Find the PDF in your file finder and click Open.

Choose your file

Step 3

Once the conversion has completed, click the arrow next to the Download as Excel button and select Excel (single sheet) [all pages on one worksheet] or Excel (multiple sheets) [one worksheet for each page].


Step 4

Once the download is complete, you've successfully converted your PDF form data to Excel. You can also convert your PDF form to HTML, XML and CSV.


It is also possible to extract data from PDF form to Excel using our API.

Do you have more questions?

Check out our other blog posts here or our FAQ page. Also, feel free to contact us.

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