Extract Data from PDF to Word

How to Extract Data from PDF to Word

December 28, 2017 11:45 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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It's undeniable that Word is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) document format in the world today. It means that most of the computer users use Word to edit their documents. Unfortunately, Word has one big flaw. The highly editable nature of it makes it impossible to keep the consistency of the formatting across different computers. To do that we use PDF.

That's why PDF is popular for sharing documents across different devices and platforms. PDF will give you the same look and feel of the documents no matter where you open them. The vow to keep the formatting consistent is why PDF is by design difficult to edit. PDF also gives users extra features to protect the documents by passwords.

The problem arises when you need to move between these two formats. While creating a PDF from Word is as easy as "printing” the Word document into PDF, extracting data from PDF to Word is much more challenging. The difficulties are multiplied when the PDF documents are password-protected.

But fear not as there are tools to help you do just that. Let's look at them.

Part 1: Remove the Password If Your PDF File is Password Protected

iLovePDF seems to be in love with PDF files as it allows you to perform a number of actions on your PDF files. The site lets you merge PDFs, split PDFs, compress PDFs, convert many popular document types to PDFs, watermark PDFs, and the list goes on.

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The first problem that you need to overcome is password-protected PDF. If your PDF files are not protected or if you already know the passwords, please feel free to continue to the next step. But if you come across locked file, you need the help from PDF Password Recovery. The app will help you remove PDF open password as well as remove printing, editing and copying restrictions. It removes passwords protecting PDF files created with all versions of Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF application.

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  • After downloading and installing the app, launch it and in the main interface click "Add PDFs" to import PDF files you would like to remove the restriction for.
  • Then choose where you want to save the result files. You can choose to save them in the original location or choose another one. Click Start and let the app do its magic.
  • start the password removing process

Part 2: Extract Data from PDF by Convert the PDF into Word

When the PDFs are not restricted by password anymore, you could use PDF Converter to convert them to another format, including Word document. Tenorshare PDF Converter is the most powerful and practical tool for you to convert all PDF files to Microsoft Word, Excel and PPT with one-click and vice versa. It has high performance with advanced features.

  • Download and install the app. Then open it and click Add Files to import the PDF files that you want to convert.
  • add PDF files to convert
  • Select page range you would like to convert and tick the output format: RTF or DOC. Then click "Browse" to locate your output folder for your destination files.
  • several converting options
  • Finish the process by choosing the Convert button. After completed, the finish dialogue window will appear. Click "Open File" button to view the converted file or click "Close" button to close the screen.

That’s all for how to extract data from the PDF file to Word. You can also read on How to Extract Data from PDF to Excel if you would like to.

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