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i have a scanned pdf document (source is just 100 sheets of paper) that i would like to convert to excel.

The trouble i am having is when i do the OCR function from adobe standard x it doesn't seem to pick up all the text correctly which makes for an ugly xlsx file.

Do any of you have any software that might do the trick or perhaps have some ideas to try?

I have been through multiple tutorials on the web and nothing seems to work well.  Thanks!
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I've had excellent results with this free online tool:
http://www.pdftoexcel.org/

It does a good (but not perfect) job of maintaining the formatting, which is always the trick with any PDF to Excel (or Word) conversion. I don't know if it will work well on your document, but it's worth a (free!) shot. If you do like it and would prefer a local install rather than the online tool, it is available for purchase and download (and it has a 7-day free trial):
http://www.investintech.com/prod_downloadsa2e.htm

Another product worth trying is A-PDF to Excel:
http://www.a-pdf.com/to-excel/index.htm

It's not free, but is reasonably priced at $39 USD, and it offers a free trial so you can see if it works on your doc before buying it. Regards, Joe
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so far so good i think you get the points Joe but i need to talk to the user that actually requested this what there thoughts are.  Thanks for the quick response.  Happy Halloween!!
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Take your time...I'm in no rush for the points...make sure the user is satisfied. Happy Halloween back at you! May you have all treats and no tricks. :)   Regards, Joe
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I ended up paying for the pro version of that software which saved us many hours!!!  Thanks Joe!
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You're welcome...I'm glad you're happy with it. Free is always nice, but when you can save lots of time, spending some money is a wise move. Regards, Joe
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