Tips for Converting to Excel
The conversion from PDF to Excel will only work for simpler PDF documents. In my example I had a simple formatted data table. Word can easily convert this to editable text which can be copied to Excel, but more adventurous layouts won’t work as well.
For example, if you had export a bar chart from Excel to PDF and import the PDF to Word, you could certainly copy that chart back to Excel, but the underlying data is lost in the translation. To Word, it just looks like you’re importing a static picture.
However, if you have both a data table and graph, you will still be able to convert the data table from Excel to PDF back to Word, back to Excel without any issues. Again, any charts you have can be copied, but they won’t be tied to the underlying Excel data – it’s just an image.
I hope you’ve learned a bit about converting between PDF and Excel documents – feel free to leave comments on the results you experience below.