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Convert PDF to Excel or Word in Java

eiceblue profile image E-iceblue Product Family ・2 min read

Occasionally, you might be in a sitution where you need to extract table from a PDF document and save the table date either in a Word file or in an Excel worksheet, so that you can edit the date freely. In this article, I am going to show you how to convert a whole PDF document to Excel or Word by using Spire.PDF for Java.

Below is a screenshot of the input file.
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Install Spire.Pdf.jar

If you’re creating a Maven project, you can easily add the jar in your applciation using the following configurations. For non-Maven projects, download the jar file from this link and add it as a dependency in your applicaiton.

<repositories>
    <repository>
        <id>com.e-iceblue</id>
        <name>e-iceblue</name>
        <url>http://repo.e-iceblue.com/nexus/content/groups/public/</url>
    </repository>
</repositories>
<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId> e-iceblue </groupId>
        <artifactId>spire.pdf</artifactId>
        <version>3.8.5</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Convert PDF to Excel (XLS/XLSX)

public class ConvertPdfToExcel {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //Create a PdfDocument instance
        PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();

        //Load a PDF file
        pdf.loadFromFile("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\table.pdf");

        //Save as Excel file
        pdf.saveToFile("ToExcel.xlsx", FileForma.XLSX);
    }
}

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Convert PDF to Word (DOC/DOCX)

public class ConvertPdfToWord {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //Create a PdfDocument instance
        PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();

        //Load a PDF file
        pdf.loadFromFile("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\table.pdf");

        //Save as Word file
        pdf.saveToFile("ToWord.docx", FileFormat.DOCX);
    }
}

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