PDF Forms is one of the simplest & most widely used approach for collecting the data from multiple user’s. It makes it easy for the respondents to fill & submit the data. In most of the scenarios when we are collecting data from multiple users, analyzing the collected data also becomes very important. However, analyzing the responses would be quite a nightmare if we just depend on the built in support provided by Adobe for this. This is where most of the user’s end up having a need to export the PDF Form data into an excel. One option is to manually parse all the responses & dumping it to an excel. Other options include using any of the available tools to automate the form data export to an excel. One such tool I have used is PDFelement. The latest version PDFelement 6 makes it easy for the users to batch export Form data into excel.
Steps to Batch Export Form Data into Excel
1. Download and open the software, you will find the “Batch Process” box as below, then click it.
2. Add your multiple files via clicking the “Data Extract” tab on the left side, then choose the “Mode” as you need to extract.
There are two modes you can choose. One is “Extract data form fields”, If you want to export data from regular PDF files, choose this. Another is “Extract data from scanned PDF”, that means you are extracting multiple scanned PDFs.
3. Click the “Start” button to start the process. After completing, click the “Finish” button to open the exported CSV file directly.
Moreover, PDFelement 6 comes with powerful features to help you to create, edit & process PDF Forms with ease. Following are the 4 key features of PDFelement 6,
1. Create fillable PDF Forms
Just with click of a button you can create a fillable and editable PDF form using PDFelement 6. PDFElement also comes with tons of ready to use templates which can help you to quickly get started with a Form.
2. Export Form Data into Excel
The intelligent automation features provided by PDFelement 6 will enable the users to automate the form data export into excel or csv. This feature would be very useful especially incases where we are collecting thousands of responses from a form. Without writing a single line of code or any complex steps, we can automate the form data export into excel. We can even customize the form data export process.
3. Export Data from Scanned PDFs
The manual process of extracting data from scanned PDF’s would be tedious & time consuming. PDFelement 6 can make this job much easier by allowing you to automate the process of exporting data from scanned PDF’s. You can achieve this by defining custom fields & then applying the same data extractions rules to hundred’s of scanned PDF’s.
4. Easier Text Editing
PDFelement 6 makes use of intelligent paragraph recognition technology to enable smoother editing of Text in the PDF. It comes with a instant spell checker thereby helping you to avoid any typos while editing the text. It makes it possible to edit the text without compromising on the existing page layout & fonts.
In addition to above 4 features, PDFelement 6 comes with many other useful features like full-feature PDF editor, cross-platform support, online support, tutorial, cost effective. etc. If you want to have a free try, click here>>