It seems to edit the content of a scanned PDF file is impossible in Windows 8. Is it true? I don't think so. But to achieve this task, you need to convert this scanned PDF file into an editable document, like a Microsoft Excel document. What tool should you use to convert PDF files to Excel in Windows 8? I happen to know a very powerful PDF to Excel Converter, which is named Wondershare PDF to Excel Converter Pro. This converter is equipped with OCR feature empowering you to extract tables to customized Excel document without losing the original PDF formatting and layout. Sounds really powerful, right? In the following section, there is a tutorial about how to convert scanned PDF files into MS Excel worksheets with Wondershare PDF Converter Pro in Windows 8 by steps.

Are you ready to go for a shoot? Then let's try.

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch this PDF Converter

Click the green Download bar to get the installation package of Wondershare PDF Convert Pro on your computer. When you get it, install and launch this scanned PDF to Excel converter tool. As you may notice, it provides you with two versions. One version is for Windows users, and the other is for Mac users. You can download either one of them according to your need. Below we are going to take Wondershare PDF Converter Pro for Windows, which is fully compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, as an example. For Mac users, the steps are generally all the same.

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Step 2: Import scanned PDF Files and Enable OCR function

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After you launch the scanned PDF to Excel converter tool, a primary window will appear. Then you can drag and drop scanned PDF files to the tool. Once you finish adding a PDF file, a dialog will show up asking you to select the right language for the scanned PDF file and to enable the OCR function. There are several of languages available, such as English, Dutch, French and so on. Just select what you need and enable OCR function. Please note that if the scanned PDF file is in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean, you need to press the Download and Install link to get the OCR component.

Step 3: Choose Microsoft Excel as the output format

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On the right side of the pane of the primary window, select Microsoft Excel as the output format from the drop-down list. You can tick off either to export each PDF page to a single sheet or to combine all the pages into a single sheet by clicking the Advanced setting icon.

Step 4: Convert scanned PDF files into Excel sheets easily

When everything is ready, click the Convert button to start the scanned PDF to Excel conversion. As the OCR runs, it might take a few moments to complete this conversion task. When this conversion is over, go to the output folder to check the Excel documents.

Just try Wondershare PDF Converter Pro now to convert scanned PDF to Excel by yourself.

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