The most common methods are: Add/Remove rows and columns to convert a PDF document into Excel. Create a formula to calculate the total number of formulas in the document. You can download the entire series of articles from the Microsoft Office Blog (which covers almost every option the user can explore). How to convert PDF to Excel (without loss of formatting) — Part 2 — How to Convert PDF to Excel using the Add/Remove Row/Columns tool You can use the Add/Remove Row/Columns tool included in the PDF to Excel series. It's a great tool, but it can be very confusing at first. Once you get the hang of it, the tool is relatively easy to use. To use the Add/Remove Row/Columns tool, follow these steps. Step 2. Convert PDF to Excel — Part 2: How to Convert PDF to Excel using the Add/Remove Row/Columns tool In Acrobat, Go to the “Add” tab. Drag files from PDF into the window (for example, Drag a PDF from My Documents into Acrobat and press the add button). Choose ‑Add‣ ‐Row&Columns‣. From the list of rows and columns, select “Rows & Columns” to add the rows and column. Select the “Data Source” for your PDF document. The file location is shown in data Source. Enter the name of your file to open. Click Done. Note: You can add rows and columns to a PDF document at any time. However, the process of adding rows or columns to a PDF becomes more complicated when using a spreadsheet app to manage, insert, or delete the rows/columns. We do explain Excel spreadsheet support for PDF and PDF file formats here. How to convert PDF to Excel — Part 3 — How to Convert PDF to Excel using Text to Columns tool To make the process of creating text columns (or “row labels”) a little easier, you can use the Text to Columns tool included in the PDF to Excel series. Follow these steps. Go to PDF to Excel. Click on File ‑PDF‣ grows › ‑Text2Rows‣ in the row ribbon bar. Select ‐Text2Rows‣. The ‑Text2Rows� text appears in the dialog box.