Why is it that when I try to copy and paste a table from a PDF document, the table comes out disorganized in Word or Excel?
Even thoughpatibility has improved a lot in recent years the technical formats behind Adobe and Microsoft products are very different. Word doesn read coding the way it intended in Adobe and vice versa. Adobe was originally created as a graphic design program; it handles quite differently than most word processing programs doesn format columns tables or graphics the way Word does. So you can open an Adobe file in Word but it may be disorganized from the start and youll find that it's very difficult to manipulate or graphic elements unless you first convert each element to an Office-based (.net readable) format. It not a perfect system by a long stretch.
I'm having trouble copying and pasting some Chinese characters from a PDF file onto a spreadsheet. It shows up as a box (on Windows) or nothing at all (on Mac OS X) when I copy it onto any application including Excel, Google Sheets, etc. Any help?
Go into the File menu of Adobe Reader Acrobat Standard or Acrobat Pro and choose Save As. Open the new file in NotePad or other reader and try to copy the characters from there. ordered-list Check out some other answers here about the Chinese language pack needing to be installed on your machine. Maybe that is the problem. If this doesn't work choose Properties from the File menu in Acrobat Standard Professional or the Reader and see which fonts are in your Chinese language file. Compare that to which fonts you have on your system and download or purchase the fonts that missing. They are probably True Type fonts that are missing from your system. Maybe they are in the PDF but when you look to paste them somewhere else your system does not know how to represent them. nYou can also try copying and pasting to Notepad first or opening the file you created in the steps above with Notepad but telling the program that the files are UTF-8 or Unicode not ANSI encoded.
Why do banks give me statements in PDF and paper form but won't give me my transactions in a simple spreadsheet?
Original Question Why do banks give me statements in PDF and paper form but won't give me my transactions in a simple spreadsheet? italic Each of my banks (USAA California Bank and Trust Citi and Barclay) allow me to export my transactions as an .XLS or .CSV file. Either format can be opened by MS Excel (or Google Sheets app). This is a free feature and I am not subject to a fee at any of my banks for doing this. Some restrictions apply. For example Im not able to go back more than 9 days in some cases 3 days in others. So I have to make regular downloads if I want to be current offline. If youre having trouble doing this try calling up your bank online banking tech support center and asking about exporting banking data.
What should I charge for an Excel spread sheet that allows users to categorize and automatically total their credit card statement line items that they copied (from their statements which they saved in PDF format) and pasted into the spreadsheet?
What should I charge for an Excel spread sheet that allows users to categorize and automatically total their credit card statement line items that they copied (from their statements which they saved in PDF format) and pasted into the spreadsheet? italic I would charge nothing at all. To me this is the same as charging someone to tell them what time it is. And besides it is the least efficient way to go about it. A better way is simply to download the data from the credit card web site.
Does the system administrator of our company will know if I copied an Excel file/PDF file from our networked drive even if I use the "Save as" option then saving it to my flash drive rather than the conventional copy-paste or drag-drop method?
If thepany has a base Windows Networking setup with Active Directory the audit logs will show that you accessed the Excel File. Unless audit logging has been enabled on every workstation it will be virtually undetectable when you do a Save As on the file to save it to a thumb drive. But truth be told most System Administrators aren going to know who accessed what unless they have reason to access the audit logs for file access. It takes a lot of time and effort to sift through those logs. So unless a System Administrator has reason to suspect someone is stealing data they aren likely going to be looking at audit logs on a routine basis. They have a lot of other things to do with their time.
How can I export MsWord data into MS Excel?
If your Word data are in a Word table you should be able to copy and paste the data directly into Excel. Microsoft sweated the details on that conversion and Excel makes excellent use of the hints that are stored with your data in the Word table. I often need to import data from a .pdf file into Excel. You usually cannot do so directly but if you use Word as an intermediary the process works quite well. The hints that Adobe stores in the .pdf file format are used by Word when you copy from the .pdf and paste into a Word table. And Excel can then recognize the Word hints when you copy and paste into Excel. If your data are in ama or tab delimited list consider saving your Word file as .txt file format. Excel can open .txt files and displays a wizard that lets you tell it how to process the different fields (such as dates and currency).