What's the easiest way to import a PDF table into Excel?
You get great results in two shakes of a lamb tail by using Word as an intermediary when copying data from a pdf table into Excel. A pdf file contains hints about how the table should be displayed which are copied to the clipboard and recognized by Word (but Excel does not). That why copying directly from a pdf into Excel fails but pasting into Word succeeds. When you copy from a Word table to the clipboard Word adds its own hints about how to display the dataand Excel recognizes those. Assuming that your pdf table is not a scanned image the simplest and surprisingly effective procedure is Copy the table from the pdf Copy the resulting Word table If the table is scanned in the original pdf I suggest opening the pdf file in Word. Word 213 has a pdf to Word conversion feature and Office has an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature. Between the two of them you just might be able to get an editable Word table out of the data. Once you do you can copy it and paste in Excel.
How do I extract data from an electoral roll in Hindi (and in PDF format) and present them in CSV/Excel format?
If your file is formatted as table and in vector format then you can use Adobe Acrobat standard or Professional. Go to save as and select xml (excel). nSave at your desired location and open woth excel. If you are not able to do it share sample file
Can an Excel file be added as a page to a PDF?
Yes. After saving the Excel file open the File menu and select Save as Adobe PDF. Or select Save As and choose PDF in the save as field. This window gives you options for optimizing the file and retaining your (and not making an image file). Be sure to first set your print area and page layout in the Excel file and make sure your page size and orientation match your Acrobat instance.
How do I convert Excel to an updatable PDF? For example, when I update certain cells in Excel, the PDF is also transformed on that basis.
You can convert the excel document in the PDF but it is not going to be the live document and this is why any changes made to it will not be made in PDF automatically. There are many ways of adding a price list to the document Creating file attachment such that the price list is stored in PDF document Create a PDF portfolio that includes price list and catalog Convert price list in PDF and attach it to the catalog Exporting the workbook as the Adobe Acrobat document is very useful if you are sharing the workbook with the one who is unable to use the Excel. The PDF file will make it easy for recipients to see the changes you are making each time on the workbook and PDF. Click on the File tab and access the Backstage view Click on Export and select Create PDF In Save As dialogue box select the location on which you want to export the worksheet. Enter the file name you like and click Publish As a default option Excel will export the Active worksheet only. If you wish to save all workbooks in the same PDF files then click on Options in Save as dialog box. Another dialog box of options will appear. Select the Entire Workbook and click OK For more information and shortcuts like this and for building strong muscle memory in Excel you can play with KeySkillset educational games that include more than 2 shortcuts and over 7 formulas. Learn and do all at the same time collect kudos and see your brain efficiency score raising with KeySkillset.
Why do we need Adobe Acrobat when every modern office program can save in PDF format?
Yes most of the file processor builds in the feature to save as PDF because PDF format is worked as a standard format to store and distribute information. Thought there are so many free PDF viewer to read manage pages even to sign few of them can edit a PDF I mean edit the PDF like the editing in Word. A PDF editor is required to modify a PDF file and very often such a PDF editores with a price. Fortunately there are more and more alternatives to Adobe Acrobat doing a job as excellent as Adobe but with a lower price.
How can I make nice looking graphs without specific numeric values, that is, just to analyze its properties like some figures I see in textbooks?
You can create quite nice looking figures just using Powerpoint or Excel. For more sophisticated graphs you use Adobe Illustrator or a mathematical software that allows you create precise graphs but that not what youre after. Here are a few examples created in Powerpoint To create a figure Insert New Slide with Layout Blank. Use the Shapes icon to select lines with arrow head geometric shapes or Curves etc. Use the Shift key as you draw to make the lines snap to exactly horizontal vertical or diagonal. To draw a curve use the Curve shape draw a rough curve (end with double click) then click on the curve and right-click to select Edit Points. Now move the anchor points and their handles to give the curve the exact shape you want. Work with as few anchor points as possible to get the smoothest curve just extend and move the handles to get the result you want. When you add some math notation Insert Equation or use a Text Box and manually set variables and functions in italics italic while numbers and operators in upright (roman) font to make it look as it should. Finally select all objects right click and Save as Picture. Choose picture Type pdf or png from the dropdown list to get best resolution. Copying and using Rotation and Rotation Options can save a lot of tedious formatting as in the following figure (also created in Powerpoint) To get functions to look realisticeven if the specific numerical values are irrelevantusing Excel can be more effective. The following example illustrates different cost curves in economics. To create it define a few functions and generate a table of their values for a bunch of x italic -values (output). Then use (X Y) Scatter Graph with Smooth Lines. If the numerical values are irrelevant chose Axis Format Labels None. Adding Text Boxes and Shapes (such as the small circles at the intersections of the curves) can help illustrate things. Now select (click on) the outermost frame of the graph then right-click to Save as Picture. Choose picture Type pdf or png from the dropdown list to get line-graph level resolution. N.B. I am not suggesting one should use Powerpoint or Excel to produce professional-level (i.e. publication ready) graphs. The question was about nice looking graphs for a student or possibly for teaching purposes. I hope this is useful.
What is a good, free alternative to Adobe Acrobat in Windows for creating an editable PDF?
PDF is not editable by design. In Windows three main methods to create PDFs are available Windows 1 offers Microsoft Print To PDF virtual printer . Any application that supports printing can use it to produce PDF - notepad pbrush browsers etc. Other ISVs make own virtual printers - CutePDF Bullzip DoPDF & so on There are direct alternatives to Adobe Acrobat but they are not free so I won't list them here ordered-list Also there are free libraries that can be used in custom application if you are building one (programming). Kinda method #4
How Do We Create Password Protected Adobe PDF files?
The same as below can be done in LibreOffice see below. How to add security to a PDF file using LibreOffice? If you are creating PDF by other means by say removing the fucking password Like this HowTo Linux Remove a PDF File Password Using Command Line Options or like this How to Remove a Password from a PDF File in Linux Well and on Windows there are many Shareware programs that do the same but I consider that a scam so Im not ing any of them here sorry. If you want to shoot yourself into your foot I won give advise how to do it. And I also can guarantee that you get what you pay for. And in the worst case more than you wanted to get. This whole password protection is a folly. Either you start to encrypt your file with strong encryption and passwords (use AES and 15+ character passwords to get to the real strength of AES you need about 32 random character passwords) or you can stop doing it all together. It will be removed with some hysterical laughter by anyone with a minimum of knowledge about that. I tried to teach a school kid how to do it and he was just in the fifth class. He just laughed at me. You might be able to secure your file against a nosy 6 year old secretary of course that has a note under her keyboard with her password on it and a hint where the power on switch of herputer is. But to secure it from her access you just have to move it away from the desktop. She won find her own files if they are not at that place. And she will be the only one not reading your PDF file with that encryption you are looking for anyway. What security scheme is used by PDF password encryption and why is it so weak? And here some tools to do it right 7 Tools to Encrypt and Password Protect Files in Linux And a final note if you are concerned about security don use Windows. It spitting in the face of any attempt to safe or secure any data you own. It unsafe and it forbidden to use in many corporations and governments with anything that is confidential or more. Or anything that is financial.