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How to extract selected data from PDF documents in a hassle-free way?

Lindsey Smith | Modified: 2021-09-09T07:34:23+05:30 | 5 Minutes Reading
Extract selected data from PDF

Are you also seeking solutions to extract selected data from PDF? Do you want to export data from PDF files? Do you want to export selected data from multiple PDF files? If your answer is Yes for the above queries, then your search will end here.

In this write-up, we are going to discuss about multiple ways to efficiently extract some selected data from PDF documents. Stay connected to this blog, to know the various methods to extract specific data from PDF.

Table of Contents

1. Manual Approach:-
a. Use Adobe Photoshop to Save Images
b. Extract the selected data from PDF using Copy and Paste Method
c. Use Adobe Reader to Extract All Attachments
2. Limitations of Manual Methods
3. Automated tool to extract selected data from PDF
4. Key- Features of the Professional Software
5. Summing Up

So, we are going to discuss all the above techniques to extract selected data from PDF in this write-up. Let’s begin with the manual approach.

Extract Selected Data from PDF Manually

We are going to mention all the manual methods in this section. But, before starting with the process to extract specific data from PDF, take a backup of all the data. Because the manual method is not that safe and secure.

Extract Images using Adobe Photoshop Tool

Follow the steps given below to extract data from PDF files:-

  • Firstly, you need to open the PDF document using the Adobe Photoshop tool like the same way you open an image file.
  • When you will open the file a screen will pop up, displaying the PDF import dialog box.
  • Now, choose all the specific images which you want to extract.
  • At last, hit the “OK” button and save the final extracted images at any desired location.

Extract selected Data from PDF using Copy and Paste Method

This manual method is one of the simplest methods to extract data from PDF files. Go through this process once:-

  • Simply, open the PDF file from which you want to extract data.
  • Choose some specific data from the PDF file.
  • Now, hit the “Ctrl + C” keys together to copy all the selected data.
  • After copying the data, open any text or document file and paste the data into that specific file.

Extract All Attachments using the Adobe Reader

Read all the steps mentioned below to extract all the attachments:-

  • The first step is to open the PDF file using the Adobe Reader software.
  • After opening the file, click on the “attachment icon” to see all the attachments of that particular PDF file.
  • After that, choose the attachments from which you want to extract data.
  • At last, go and tap on the “Save” button and choose any specific location where you want to save the files.

Users can extract selected data from PDF using all the above-mentioned manual methods. But, these methods have some drawbacks which we are going to discuss in the next segment.

Limitations of Manual Methods

  • These methods are not safe and secure to use.
  • Consumes more time and effort.
  • Does not support extracting data from password-protected or restricted PDF documents.
  • Users can’t create individual PDFs for every specific picture.
  • These methods do not provide filters to sort the items.

Manual methods have these limitations. So, to avoid them you can go for the automated tool to extract specific data from PDF. Let’s have a look at the automated tool.

Professional Technique to Extract Selected Data from PDF

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Follow the procedure given below to safely extract data from PDF files:-

  • Firstly, download and run the PDF Extractor Tool on your system
  • Hit the “Add Files or Add Folder” button to insert the PDF files

  • Click on the “Change” button to choose any desired location to save the data

  • You can remove the wrongly added files by clicking on the “Remove” option

  • Now, you need to choose the “Item Type” as per your requirement

  • After that, apply the “Page settings” to filter out the data

  • Finally, click on the “Extract” option

  • When the procedure gets completed, the software will display a pop-up screen with a “PDF files are extracted successfully” message.

Advanced Features of Automated Tool

  • Users can extract data in individual as well as in a single folder
  • Supports to download images from PDF files
  • The software allows to extract all files from PDF
  • The tool provides multiple attachment filters to sort out the data
  • Users can use the “Apply page settings” feature to sort the data
  • This tool always maintains formatting
  • Supports to create single as well as individual PDFs for final extracted pictures
  • Tool always generates a progress report
  • Users can extract PDF text on Mac OS and Windows OS
  • It allows to extract selected data from restricted files

Summing Up

In the above blog, we have discussed about the different methods to extract selected data from PDF files. We have mentioned both the manual and automated methods to extract data from PDF files. Users can go for the manual approach but as we mentioned above that it has some limitations. So, we suggest users to opt for the professional technique to extract specific data from PDF documents.