3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2012 4:00 PM by dave_m_k RSS

    Adobe ExportPDF

    bridge pro Community Member

      The Adobe ExportPDF is not working as easy as I hoped.  I have been trying all day to convert a PDF into a Word & Excel document. Only part of the document converts.  The Excel conversion is a mess as the spacing is way off.  Please help.

        • 1. Re: Adobe ExportPDF
          dave_m_k Adobe Employee

          Good day,


          Sorry to hear you're having trouble.  If your documents already have renderable (selectable) text, I would recommend trying your conversions with OCR turned off.  To do this, uncheck the 'Recognize scanned text in' checkbox prior to uploading your file for conversion.  If the formatting in your converted documents is off, it's important to know that the quality of the output from the service is tied to the quality of the input.  You can learn more here: Will Adobe ExportPDF convert both text and formatting information?


          Please let us know if you have any questions.


          Kind regards,


          • 2. Re: Adobe ExportPDF
            bridge pro Community Member

            OCR is not available on my system, so I am guessing it is turned off.


            Any other suggestions? 


            I was hoping this program would allow me to scan a document, save as PDF, and convert to excel.


            I am sad to say, it is not working that easy.




            Thank You,


            Paula Miller


            Administrative Assistant


            V.O. Menuez & Son, Inc.



            • 3. Re: Adobe ExportPDF
              dave_m_k Adobe Employee

              Good day Paula,


              To turn off the OCR function, when you convert your file, uncheck the 'Recognize scanned text in:' checkbox. 


              ExportPDF doesn't have any sort of interface with scanners itself.  Many scanner manufacturers have the option to scan directly to PDF though.  For these files, you'll want to OCR the documents though, otherwise the conversion to Excel will simply be an image.


              Kind regards,