I have an editable pdf form which clients use to apply for services. Once they have completed filling out the pdf form, I want to export the data into an Excel template to verify and validate the data. The excel file is formatted to look similar to the pdf with additional columns used by the reviewer to validate the data.
I need to map each field in the pdf to a particular field in the excel template. Basically I'm looking for a data mapping tool I can use to be sure the pdf data maps to the exact field(s) in excel.
I don't see how to do that in the export tool. Can a 'mapping file' be created in Adobe to do this or should I start looking at 3rd party tools?
Acrobat can't do that. It can export the data to a new CSV file, which you
can then import and manipulate in Excel using macros, but it can't export
the data directly from a PDF to an existing Excel file with a specific
On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 9:42 PM, sarar43665049 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You cannot export from Acrobat to Excel, but you can import data from a PDF form into an Excel document if you write some VBA code. Take a look here for some sample code that reads and writes from/to a PDF form: Reading PDF Form Fields with VBA - KHKonsulting LLC As you can see from the timestamp on that blog post, I've been using this method for years now. If you need any help with implementing such a solution, that's what I do for a living when I am not answering questions here