PDFelement 6.2 was launched early July. New version means new features! But what exactly is different about the latest update? Tune in to our New on 6.2 series to learn about some of our new tools.

  1. Data Extraction now available for any type of PDF in PDFelement 6.2!

PDFelement 6 has made fast and accurate data extraction accessible to small businesses and personal users everywhere. Through a few clicks, you can automatically extract data from batches of interactive and scanned, image-based PDF forms into a single .CSV file. This feature is an effective way to reduce manual data entry and quickly obtain information from thousands of documents into a streamlined, workable format.

With this new update, PDFelement 6.2 has expanded even further on this critical time-saving feature – now you can choose exactly what data you would like to extract from any type of PDF, such as a scanned document, a photo or a digitally created PDF.

Marking up a document for data extraction was restricted to scanned documents prior to the release of PDFelement 6.2.

In the example below, we extract data from a form found in a digitally created PDF:

 

Step 1 – Load up the document and click “Data Extraction,” which can be found under “Forms”. Enable the option to “Extract data from marked PDF” for a digitally created PDF document containing data you want to specify for extraction.

 

 

Step 2 – Mark up the selected data for extraction and save the template. Click the “Yes” prompt to continue.

 

 

Step 3 – Add identical documents for batch data extraction or simply click Start to proceed with a single file.

Step 4 – Finish the data extraction process and review your .CSV file.

Our new data extraction update is extremely versatile, and any organization that is looking to reduce time and costs associated with manual data entry should try this new feature.

You can read the complete list of updates available in PDFelement 6.2 for Windows here.

Have a great idea for a new feature? Let us know what you need by contributing to our Community Forum under Product Features.

 

Have you updated to PDFelement 6.2? Just open PDFelement, click “Help”  then “Check for Updates” and follow the prompts.

 

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Posted by Melissa K.

Melissa has been building her expertise in PDF technology since 2014, strengthening her technical skills in all things PDF and productivity related. On the weekends, you will find her birding and volunteering as a Nature Guide for her local community.

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