Sunday, February 9, 2014

Html to Excel

Many websites have data in html tables. If someone wanted to copy this data into an excel spreadsheet to make some analysis or plots, it is quite tedious and not straightforward. There is an online application that can help convert any html file or webpage directly to an excel file. This is one of the only web based application I have seen online. The application is quite easy to use. Follow the steps below:

1. Click the link below to visit the application


2. You can either click the upload button and select a html file or enter a website address into the textbox and the application will pickup the content automatically. 


3. Select the output excel format. The application supports saving both xlsx and xls file formats. If you are using Microsoft office version 2007 or later, you would be OK to use either of them (but xlsx should be the best). If you are using an older version, then select the xls format.


4. Click on the convert button and a popup will show the location of the excel file to download.


ODS to XLS

ODS file format (.ods file extension) is the Spreadsheet file format of openoffice and staroffice programs. Openoffice is the opensource free alternative for Microsoft Office. However, excel still remains the most popular office suite. If you ever receive or download an openoffice spreadsheet, it is not straightforward to open it in Microsoft excel and would need a special MS office extension to be installed. 

There are some online applications which can convert any ODS file to their excel counterpart XLS/XLSX formats. One such application and the usage instructions are given below:

1. Go to the application by clicking on the link below

ODS to XLS conversion tool

2. Click on the upload button and select the ODS file on your computer


3. Select the output format you desire, either xls or xlsx. If you have the pre 2007 office versions it is better to use xls though the preferred version if xlsx.



4. Click on the convert button and a popup will be shown with the link to download the excel file.


Convert Word to Excel

Recently, I got a document (Microsoft Word format) from one of my friends which had some interesting data in a table. I intended to plot some graphs and do some analysis on the data and hence wanted to copy the table into excel. I searched for an automatic tool to do the conversion for me and found an interesting tool. The instructions to use the Word to Excel Conversion is explained below.

1. Click on the link below to visit the application


2. Select the upload button; a dialog opens to select the file on your computer. Select the Microsoft word file (both doc and docx supported).


3. Select the output excel file format. The application allows to save the data both in the old xls format and the new xlsx file. In order to preserve as much formatting as possible, select the xlsx format.



4. Click on the convert button; a popup will be shown with a link to download the excel file. Right click and choose save as to download the file to your computer.








Friday, August 30, 2013

PDFaid has a FAQ

Taking into account the various potential questions users at PDFaid can have, we have compiled a FAQ page. Please find it at the link below. Your feedback is welcome.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Svg to Pdf conversion

Svg to pdf converts vector formats (specifically svg or scalable vector graphics) to pdf. Scalable vector graphics was developed by www consortium and is an XML based vector graphics format. It is used to display 2 dimensional images and can support animation as well. Since svg format is XML driven, it can easily be searched and indexed on the internet.

This application will help you convert the svg graphics files to pdf. 

Svg to Pdf


Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click the link below to go to our svg to pdf application

Svg to Pdf Conversion Utility


Step 2: Properties of Pdf


Set the properties of the output pdf file that you desire. These properties  help in searching and indexing of the pdf. If you do not wish to change them then leave the boxes empty.

Step 3: Download your pdf


Click on the convert to pdf button and a message will be displayed giving the link to the pdf file for download. Right click on the link and choose save as to download the converted pdf file.





doc to Pdf | docx to pdf

Doc to Pdf is one of the most used and required conversions. Microsoft word is very easy to use and widely known (and used) word processor. When editing long documents (doc or docx extension) running into many pages with lots of images, the file size can go beyond the range that is currently supported by web based email services. The file size limitations in most corporate environments are also low. Therefore, it is useful to convert these doc (also docx) to pdf format so that you can easily distribute them.

NOTE: The application also supports the doc to xps conversion.

Doc to Pdf | Docx to Pdf


Follow these simple steps to convert any microsoft word document to pdf formats online.

Step 1: Go to the location of the application by clicking the link below

Doc to pdf | Docx to Pdf | Doc to Xps


Step 2: Select the doc or doc file

Click the "choose file" button and select the document that needs to be converted.

Step 3: Select the output format

As said above you can either save the doc file as a pdf or xps. Choose the option that you desire.

Step 4: Properties of pdf 


If you have chosen the output format as pdf  then this step will allow to change the basic properties (also called metadata) for your pdf file. Input the properties of the output pdf document that you desire.

Step 5: Download the output file


Click the convert button and a popup will be shown with a link to the output file (pdf or xps whichever was chosen). Right click on the link and choose "save as" to download the file to your computer.


XPS to Pdf

Xps to pdf helps convert microsoft xps documents to pdf format. Xps is a open xml paper specification and was developed by microsoft. However, in order to view xps files you would need a special xps viewer. Therefore, if you are distributing the xps file to others it is a good idea to convert the xps document into a more "standard" format that can be viewed by many without the need to install any "special" program. Since Pdf (portable document format) is a more standard format that can be viewed by many, it is advisable to convert the xps document to pdf and distribute it. Our application accurately maintains the layout, image quality and other elements of the xps and reproduce them in the pdf document.

Xps to Pdf Conversion

Follow the steps below to convert any xps document to pdf format.

Step 1: Head to our xps to pdf converter by following the link below

Xps to Pdf


Step 2: Select the Xps document


Click on the "choose file" button and select the xps file on your computer.

Step 3: Properties of Pdf


There are some basic properties like "Title",  "Author", v"Subject" and "Keywords" for the output pdf that can be set in this step. These data are the basic properties of the pdf called "Meta data" and help in the searchability of the pdf documents.

Step 4: Download the Pdf


Click on the "Convert to pdf" button and a popup will appear showing the link to the pdf document. Right click on the link and choose "save as" to download the file to your computer.