How to Export PDF Comments into an Excel Spreadsheet (3 Quick Tricks)

Often, we need to work with comments within a PDF file. We’ll show you 3 easy methods of how to export PDF comments into an Excel Spreadsheet. To demonstrate our methods, we’ve taken a PDF file and added comments to it.

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3 Ways to Export PDF Comments into an Excel Spreadsheet

1. Using Foxit Reader to Export PDF Comments into an Excel Spreadsheet

For the first method, we’ll be using the Foxit Reader to export all comments.

Steps:

  • Firstly, from the COMMENT tab >>> select Export.

The Save As dialog box will appear.

  • Secondly, type a “File name:”.
  • Finally, press Save.

Then, a dialog box will confirm we’ve saved it successfully.

  • Press OK.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

Now, we’ll open this file in Excel. To do that –

  • Firstly, click on the File tab.

  • Secondly, from Open >>> press Browse.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

This will bring up the Open dialog box.

Now, we’ll select our comment file.

  • Firstly, select All Files from the dropdown menu.
  • Secondly, click on our file. Which is Export_Comments_Foxit
  • Finally, press Open.

We’ll see a warning message.

  • Press Yes.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

Thus, we’ll export PDF comments into Excel.

This is what the final step should look like.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

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2. Export Selected PDF Comments into an Excel Spreadsheet Using Adobe Acrobat DC

In this section, we’ll use Adobe Acrobat DC to export selected comments from a PDF.

Steps:

  • Firstly, select Comment from the right side of the PDF file.

  • Secondly, select the comments that we’ll export.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

  • Thirdly, from Options >>> select “Export Selected to Data File…”.

The Export Comments dialog box will appear.

  • Then, choose a filename.
  • Finally, press Save.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

Now, as shown in method 1, we’ll bring up the Open dialog box in Excel.

  • Select the file which is Acrobat and press Open.

This will import the selected comments into the Excel file.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

After, doing some formatting, our final step should look like this. Thus, we’ve shown you yet another method of exporting comments into an Excel Spreadsheet.

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3. Utilizing PDF Studio to Export PDF Comments as CSV File

In this last method, we’re gonna use the PDF Studio to export PDF comments as a CSV file. Then, we’ll export this CSV file to our final Workbook.

Steps:

  • Firstly, from the Comment tab >>> select the Export button.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

  • Secondly, select Comments (CSV) from the dropdown list.

  • Thirdly, click on Save.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

After clicking this, a CSV file will open with our comments.

In conclusion, we’ve shown you the last method to export PDF comments.

how to export pdf comments into an excel spreadsheet

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Things to Remember

  • We’re using Foxit Reader 7.3, Adobe Acrobat DC (2015.0), and PDF Studio 2021. If you’re using an earlier version, your interface may not match.
  • You can follow methods 2 and 3 only if you have the paid version of that software.

Conclusion

We’ve shown you 3 easy methods of how to export PDF comments into an Excel Spreadsheet. If you face any problems, feel free to reach out to us via the comment section. Thanks for reading, keep excelling!


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Rafiul Haq

Rafiul Haq

Hello! This is Rafiul. I have an engineering degree and an MBA (finance) degree. I am passionate about all things related to data, and MS Excel is my favorite application. I want to make people's lives easier by writing easy-to-follow and in-depth Excel and finance related guides here at ExcelDemy.

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