A fairly straightforward task for PDF tools, this list of customers of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff must be converted into a sortable spreadsheet. As the data is already presented in spreadsheet format, most tools should be able to handle it.
DESIRED OUTCOME: Sort and filter the resulting spreadsheet to find all of 29 entries of the Shapiro family's trusts run out of Palm Beach, Fla.
OmniPage did a poor job converting this list of Bernie Madoff's customers with the software's default setting. But because the document was so uniform, quickly defining and applying a template resulted in a spreadsheet that looked identical to the original PDF.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
The consistent formatting of this listing of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff's customers made converting the document into a sortable spreadsheet an easy task for Monarch.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Conversion of this simple table of Bernie Madoff's customers is quick, easy and accurate with Able2Extract. Column alignment is perfect and the text conversion is perfect as well.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
PDF2XL OCR had no trouble with this document, a simple lined table of Bernie Madoff's customers and their addresses. Using the program's auto-detect feature, the 163-page document took only seconds to convert.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
It takes less than a minute for Adobe Acrobat to transform this lined PDF table of Bernie Madoff's customers into an almost perfect spreadsheet reproduction. The resulting Excel file is clean and complete, requiring a little effort before journalists can dive into the data.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Pdftotext easily converts this list of former Madoff customers into a text file optimized for fixed width delimiting in Excel. The program's -layout command, which creates an output file identical in format to the original, is key to this result.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Cometdocs did a good job converting this simple, lined table into a sortable spreadsheet requiring minimal cleanup. Nothing standout here, but certainly fast and easy if you're looking for something quick.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Even though Zamzar did a decent job converting the data in this 163-page file of Bernie Madoff's customers into spreadsheet format, the entries were spread across 163 separate sheets.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Although it captures the data and formats it perfectly, Nitro splits this table of Bernie Madoff's customers over more than 100 pages. That kind of cleanup means a lot of work or a little programming knowledge.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Tacking a 163-page, lined document results in sluggish conversion time and multiple cluttered spreadsheets that prove impossible to sort and filter.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »