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Summary

Many people process charts with Excel and Word because they are easy to modify any data in the charts. However, if you want to modify the chart in a PDF file, you will find that the chart is not editable. How to fill in a chart in a PDF file? We show you some methods in this essay.



Method 1: Use Renee PDF Aide
Since we cannot edit the PDF file directly, we should convert PDF to Excel when we are going to fill in a chart in the PDF file. Microsoft Excel can not only edit data, but also use the functions to order the data and use the specific formulas. It is great tool to help us analyze the data. To convert PDF to Excel, we recommend Renee PDF Aide.
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What is Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide. Then, select [Convert PDF].
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Step 2: Select [Excel] and then click on [Add files] to select the target PDF file. Next, check the option [Enable OCR] to improve character recognition.
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Step 3: Finally, click on [Convert] to convert PDF to Excel. After conversion, open the converted file to edit the chart.
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Step 4: Open the Excel file and fill in the chart when converted from the PDF file.

Note: If the row height is over, click on [Home] – [Format] – [Auto Fit Row Height] to adjust.

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Method 2: Use Adobe Acrobat Pro
If you want to directly edit in the PDF file, you can try Adobe Acrobat Pro. This classic PDF editing software can not only edit the PDF files, but also create new PDF files and offer many function. Next, we will show you how to fill in a chart in a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Steps:
1. Download and install the software from the official website (link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/).
2. Open the software and click on [Edit PDF] to import the PDF file.
how to convert pdf to word and fill in chart with adobe acrobat
3. Then, at the right side, select [Add Text] and type the data. Finally, save the PDF file.
It is very convenient to edit PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Pro, but Adobe stopped updating the software in 2017. Perhaps, some safety bugs occur when you continue to use. In fact, Adobe is maintaining another application, Adobe Acrobat DC which costs much than Adobe Acrobat Pro. However, if you are not satisfied with these applications, you can try the online services.
Method 3: Use Online Services – SmallPDF.com
In addition to converting PDF to Excel with the software, we can use the online conversion services. Next, we will introduce this method.
What is SmallPDF.com?
SmallPDF.com is the professional PDF editor and converter. We can convert PDF to Word, Excel and the other formats and then continue to fill the chart. Here are the steps.
1. Get access to the website (link: https://smallpdf.com/pdf-to-excel).
2. Click on [CHOOSE FILES] to upload the PDF file.
3. Then, click on [Convert to Excel] and then [Next] to continue.
4. Finally, download the converted excel converted from PDF and fill in the chart.
It is easy to convert formats online. However, the website ads are easily covered on the contents and the uploading process is affected by the network environment. Of course, if your computer is off from the network, this method will not be available. Besides, when you want to convert the format of the confidential files, we don’t suggest you use the online converter because the files are uploaded to the website server. At this situation, we recommend you use the professional software, like Renee PDF Aide, to convert PDF to Excel.
TipsWhen the data in the charts are complicated, you shall convert PDF to Excel. But if you just want to fill several numbers in the chart, you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro to edit.
Reference: How to Convert Excel to PDF?
After filling in the chart, how can we convert Excel to PDF? Here is the method with Renee PDF Aide.
1. Make a screenshot for the excel and then open Renee PDF Aide.
2. Get into [PDF Tools].
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3. Select [PDF→Image] and click on [Add Files] to select the screenshot.
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4. Select to merge all files into a PDF or convert one image to one PDF. Finally, click on [Convert] to output the file.
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