Aspose.OCR  for .NET

Convert PDF to XLS in C#

Perform optical character recognition on PDF document and save text as PDF document using Aspose.OCR for .NET library.

How to convert PDF to XLS using C#

Aspose.OCR for .NET is a powerful yet easy-to-use and cost-effective library for converting PDF images to XLS documents. Supporting 26 languages based on Latin, Cyrillic and Chinese, its state-of-the-art optical character recognition engine provides superior recognition speed and accuracy, while isolating you from formulas, neural networks, and other complex technical details. It allows you to add OCR functionality to your .NET applications in less than 10 lines of code.

Aspose.OCR for .NET

processes scanned images or even smartphone photos in PDF format and creates PDF documents containing recognized text. To add it to your project, you just need to install the Aspose.OCR


package in your project with the following command:

Package Manager Console Command

  PM> Install-Package Aspose.OCR

Steps to Convert PDF to XLS

With .NET OCR and just a few lines of code, you can create full-featured application that converts an PDF image to XLS document:

  • Create an instance of AsposeOcr class
  • Call AsposeOCR.RecognizeImage method
  • Pass the PDF file path as parameter
  • AsposeOCR.RecognizeImage returns a String or file of XLS type

System Requirements

Before running the example, make sure that .NET API compatible with NET Standard 2.0 specification is installed on your system and all external dependencies of Aspose.OCR package are referenced in your project.

  • NET Standard 2.0+ compatible solution
  • Aspose.OCR for .NET referenced in your project.

This sample code shows PDF to XLS .NET Conversion

// initialize an instance of AsposeOcr
AsposeOcr ocr = new AsposeOcr();
// recognize image
string riText = ocr.RecognizeImage("template.PDF");
// print text
File. File.WriteAllText("document.XLS", riText);
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