This is a tool that extracts data from PDF forms and exports to other applications in CSV or XML formats.
A-PDF Form Data Extractor is a utility program that can export data from PDF forms. The output format could be CSV or XML. It is a batch processor and does not need any help from Adobe Acrobat products. It provides a visual form fields extraction rule editor to verify and define what fields to be gathered automatically. You are able to process a unlimited number of forms in one batch. All the data extracted is output as one CSV or one XML file. Extraction rules or what kind of data is to be extracted from which part of the form is defined in a extraction rule file. These rule files can be imported or exported as need be. The program also has a visual forms field extraction rule editor for either modifying existing rules or creating new ones.
The interface is quite intuitive. Besides the usual batch list creation/editing area a part of the same display shows the form fields to be extracted. A box area below that lets you specify the rules to be used for extraction. You have a preview of fields selected for extraction also. A click on the extract all button will create the necessary CSV/XML (based on your choice). This is a suitable tool for any kind of bulk file data processing. It is easy enough that even a comparative newbie could take this on and get productive quickly. If you needed high volume forms processing help, this tool would fit the bill.