PDF to Spreadsheet Conversion

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Hourly Job
As Needed
Less than 1 week


A simple job to convert part of a timetable from PDF format to a spreadsheet, either Excel or Open Office Calc.  I've posted a quick demo on YouTube here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jGPv_uq_uc.  There are 144 tables still to be converted.  Each conversion takes less than 2 minutes to complete.  Please submit on offer price per conversion, e.g., 40 @ $0.25 each. I'll add 25% if there are no inaccuracies.


I've found the operation can be performed easily with a PDF to Excel convertor application called PDF2XL from Cogniview.  Other conversion apps I found were difficult to use for this particular conversion.  Bear in mind, the PDF2XL free evalutation version only allows for up to 50 conversions.  Here's the download page; http://www.cogniview.com/pdf-to-excel/pdf2xl-basic. If you don't have access to the full version, and know of no easier way, apply to convert just 40 files.

The PDF timetables are in this directory; http://co1m.com/_admin/proj/odesk/20121122%20ttconv/timetables/.  I only want a small part of the data from each timetable, the station route list including distances between stations.  This data is always to be found at the top of page 1.  Examples of converted data can be found here; http://co1m.com/_admin/proj/odesk/20121122%20ttconv/stations/.

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