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Is there a way to import contacts listed in a PDF to my google contacts?

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  1. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

    My office set a list of contacts in a PDF file. Is there a way to import these to google contacts? Thanks in advance for helping.

  2. jae_63

    jae_63 Well-Known Member

    It won't be trivial, and is something to be done on your computer, not your phone. You might need to use ocr (optical character recognition) to extract the text.

    Then paste the text into Excel and export it as a CSV file. Formatting this CSV file will be tricky. Then import the CSV into Google contacts.

    Pretty easy for a programmer. Pretty tough for someome who isn't a programmer.
    Crashdamage likes this.
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Good idea, using a CSV file :)

    The office might have converted their PDF from an Excel or Word file ... so maybe you can get this file ;)

    I'd not do the formating in the CSV file, I'd do it in the Excel file.
    For to know the right format, I'd a contact from my phone export as a CSV file and import it in Excel on the PC.
    After in Excel sorted the columns in the same order as my contact, I'd export as CSV file and import it on my phone or on PC to my Google contacts.

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  4. jae_63

    jae_63 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Harry, I agree 100%
  5. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

    I deliver babies for a living. No way I will figure this out!
  6. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    For someone who is familiar with Excel, this would be an easy thing.
    Maybe an IT in your office can help you :)


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