Fastest way to spread financials in excel?

Soooo much of my time is taken up by spreading numbers in excel, and by the time that's done i'm in a rush and can't actually take the time to analyze them. Sadly i work with mostly private financials that are given to us in PDFs... i use adobe acrobat but 99% of the time the rows/columns are completely out of wack and it takes me just as much time to reorganize it as it would if i just hardcoded the numbers. What are the alternatives to this, if any?

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