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How to Extract Tables from PDF on Mac/Windows?

Received a PDF table with wrong data that you must correct the information before you send it to your boss. However, PDF document is read-only and not allowed to be edited. In that case, you have to search for a way to make PDF tables editable. You are lucky. In this article, we will show you how to extract tables from PDF files and save them as Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

You need a PDF Table Extractor. PDF to Excel Converter allows users to extract tables from PDF documents and save the extracted tables as new documents like XLS, with all original layout and elements preserved. In order to meet different requirements of users, the program comes with Windows and Mac versions. Here, we will set Windows version as example. If you are a Mac user, you can go to free download the PDF Converter for Mac.

Preparation: Click the button below to free download the PDF to Excel converter software.

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Guide: How to Use the PDF Table Extractor Step by Step?

Step 1. Add Source PDF Tables
Install and run the PDF Table Extractor, click "Add Files…" button on the top of the panel to upload the target PDF files into the program. You can import more than one PDF file for batch conversion to save your time.

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Step 2. Customize Outputs (Optional)
If you want to keep the formatting of the output Excel worksheets, you can click the "Options" button from the top menu to check the corresponding option. By hitting the column beside the selected PDF file, you could define pages and page ranges to convert. After that, you can choose an output folder to save the converted files as you like.

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Step 3. Start to Extract Tables from PDF
Finally, click the big "Convert" icon to start to convert PDF table to Excel table for further editing. The conversion can be finished very soon, generally in a few seconds.

When the conversion finishes, you can click the "Open" button to locate the destination folder and check the converted Excel tables. You'll be amazed to see all the text and numbers are perfectly preserved in the converted files.

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