How to extract tables from PDF?

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I have a PDF catalog that has tables with product name, description, and prices on them. Is there a way to extract tables from a PDF file (with many pages), and load them into an Excel or delimited text file? I'm trying to avoid typing the product information into Excel manually one-by-one. Any ideas?
Question by:bemara57
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    Accepted Solution

    Copy-paste should work if tab separated. Otherwise perhaps post file here for someone to do it with a little script if not to secret.
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    Assisted Solution

    if you have acrobat, as opposed to just reader, you can select the table, then right click and choose 'copy as table'

    Expert Comment

    there is a free tool to do that
    here :

    also there is a great commercial program to extract pdf tables
    here is the trial versoin :

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