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Extract Table from PDF to Excel (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to extract tables from PDF to Excel online. Simply follow the process below.

How to Extract a Table from PDF Data to Excel

For this guide, we will be employing Lido, a spreadsheet designed to automate and simplify repetitive tasks. You can set up your account for free using this link:

Step 1: Make a New Spreadsheet from the Lido files page. 

Begin by logging into Lido and navigating to the files page. Here, create a new spreadsheet by selecting the appropriate option. This new spreadsheet will serve as the workspace for the data you extract from your PDF.

Step 2: In the File Menu, select the PDF Importer tool.

Once your spreadsheet is ready, go to the File menu at the top of the Lido interface and select "Import from PDF". This tool is specifically designed to extract tables from PDF documents and convert them into a spreadsheet format.

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Step 3: Choose the PDF with the table you would like to extract.

Upload the PDF file containing the table you need to extract. Make sure you select the correct file to ensure the right data is captured.

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Step 4: Adjust the selection to cover the area of the table you wish to extract and click "Extract data".

With the PDF opened in the importer tool, use the selection tool to highlight the specific table or the area containing the table you want to extract. Carefully adjust the selection to include all parts of the table, then click "Extract data" to begin the extraction process.

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Step 5: Make sure that the table has been accurately extracted from the PDF, then click on "Insert at active cell".

Review the extracted table to ensure that all content has been accurately captured and is displayed correctly.

If the extraction is correct, click on "Insert at active cell" to place the table into your spreadsheet.

If you need to extract more tables, use the "Back" button to return and repeat the process. When finished, close the tool by clicking the "X" button in the top right corner.

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Step 6: In the three-dot menu beside the worksheet name, select "Export Worksheet to Excel".

After verifying that all necessary tables have been extracted and are correctly formatted in your spreadsheet, go to the three-dot menu beside the worksheet's name. Select "Export Worksheet to Excel" to convert your Lido spreadsheet into an Excel file.

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We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to extract tables from PDF to Excel.

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