How to extract a table from a PDF file.

Learn how to extract a table from any PDF document for quick file sharing.

PDF is a great file format for sharing documents like spreadsheets — but sometimes you only need to share a single table from a big document. Sharing the entire PDF file would be a waste of time and storage space. And what if you need to make changes to the tables?

Read on to learn how to easily extract a table from a PDF document.

Extract tables from PDF documents.

If your document has a full-page table, all you have to do is extract the PDF page that has the table. This task is easy with an online PDF page extractor. For example, with Adobe Acrobat online services, you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Upload your PDF file to the page extractor tool.
  2. Select the page you want to extract.
  3. Select Extract and download the page as a separate PDF.

But what if you need to pull out a table from a page that has other information? In that case, you can extract the page and then trim it using an online PDF cropping tool.

Edit and share extracted tables.

You may have to make some changes to the table you extracted — but it can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a PDF editor. Fortunately, you can convert a PDF file to an Excel document. Here’s how to do it with Acrobat online services:

  1. Open the PDF to Excel converter and upload your PDF table.
  2. Select Convert.
  3. Download your document once the converter has processed it.

You can then edit the table in Excel. Once you’re done, you can share the table as is or convert the Excel file back to a PDF. With these methods, you can quickly extract and share tables from any PDF file.