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Copypasting or transcribing large datasets by hand is very time-consuming. Free up hundreds of hours of work with PDFTables.

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Effortlessly convert PDF to XLSX online. Or CSV, XML or HTML. If you're a coder, automate it using the PDFTables web API.

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This excellent tool helps fight through the stupidity of PDFs by extracting tables of actual data.
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PDFTables converts PDF documents into a variety of file types at the click of a button. These include Microsoft Excel (XLSX), Comma Separated Values (CSV), eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

When we convert a PDF, we use an algorithm which examines the structures in the PDF. It understands the spacing between items to identify the rows and columns. PDFTables also offers a PDF to Excel API.

You can try our PDF to Excel software by signing up for our website and then purchasing a page credit package. You will get a unique API key at no extra cost.

PDFTables offers an API. This is geared towards customers with a need to automate conversion of large volumes of PDFs, or to integrate into other applications. uses cookies to provide a service and collect information about how you use our site. If you don't want us to collect information about your site behaviour, please go to our privacy page for more information. Read about our use of cookies.