How to Convert PDF to Excel Online

The PDFTables tool can save lots of time, instead of copying-and-pasting each cell.

Our algorithm can 'see' tables, and understands the spacing between items to identify the rows and columns, much as your eye does when you scan a page. You can use this tool in your browser to extract tabular PDF data, and this guide will show you how.

If you'd like to use VBA to convert PDF to Excel, take a look at our how-to VBA guide.


  1. 1
    PDFTables homepage.
  2. 2
    Click “CONVERT A PDF”
    What the PDFTables conversion button looks like on the home page.
  3. 3
    Find the PDF file on your computer
    Windows file open dialog with a PDF highlighted.
  4. 4
    Check the preview looks OK
    Sample preview of a table extracted from a PDF to Excel spreadsheet.
  5. 5
    Download it as Excel
    The Excel spreadsheet download button.
  6. 6
    Well done, you’ve successfully converted a PDF with tables to an XLS file!
    Screenshot of a spreadsheet that has been extracted from a PDF in LibreOffice Calc.

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