How to Convert PDF Tables to Word

by Foye Robinson

If your PDF contains tables, you can directly move those tables into Word. With Adobe Reader -- the free version of Adobe Acrobat -- the tables will convert as text (not within a table format) or an image. You can, however, use Adobe Acrobat to convert a PDF table and its content into an editable Word table. The "Select Table" option in Adobe Acrobat allows you to transfer formatted PDF tables into Word.


Open the PDF you want to copy in Adobe Acrobat.


Go to the "Basic" toolbar, click the "Select Text" drop-down arrow and choose "Select Table."


Highlight the table, including its borders, with your mouse by dragging it over the area you want to copy. Right-click and select "Copy Selected Table," or press "Ctrl+C."


Open a new or existing Microsoft Word document into which you want to place the PDF table.


Place the insertion point where you want the table to appear in your document.


Right-click and select "Paste" from the pop-up menu, or press "Ctrl+V" to paste the table into Word.


Click the "Save" button in the Quick Access Toolbar or press "Ctrl+S" to save the updated PDF table in Word.

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Foye Robinson is a freelance writer and Web designer with Precision Web Crafting. She shares her love for family/relationships, fitness and Web design in her writing. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University and also writes miscellaneous articles and novels.

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