When you need to extract tables from PDF file no matter text based PDF or image based PDF, the following article can help you do that under Mac system. By another word, the following article can help you convert PDF to Excel, PDF to word, PDF to CSV and others. The software I use is VeryPDF PDF Table Extractor For Mac , by which you can also export contacts from PDF and import them to your contact management application. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, let us check how to use this software.
- This is GUI version software, so you need to install it. When downloading finishes, there will be a pkg file. Please install this software by double clicking the .pkg file and following installation message.
- Different with Window software, when installation finishes there is not short-cut icon. When you need to launch this software, please click Finder then go to Application, where you can launch this software. The following snapshot is from the software interface, please have a check.
Step 2. Extract table from PDF under Mac system.
- The above snapshot is from software interface. Please click button Open to add PDF file to software interface. The adding process will be a little longer as it will process OCR. When adding finishes, all the pages of input PDF will be shown on the software interface.
- Please click frame icon to draw area around the table which you need to extract data from it. Then click line icon to draw lines to separate content in tables.
- If those tables in PDF are regular in format and layout, please click button Apply to All, then all the pages in PDF will be OCRed.
- Once finishes extracting, all the content extracted in the table will be shown in the bottom part. If you find there is some wrong, you can correct them. Then save the extracted content.
- By this software, you save the extracted content as Excel (.xls), (.csv) and others. Please click option Save then you can choose the output file formats.
This software supports Mac OS of v 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and later. And there is also Window version available. And the Window version is a little bit different with the Mac version, so please do not be surprised if you find Window version has more functions than the Mac version. By this software, we can extract table from PDF under Mac system easily. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.