How to Extract PDF Pages & Tables

When working with big PDF files, it can be hard to carefully look at the data and move back and forth between pages. Since you probably don't need all the information in the document at once, you can pull pages out of it to make two or smaller documents. That will make it easier to change the data and draw conclusions. So, here is a step-by-step guide on removing pages from PDF files and getting a smaller PDF.

When Should You Extract Pages from a PDF Document?

Before we show you how to pull pages out of PDF files, here are some times when you might need to know this trick:

If you don't need the whole document and don't have a lot of space on your computer, take out the pages you need and delete the rest.

When you demand to share a document with your coworkers, it's too big to send via Skype or email. The problem can be fixed by taking out only the needed pages when the file is too big to go through and look at the data.

How to Get Started?

First, put PDF Converter Elite on your Windows by downloading it. It can be used with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. Start the program, and then click the "Open" button to choose a PDF file to split.

Then click the Edit button. The editing sidebar will appear on the right side of the screen, as shown in the picture below.

Split PDF File

In the Pages section, choose the option to Split PDF File. When a small window pops up, you can set the number of the first and last pages.

The pages between those two numbers will be taken out when you click the Split button. You will be asked to save the pages you've taken out of a PDF. Before you click the Save button, you can choose where your file will be saved.

If you want to split a doc into more than 2 parts, you can do the whole process again.

Extract PDF Pages

That's just about it. You can pull pages out of a PDF file in a few easy steps, making it easier to analyze the document. This PDF tip is great for people who work with large documents, like data analysts, students, teachers who don't need all the materials in a PDF book, and people in other fields.

When you take pages out of a PDF, you end up with two or more different documents, each of which is smaller. Not only will it be easier to process data, but it will also be a lot easier to send files to other people through email or Skype. Do you know of any other times when this trick could be useful? If so, let us know about it below.

Table Extraction from a PDF

If you use Excel often, you'll have to deal with table structures and pie charts to see your data better. No matter what kind of data you are working with or want to use, if you know how to make a functional Excel table, it will be easier for you at work or in your personal life, and your data will be neater and better organized.

Working with Excel spreadsheets is often similar to working with PDF files. As we all know, the PDF is a good choice if you want to keep your data safe and don't want to worry that the person you want to send your worksheets to will change important information. Still, Excel skills alone aren't enough, and you'll need to test your PDF conversion skills sooner or later.

You may already know how to convert PDF to Excel since there are a lot of tools out there that do the job for you. But you can't count on these tools to help you in every situation, especially if you're working with complicated PDF tables or want to get one Excel table out of your PDF. If that's the case, you'll need to learn this extra skill: how to get data from a database. Are you all set?

Install PDF Converter on PC

To learn how to extract a table from a PDF, you will need to download PDF Converter Elite 4 and run the program once it is installed. Click the Open button on the menu bar or go to File and Open. Look through the PDF you want to change.

Is it a scanned or native PDF?

If the PDF you require to convert to Excel is a native PDF, you can move on to the next step. If it's a scanned PDF, you'll need to turn on the OCR engine first by doing the following: click on the "Edit" tab, then "OCR Options," and then "Convert Using OCR."

PDF to Excel conversion

Click the Excel button on the menu, go to the Convert tab, and choose PDF to Excel conversion. On the right side of the screen, a panel will appear that gives you the choice of three different options. In this case, you need to pick the option that says "Select Area." Then, select the table you want to change in Excel, as shown below.


When you click the yellow "Convert" button and choose where you want to save the result of the conversion, you will get an Excel table that was stuck in PDF.

This feature could be useful if you have to work with very large PDFs with a lot of tables but only need one of them.

Once you know how to convert PDF to Excel, you will never have to worry about this part of editing documents again.