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5. Manipulating PDF Files > 55. Easily Attach Your Document’s Tables

Easily Attach Your Document’s Tables

Pack your document’s essential information into its PDF edition.

Readers copy data from PDF documents to use in their own documents or spreadsheets. Tables usually contain the most valuable data, yet they are the most difficult to extract from a PDF [Hack #7] . Give readers what they need, as shown in Figure 5-4, by automatically extracting tables from your source document, converting them into an Excel spreadsheet, and then attaching them to your PDF.

Giving your readers live data to work with
Figure 5-4. Giving your readers live data to work with

Copy Tables into a New Document

In Microsoft Word, use the following macro to copy a document’s tables into a new document. In Word, create the macro like so.


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