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What's the best software to convert a PDF file to text preserving its tables?

The tables might be converted into __ or ---; doesn't matter but I want to preserve them.

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PDFGenie by PDFTron has very strong table detection/extraction. It outputs to HTML tables.

The blog post Table extraction and PDF to XML with PDFGenie explains the product in more detail.

You can download the trial command line tool here.

  • Do you have any idea how much a licence can be? – Jack Jul 13 '16 at 22:27

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