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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.
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.
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