If the .pdf was saved from a word (.doc) file that you can access then copy the table from the word file into an .xcl spreadsheet. Sometimes, a .pdf is saved from a .doc and the text in the .pdf is selectable. Then you don't need the .doc because you can select text from the .pdf file. However, some .pdf files are just scanned bitmap (.bmp) files that are saved as a .pdf file. In that case, use text recognition software with optical character recognition (OCR) to pull text from the .pdf file. Then paste it into a .doc and format it into a table and then copy/paste into the .xcl file.
Then when you're ready to create a table, paste in the information into the row/columns and formatting options are included. Step 1: Choose a table format This is typically a very easy step. Use Table Tools to check out your choice — you'll be able to design a table quickly. Some types of tables are available for free in Microsoft Excel, and many other tables can be created and edited in PowerPoint as well. Step 2: Pick the table type You want to choose the table format that will be most appropriate for your data. Here are a couple options: Column data — When all the data for the tables is in one column this is usually most appropriate. Row data — When there are many columns the rows can be grouped together to form a single column to reduce the number of lines needed. This is usually used for small group studies. When selecting a table.