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XY coordinates efficient way to copy

XY coordinates efficient way to copy


I get XY coordinates of point features delivered to me in PDF format, this means that to bring them into ArcGIS I manually have to enter them first into an excel spreadsheet.

Is it possible to copy the coordinates straight from pdf?


As you've probably discovered, copying tables from a PDF and pasting into a spreadsheet doesn't work very reliably; Libreoffice seems to have a better chance of parsing the table and creating a usable spreadsheet (that you could then save as CSV or open directly in QGIS).

More reliably, use SmallPDF.com's PDF to Excel converter (or PDF to Word for documents that have more than tables).