Convert tables from a PDF to Excel, Google Sheets, or any other spreadsheet software

By Kaitlin Cunningham
Never re-type tabular data cell-by-cell again! Now you can use Snip to convert tables in PDFs or images into Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Numbers, or any other spreadsheet software.

Using the TSV format

Snip (which can be downloaded here) now returns a TSV format whenever a Snip contains a table.
TSV stands for Tab Separated Values, and it is a format that can be copied to your clipboard and then pasted directly into a spreadsheet.
In order to use the TSV format, click this button:
The Copy TSV button

PDF to Excel

Here is an example of extracting a table from a PDF, and then pasting the TSV result into an Excel spreadsheet:
Example pasting TSV data into Excel


You can paste TSV into:
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Sheets
  • Numbers
  • any other spreadsheet software

Try it!

You can try out this new table feature with your app on some convenient examples in our Snip User Guide.


We are continuing to improve this feature and always appreciate your feedback! Email us anytime at or tweet at us @MathpixApp.