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I'd like to copy Tables 1,2, and 3 found at the bottom of this PDF file: http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/03-13-Coverage%20Estimates.pdf into Excel. I've tried Copy+Paste but they've not come out nicely in Excel. These tables were clearly generated by Excel. Is there any sort of "inverse mapping" -- a way to generate the spreadsheets that generated these Tables?

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How'd you know they were Excel-published? –  Ellesa Jun 7 '12 at 17:42
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Try copying the table from PDF to Word first, then copy it from Word to Excel. That should get it pretty close for you. Note: depending on what version of Word you are using, you might have to convert the text to a table before copy and pasting into Excel.

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