In PDFs in Preview I can select individual columns of tables by pressing the option key while dragging. This selects individual columns like this:

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However, pressing the option key while dragging in a web page doesn't work and dragging just selects all cells of a table like:

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Is there a way to select individual columns of tables on web pages?

  • What website is that so I can try. – Ruskes Mar 5 at 18:43
  • Those are .PNG (pictures) you can NOT select individual Columns ! Contact the Author. researchgate.net/figure/… – Ruskes Mar 5 at 19:14
  • Hi the PNG images above are just screenshots of the PDF that I used for this question. I need to know how to select columns in tables of web pages – luciano Mar 5 at 19:30
  • Even in Safari those are just PGN. – Ruskes Mar 5 at 19:42

If you're OK opening the HTML page in Chrome, then just use the CopyTables extension in Chrome:



In the Safari website those are (images). You can not select individual column.

However if you download the Article in PDF format then open with Preview.


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