Some documents, PDF or .doc from Microsoft Office Word are containing all the text within tables.
There is no way to remove all the tables from a document within a few clicks. The tables can be removed one by one but this is an issue if the document has a lot of content.
Here is a solution that will remove/delete all tables.
Software and web services that are required: Microsoft Office, Google Docs (can be accessed only logged into a Google account). Adobe Dreamweaver for the “find and replace” function.
Follow these steps. Open the document within Microsoft Office Word, use Control + A to select everything.
Open Google Docs and paste all the content. Click on “File”, select “Download as..”, select “HTML” (Zip).
The file should be saved as .html (web file). Start Adobe Dreamweaver, go into “coding mode”, notice the html tags (table, tr, tbody, td, etc). There should be a syntax there.
These are the tags that are opening and closing the tables. Use “Control + F” to bring the “find and replace” window, paste in there the opening tags for the table. In the replace space, leave it blank. Repeat the process for the ending table tags. The tags are table, tr and td.
Save the resulted file as .html, import it back into Google Docs and save it as .doc from there.
It is a complicated process but is the only way. All the software programs mentioned have a trial / free version available for download.