Table Capture is a free Chrome extension that allows users to copy entire HTML tables displayed on single Web pages and paste them in a spreadsheet or export them to Google Docs.
The extension appears as an icon in Chrome's URL bar when HTML tables are present on a page and lists them in a dropdown menu, which highlights the tables on mouse-over.
From the developer:
Chrome itself actually does a great job of copying tables to the clipboard when selecting, copying and pasting tables natively, but often selecting all of the cells is tedious and if you're a Google Docs user, this just saves time.
May 6, 2012//
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