PDF data woes
We do not provide these tables in Excel or CSV format. You will have to cut and paste from the pdf.— A government group that provides a lot of data
If you're going to provide a dataset to the public, or anyone for that matter, please don't use PDF as your one and only format. At the very least, provide it in Excel. You can easily export spreadsheets to PDF. I don't hold anything against the person who sent me this message. She was just doing her job. But organizations need to get with the times and provide data in a way that is actually usable.