Okay not the most exciting topics ever approached but hopefully this is useful.
- Open ArcMap and Excel
- ‘Right-Click’ on your polygon layer in ArcMap and select “Open Attribute Table”
- Now Click on the Options button and then “Select All”
- In the right left* hand grey column (see the small black arrow? click there) ‘Right-Click’ to see this menu:
- Now switch to a blank workspace in Excel and paste your data, voila!
Okay you can export this data as a file but after step 3, select ‘Export’ and select your file format dbase, txt, File and Personal Geodatabase tables. I tend not to use this method as I find copy and paste far simpler.
Updated: Click on the left column/border (in grey), thanks to Pepix for spotting my error, apologies for any confusion.