The catalog is an Sqlite database. If you are acquainted with databases and sql query language, download one the free sqlite managers and look for the tag table. Most of those utilities can export csv files to be read in Excel.
Users with PSE versions 6 to 8 can use the free and excellent psedbtool by John R Ellis. http://www.johnrellis.com/psedbtool/index.htm
Otherwise, from the Organizer you can export the tags and categories in an xml format : menu on the right of the keywords panel 'Save keyword tags to file...'. However I don't know how to manage that xml format.
Yes you can click on the dropdown arrow next to the green plus symbol for Keywords and save to file, but the XML format is really for importing the hierarchy into other versions of Elements Organizer.
Thanks for that precision, that's something I sometimes use.
But that does not help PKFlo... I have downloaded an xml editor, but I don't know how to use it. Maybe someone has a clue about how to extract the tags list in a simple, common format ?
It may be possible to import the XML file as a table in Excel although I've never tried it.
Thank you all for your help. I have solved my problem - with your help. Solution was simple:
Save the Keyword Tags as the XML file from the drop down arrow options of the Keyword Tags. Saved it on desktop - but I guess you can save it anywhere you want. Opened MS Excel. Click File/ Open and Selected the XML file saved earlier. In the Dialogue Box that opens up, selected the "As an XML table" option. In the next dialogue box, showing "The specified XML source does not refer to a schema. Excel will create schema based on the XML source data.", clicked OK button.
Excel now creates the table and it filles the schema as the Column names. I deleted the columns that I don't need - most of these are values expressed in hex or some other numbering system. I kept FIVE columns that have the Keyword Category and the Tags names -
tagset-item-value-name tagset-item-value-name3 tagset-item-value-note tagset-item-value-name6 tagset-item-value-note8
Now I can play with them as I need - sort, resquence, print, etc.
Hope this helps others. And, again, thank you for your help.