Extract text from pdf python
All of you must be familiar with what PDFs are. In fact, they are one of the most important and widely used digital media. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It uses .pdf extension. It is used to present and exchange documents reliably, independent of software, hardware, or operating system.
Extracting Text from PDF File
Python package PyPDF can be used to achieve what we want (text extraction), although it can do more than what we need. This package can also be used to generate, decrypting and merging PDF files.
Note: For more information, refer to Working with PDF files in Python
To install this package type the below command in the terminal.
pip install PyPDF2
Let us try to understand the above code in chunks:
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How do I extract text from a PDF in Python?
pdf reader object has function getPage() which takes page number (starting form index 0) as argument and returns the page object. Page object has function extractText() to extract text from the pdf page. At last, we close the pdf file object.
How do I extract data from a PDF in Python?
There are a couple of Python libraries using which you can extract data from PDFs. For example, you can use the PyPDF2 library for extracting text from PDFs where text is in a sequential or formatted manner i.e. in lines or forms. You can also extract tables in PDFs through the Camelot library.
How do I extract text from a PDF?
How to Extract Text from a PDF.
Open the PDF Document you wish to convert..
Go to the Convert Tab > Convert To > Text on the toolbar..
Choose a file name and location to save the .txt document that will contain the extracted text..
Click Save to extract the text and to the file selected..