A simple command line tool to modify papers in PDF format. Can also create new articles from PDF(s).
For comprehensive guide in Swedish, as created for Redaktionen at E-sektionen, see
HeHE-maker is now capable of writing its' own articles! Check out the -aa flag for more information
HeHE-maker is a simple command line-tool to create a paper to be published in printed and/or web form. Simply create the pages you want, order them in an otherwise empty directory/folder (simply naming them 01.pdf, 02.pdf, 03.pdf etc. is enough) and let the script create printable versions, as well as web versions, for you! If more than one page happens to be in the same PDF-file, for example if an article has two pages in the same file, HeHE-maker will take care of this for you.
This program is part if the Python Package Index (PyPi) and can easily be installed and run using
pip. Start by installing Python 3.x from here, and run
python -v in your console and make sure everything looks reasonable. Then run the following commands:
pip install hehe-maker
Done! You can now use HeHE-maker by typing
hehemaker followed by arguments (according to "Running the program" below)!
Running the program
hehemaker -i "<path to input>" -o "<path to output>" and the script will create print.pdf and web.pdf at the specified path. The path can either be full, like
C:\\User\\...\\example or relative, or be omitted for HeHE-maker to default to the current directory.
If you are on Windows and this fails, check to see if Python and Python/Scripts are in your PATH-variables (Swe: MiljÃ¶variabler).
Further functions and flags
HeHE-maker can do much more to facilitate the publishing of a paper by using flags to set functions. These are written before the input and output paths. They are as follows:
- This list not helpful enough? Use
- To specify input and output path, use
--outputrespectively). For example, running
hehemaker -o "C:\\Users\\<some user>\\Desktop"will assemble the pages in the current directory and output them to the desktop.
- To suppress the requirement for the number of pages to fit nicely on the print format, use
--force. (This is only necessary when running in normal mode, i.e. not using other flags)
- To get only specific pages of PDF(s) in a directory, use
--getand specify which pages you want.
- To convert from a printed version to a web version, use
- To remove one or more pages use
--removefollowed by the page number(s) to be removed. Example: To remove the first and last page of a 12 page file, use
hehemaker -rm 1 12 -i "<path to input>" -o "<path to output>"
- To insert pages into an existing file, use
--insertfollowed by the path to the pages to be inserted, and
--index) followed by where the pages should be inserted. Example: An article saved in "C:\Users\Hacke\..\article" is to be inserted at page 3. Use
hehemaker -ins "C:\\Users\\Hacke\\..\\article" -x 3 -i "<path to input>" -o "<path to output>"
- HeHE-maker can generate .txt files of new articles using Markov chains. Simply use
--autoarticle(and specify the number of sentances wanted, defaults to 40) and HeHE-maker will use the PDF files at the input directory to create a new article using computer magic and save it at the output directory. Note that this works best with a lot of samples! This can take a while (but still faster than writing the thing yourself! If I were you I would also go through the text and remove unforseen syntax errors (I am just a man and this script is just a burning pile of garbage). HeHE-maker can also extract files in the
.txtformat, and will create a
.txt-file when done extracting from PDF(s). This way,
-aacan be used on this text file instead in the future, speeding up the process!
Using relative paths (Recommended)
HeHE-maker is capable of using relative paths to find the directory/folder of your input/output. As default (i.e. no input and/or output is passed), HeHE-maker will set the current directory/folder as both input and/or output. For example, if all pages to a paper is saved in a folder at
~/Documents/HeHE. If we position ourselves in that directory and run
hehemaker, we will create
web.pdf in that
Little Timmy has an old printed version of a paper as a PDF file,
old.pdf, but he wants to censor the article on pages 4-5 and replace it with a two-page ad. He saves
old.pdf in an otherwise empty directory
~./somedir/ and saves his ad in the (otherwise empty) directory
Timmy starts by creating a web version by switching directory to
~./somedir/ and running
hehemaker -s. He then removes
~./somedir/ now only contains
He now deletes the unwanted article, in accordance with his local Supreme Leader's wishes, by running
hehemaker -rm 4 5. He then deletes all evidence by removing the old
He now inserts the ad (probably for his beloved Supreme Leader) by running
hehemaker -ins "~./ad/" -x 4, and deletes the old
Little Timmy now wants the whole paper in a printable format on his desktop, so he finally runs
hehemaker -o "C:\\Users\\TimmysMom\\Desktop".
Good job Timmy!
Doing all this with large documents (12+ pages) becomes very tiresome.
Release history Release notifications
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.
|Filename, size||File type||Python version||Upload date||Hashes|
|Filename, size hehe_maker-1.3.2-py3-none-any.whl (21.3 kB)||File type Wheel||Python version py3||Upload date||Hashes View hashes|
|Filename, size hehe-maker-1.3.2.tar.gz (8.0 kB)||File type Source||Python version None||Upload date||Hashes View hashes|
Hashes for hehe_maker-1.3.2-py3-none-any.whl