A PDF-to-text converter based on pdfminer2
A PDF-to-text converter based on pdfminer2 (which is based on pdfminer.six which is based on pdfminer). Converts PDF files with up to 3 columns and a header (optional) to text and avoids most caveats that multi-columned PDF files have in store for PDF conversion.
Convert PDF to text in the original order. This works well for PDF-files without tables, graphs, and other stuff.
Allows command line parameter -s (–slice) to indicate that only part of the PDF document is of interest. Start and end page will then be either retreived from the document’s name using ‘_’ or ‘|’ as delimiters or - if start and end page cannot be found - user input is requested.
pip install pdf2textbox
Feel free to fork and improve.
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Copyright (c) 2018 Oliver Stapel
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