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Extract form data from a PDF form.

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Copyright (c) 2016 Bart Massey

This Python 2 library and command-line app facilitate getting form data from PDF forms, using the PDFMiner (http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/python/pdfminer) library for extraction. The code is originally from http://stackoverflow.com/q/3984003/364875 but with minor changes for 2016 and for app.

There are a lot of things that need to be improved here:

  • Unicode and other character encoding handling is kludgy at best.
  • Only text and selection elements of forms are supported.
  • Subforms aren’t supported.

This code is available under the “MIT License”. Please see the file COPYING in this distribution for license terms.

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