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PDF text extractor.

Project description


The goal of this project is to provide an api to extract text from specific regions of a pdf document/page and a cli to assist identifying the location of text within a document.


... pip install pdftxt

Basic Command Line Usage

Let's say we have a PDF file (PDF-DOC.pdf) that looks like this:

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The pdftxt command:

... pdftxt PDF-DOC.pdf

Will output a visual layout of the pdf document's pages and text elements to an html page:

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API Usage

from pathlib import Path
from pdftxt import api

filepath = 'tests/Word_PDF.pdf'

with api.PdfTxtContext(filepath) as pdf:

    for page in pdf:

        # To fetch text objects from specific region
        # of the page, first define the region:
        region = api.Region(400, 300, 512, 317)

        # Initialize layout parameters:
        params = api.PdfTxtParams()

        # Then analyze that area of the page for text objects:
        text = page.analyze(region, params)

        # Do whatever it is we need to do with the results:
        for txt in text:

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