Exporting PDF Data using Python
Sometimes, we have to extract data from PDF. we have to copy & paste the data from PDF. It is time-consuming. In Python, there are packages that we can use to extract data from a PDF and export it in a different format using Python. We will learn how to extract data from PDFs.
Extracting Text With PDFMiner
PDFMiner is a text extraction tool for PDF documents. you can try using pip to install PDFminer in your system as:
pip install pdfminer
Let’s get started with extracting all the text of PDF page by page. It requires the following steps to extract pages data
- create a resource manager instance.
- create a file-like object via Python’s io module.
- create a converter.
- create a PDF interpreter object that will take our resource manager and converter objects and extract the text.
- open the PDF and loop through each page.
Below is the implementation.
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In this example, we create a function that yields the text for each page. The extract_text function prints out the text of each page.