Working with PDFs?

MRAB python at
Sun Aug 15 02:18:37 CEST 2010

jyoung79 at wrote:
> Just curious if anyone knows if it's possible to work with pdf documents 
> with Python?  I'd like to do the following:
> - Pull out text from each PDF page (to search for specific words)
> - Combine separate pdf documents into one document
> - Add bookmarks (with destination settings)
> A few programs I've been looking at are pdfminer, pyPDF, etc from this 
> link:
> Originally, I was using AppleScript and JavaScript to do this in Acrobat. 
> But now Acrobat 9 has broken this process and I can't seem to make it 
> work.  I'd like to find other workarounds instead of having to rely on 
> Adobe.
Have you tried OpenOffice?

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