Working with PDFs?

jyoung79 at jyoung79 at
Mon Aug 23 21:15:44 CEST 2010

> <jyoung79 at> writes:

>> - Pull out text from each PDF page (to search for specific words)
>> - Combine separate pdf documents into one document
>> - Add bookmarks (with destination settings)

> PDF Shuffler is a Python app which does PDF merging and splitting very
> well. I don't think it does anything else, though, but maybe that's
> where your code comes in?

Thank you Anssi, MRAB, Terry and Geremy for your replies.  I've been 
researching the apps you have recommended.  Just curious if anyone has 
used pyPdf?  While testing this, it seems to work pretty well for 
combining pdf files (seems to keep the annotation notes nicely also) 
and pulling out the text contents.  I'm not sure I'm going to be able 
to find anything that can add bookmarks though.  If you have used pyPdf, 
would you mind sharing your thoughts about it?



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