Errors with PyPdf

flebber flebber.crue at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 04:08:28 CEST 2010


On Sep 27, 10:39 am, flebber <flebber.c... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 27, 9:38 am, "w.g.sned... at gmail.com" <w.g.sned... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Sep 26, 7:10 pm, flebber <flebber.c... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > I was trying to use Pypdf following a recipe from the Activestate
> > > cookbooks. However I cannot get it too work. Unsure if it is me or it
> > > is beacuse sets are deprecated.
>
> > > I have placed a pdf in my C:\ drive. it is called "Components-of-Dot-
> > > NET.pdf" You could use anything I was just testing with it.
>
> > > I was using the last script on that page that was most recently
> > > updated. I am using python 2.6.
>
> > >http://code.activestate.com/recipes/511465-pure-python-pdf-to-text-co...
>
> > > import pyPdf
>
> > > def getPDFContent(path):
> > >     content = "C:\Components-of-Dot-NET.pdf"
> > >     # Load PDF into pyPDF
> > >     pdf = pyPdf.PdfFileReader(file(path, "rb"))
> > >     # Iterate pages
> > >     for i in range(0, pdf.getNumPages()):
> > >         # Extract text from page and add to content
> > >         content += pdf.getPage(i).extractText() + "\n"
> > >     # Collapse whitespace
> > >     content = " ".join(content.replace(u"\xa0", " ").strip().split())
> > >     return content
>
> > > print getPDFContent("Components-of-Dot-NET.pdf").encode("ascii",
> > > "ignore")
>
> > > This is my error.
>
> > > Warning (from warnings module):
> > >   File "C:\Documents and Settings\Family\Application Data\Python
> > > \Python26\site-packages\pyPdf\pdf.py", line 52
> > >     from sets import ImmutableSet
> > > DeprecationWarning: the sets module is deprecated
>
> > > Traceback (most recent call last):
> > >   File "C:/Python26/Pdfread", line 15, in <module>
> > >     print getPDFContent("Components-of-Dot-NET.pdf").encode("ascii",
> > > "ignore")
> > >   File "C:/Python26/Pdfread", line 6, in getPDFContent
> > >     pdf = pyPdf.PdfFileReader(file(path, "rb"))
>
> > ---> IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'Components-of-Dot-> NET.pdf'
>
> > Looks like a issue with finding the file.
> > how do you pass the path?
>
> okay thanks I thought that when I set content here
>
> def getPDFContent(path):
>     content = "C:\Components-of-Dot-NET.pdf"
>
> that i was defining where it is.
>
> but yeah I updated script to below and it works. That is the contents
> are displayed to the interpreter. How do I output to a .txt file?
>
> import pyPdf
>
> def getPDFContent(path):
>     content = "C:\Components-of-Dot-NET.pdf"
>     # Load PDF into pyPDF
>     pdf = pyPdf.PdfFileReader(file(path, "rb"))
>     # Iterate pages
>     for i in range(0, pdf.getNumPages()):
>         # Extract text from page and add to content
>         content += pdf.getPage(i).extractText() + "\n"
>     # Collapse whitespace
>     content = " ".join(content.replace(u"\xa0", " ").strip().split())
>     return content
>
> print getPDFContent(r"C:\Components-of-Dot-NET.pdf").encode("ascii",
> "ignore")

I have found far more advanced scripts searching around. But will have
to keep trying as I cannot get an output file or specify the path.

Edit very strangely whilst searching for examples I found my own post
just written here ranking number 5 on google within 2 hours. Bizzare.

http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/36237766/errors-with-pypdf.aspx

Replicates our thread as thiers. I was searching ggole with "pypdf
return to txt file"



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