[Tutor] PDF to text conversion
bermanrl at cfl.rr.com
Tue Apr 21 18:48:55 CEST 2009
I must convert a history file in PDF format that goes from May of 1988
to current date. Readings are taken twice weekly and consist of the
date taken mm/dd/yy and the results appearing as a 10 character numeric
+ special characters sequence. This is obviously an easy setup for a
very small database application with the date as the key, the result
string as the data.
My problem is converting the PDF file into a text file which I can then
read and process. I do not see any free python libraries having this
capacity. I did see a PDFPILOT program for Windows but this application
is being developed on Linux and should also run on Windows; so I do not
want to incorporate a Windows only application.
I do not think i am breaking any new frontiers with this application.
Have any of you worked with such a library, or do you know of one or two
I can download and work with? Hopefully, they have reasonable
My development environment is:
Ubuntu version 8.10
Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.
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