[Tutor] PDF to text conversion

Dinesh B Vadhia dineshbvadhia at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 21 20:05:32 CEST 2009

Hi Robert

I don't have an answer but can have my sympathy.  I've been looking for a quality pdf to text convertor for months and not turned up anything useful.  I've tried many free programs which are poor.  I too wanted a Python-only solution and tried pyPdf but that didn't work.  Just today I download a trial version of a so called top-notch converter and it produced unfaithful text.   Not sure what the answer is!



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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:44:16 -0400
From: Robert Berman <bermanrl at cfl.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [Tutor] PDF to text conversion
To: "Emad Nawfal (???? ????)" <emadnawfal at gmail.com>
Cc: tutor at python.org
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Hello Emad,

I have seriously looked at the documentation associated with pyPDF. This 
seems to have the page as its smallest element of work, and what i need 
is a line by line process to go from .PDF format to Text. I don't think 
pyPDF will meet my needs but thank you for bringing it to my attention.


Robert Berman
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