Python 3 pdftotext Library Tutorial to Extract Text From PDF Document Full Project For Beginners

 

 

Welcome folks today in this blog post we will be extracting text from pdf document in python using pdftotext library. All the full source code of the application is shown below.

 

 

 

Get Started

 

 

 

In order to get started you need to install the below library using the pip command as shown below

 

 

pip install pdftotext

 

 

After installing this library you need to make an app.py file and copy paste the following code

 

 

app.py

 

 

import pdftotext

# Load your PDF
with open("lorem_ipsum.pdf", "rb") as f:
    pdf = pdftotext.PDF(f)

# If it's password-protected
with open("secure.pdf", "rb") as f:
    pdf = pdftotext.PDF(f, "secret")

# How many pages?
print(len(pdf))

# Iterate over all the pages
for page in pdf:
    print(page)

# Read some individual pages
print(pdf[0])
print(pdf[1])

# Read all the text into one string
print("\n\n".join(pdf))

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