How do I scrub data from a PDF?
I am building a Wordpress plugin, and I want to scrub data from PDF files.
How do I do that? I am not sure if this is the best way, but you could use fpdf, it is open source and it will allow you to read PDFs and then get the data you need out of it.pdf",'F'); You can use it to get the data you need out of your PDF. You can also use it to create a new PDF using the same data.
You can also use it with FPDIXObjectsCreate() for example, to add text to a page.
Can you scrape data from a PDF?
I am interested in getting a list of stock prices for all the stocks listed in my portfolio from an existing PDF that shows the companies' names and their share prices, but I cannot find any good options.
Any recommendations on scraping the text or finding it otherwise? Thanks. For me (a python noob), this was really easy. I just used this: import kimdai.qpdfkit as qp import requests. From bs4 import BeautifulSoup. # Get a list of all companies here, then parse them: def getnames(): with open("allstocks.txt") as f: l = f.read().find('div', 'id="stkdata"')
div.insertbefore(n) # Save as pdf. cpdf = qp.convertpdf(doc.prettifytext(), css="")
Pdfminer can read text from embedded fonts in PDF files. That should work for what you're doing.
The default Python package can use a library called poppler to parse a PDF file directly, you can find details here. However, this package uses PdfPages from the standard library which relies on another library libpoppler.