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reading PDF file with pypdf no contents are captured. Please help

Discussion in 'Python' started by sujan.dasmahapatra, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. sujan.dasmahapatra

    sujan.dasmahapatra New Member

    I am trying to read a PDF file using pypdf and write onto a text file. But its not working. content value in the below code is just "u/n/n/n/n/n'...PDF file has 5 pages so 5 times new line character and in the begining 'u'..whats going wrong please help. why the contents are not coming. Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks Sujan
    import pyPdf
    import sys
    def getPDFContent(path):
        content = ""
        p = file(path, "rb")
        pdf = pyPdf.PdfFileReader(p)
        for i in range(0, pdf.getNumPages()):
            content += pdf.getPage(i).extractText() + "\n"
        content = " ".join(content.replace(u"\xa0", " ").strip().split())
        return content
    def main():
        f= open('test.txt','w')
        pdfl = getPDFContent("test.pdf").encode("ascii", "ignore")
    if __name__ == "__main__":
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013

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