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Extract text from a PDF document

version 1.0.0.0 (164 KB) by Dimitri Shvorob
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Updated 04 Apr 2016

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The submission calls on PDFTextStripper class of Ben Litchfield's PDFBox Java library to extract text from a PDF document.
1. Download PDFBox library from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfbox/
2. Download FontBox library from http://sourceforge.net/projects/fontbox/
3. Modify the file paths in pdfParseDemo.m
4. Enable cell mode and step through pdfParseDemo.m

The code does not handle files that have 'Content Copying' permission protected by a password; collaboration to remedy the issue is enthusiastically welcomed!

Cite As

Dimitri Shvorob (2022). Extract text from a PDF document (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/19798-extract-text-from-a-pdf-document), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007a
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