Extract an array of text chunks from a pdf
Extract text from a pdf into an array of text 'chunks'. Useful for doing fuzzy parsing on structured pdf text.
$ npm install pdf-text
var pdfText = require'pdf-text'var pathToPdf = __dirname + "/info.pdf"pdfTextpathToPdf//chunks is an array of strings//loosely corresponding to text objects within the pdf//for a more concrete example, view the test file in this repo//or parse a buffer of pdf data//this is handy when you already have the pdf in memory//and don't want to write it to a temp filevar fs = require'fs'var buffer = fsreadFileSyncpathToPdfpdfTextbuffer
string of all the text objects within the pdf. The array is ordered similarly to how the text appears on the page, making it possible to extract key pieces by finding them based on how they relate to other 'known' pieces of text in the page.
Optionally pass a buffer of pdf data instead of a path to the file.
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