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How to Read a PDF file in Python

If you need to read a PDF (Portable Document Format) file in your Python code, then you can do the following:

Option 1 – Using PyPDF2

from PyPDF2 import PDFFileReader temp = open('your_document.pdf', 'rb') PDF_read = PDFFileReader(temp) first_page = PDF_read.getPage() print(first_page.extractText())
Code language: Python (python)

Option 2 – Using PDFplumber

import PDFplumber with PDFplumber.open("your_document.PDF") as temp: first_page = temp.pages[] print(first_page.extract_text())
Code language: Python (python)

Option 3 – Using textract

import textract PDF_read = textract.process('document_path.PDF', method='PDFminer')
Code language: Python (python)

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