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An Intro to PyPDF2

June 7, 2018 by Mike
The PyPDF2 package is a pure-Python PDF library that you can use for splitting, merging, cropping and transforming pages in your PDFs. According to the PyPDF2 website, you can also use PyPDF2 to add data, viewing options and passwords to the PDFs too. Finally you can use PyPDF2 to extract text and metadata from your […]

Splitting and Merging PDFs with Python

April 11, 2018 by Mike
The PyPDF2 package allows you to do a lot of useful operations on existing PDFs. In this article, we will learn how to split a single PDF into multiple smaller ones. We will also learn how to take a series of PDFs and join them back together into a single PDF. Getting Started PyPDF2 doesn't […]

Extracting PDF Metadata and Text with Python

April 10, 2018 by Mike
There are lots of PDF related packages for Python. One of my favorite is PyPDF2. You can use it to extract metadata, rotate pages, split or merge PDFs and more. It's kind of a Swiss-army knife for existing PDFs. In this article we will learn how to extract basic information about a PDF using PyPDF2 […]

PyPdf: How to Write a PDF to Memory

July 16, 2013 by Mike
At my job, we sometimes need to write a PDF to memory instead of disk because we need to merge an overlay on to it. By writing to memory, we can speed up the process since we won't have the extra step of writing the file to disk and than reading it back into memory […]

PyPDF2: The New Fork of pyPdf

July 11, 2012 by Mike
Today I learned that the pyPDF project is NOT dead, as I had originally thought. In fact, it's been forked into PyPDF2 (note the slightly different spelling). There's also a possibility that someone else has taken over the original pyPDF project and is actively working on it. You can follow all that over on reddit […]

Top Ten Articles of 2010

December 30, 2010 by Mike
A lot of websites are doing year-end retrospectives this week, so I thought you might find it interesting to know which articles on this blog were the most popular this year. Below you will find links to each article along with the page view count I got from Google Analytics: A Simple Step-by-Step Reportlab Tutorial, […]
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