Data extracting from PDF

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Data extracting from PDF

by digitalnative on Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:05 pm

Looking for help creating a script/workflow for extracting data from a PDF and separating the contents based on unique identifiers used as delimitation.

If anyone has experience with this sort of exercise please get in touch with me. Need help ASAP.
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Re: Data extracting from PDF

by IrishMacro on Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:22 am

ASAP eh?

I got curious so researched it a bit and... it cannot be done.
Imacros doesn't have the technology to look at PDF and extract text.
Nor can you do it with Selenium IDE.

You have to look at a workflow which will download the PDFs and convert them to text and then do your scraping with some other tool this time :)
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