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by Don Brown - 10 months ago (2022-05-11)
My client can only supply data in a document in PDF format.
I am trying to find a PHP solution to convert a PDF file to CSV, text, or JSON formats.
I have tried the PdfToText, and it could not read the PDF file.
I welcome any suggestions.
4. by Manuel Lemos - 10 months ago (2022-05-12) Reply
When I say affordable, I mean an amount of money that is reasonable for you to pay.
If you work for a customer, you will pay a fee and have a good profit for your work.
Since I don't know how much your client is paying, I do not have a way to determine an exact amount.
I think you should propose so you would determine the affordable amount.
I always say the price is right when the customer agrees.
Anyway, I would like to clarify that when I said PDF to Text, I meant a PHP package written by Christian Vigh, and it is available on the PHP Classes site. Did you check that package?
There is also a pdftotext tool, a command-line program that you can call from PHP if you have it installed on your server.
Kudos to our colleague Adriano Ghezzi for reminding me about that. I never tried it, so that it may work for you.
3. by adriano ghezzi - 10 months ago (2022-05-12) Reply
Hy Don I suppose the question is to convert a text document to a standard format like csv,json,sdf. On a linux os you can get raw text using /usr/bin/pdftotext now conversion to a standard format largely depends on the structure of the .txt file
In the past I did a lot of jobs of this kind When there were not connection tools's I got raw printer output from legacy systems to converted them in standard format.
I think the job may got in some hours max a couple of day.
Just to define "affordable"
let me have some pdf examples to think about it
2. by Don Brown - 10 months ago (2022-05-12) Reply
Depends on what affordable actually means :-)
1. by Manuel Lemos - 10 months ago (2022-05-12) Reply
A reliable package that could do that conversion would be great. Unfortunately, the author of the PDFtoText died a few years ago.
Let's wait and see if a developer can provide a reliable solution. I am sure some people would pay money for an answer.
By the way, Don, would you pay an affordable fee for a working solution that would work well to extract the contents of a PDF document?