Mengubah file PDF menjadi teks

Menyambung tulisan sebelumnya. Ternyata ada cara lain yang lebih cepat untuk mengubah file PDF menjadi file teks di linux.


$ sudo apt-get install poppler-utils



$ pdftotext PDF


$ pdftotext dummy-chapter.pdf

hasilnya adalah dummy-chapter.txt.

Jika file PDF berisi lebih dari satu halaman, perpindahan antar halaman dalam file teks ditandai dengan dua kali spasi (Enter/CR). Sayangnya, jarak antar paragraf dalam satu halaman tidak ada/tidak dipisah. Susunan teks semacam ini tentu saja membingungkan dan bikin repot ketika hendak diolah lagi lantaran tak jelas letak awal tiap paragrafnya.

Untuk melihat opsi apa saja yang tersedia serta cara penggunaannya, ketik

$ pdftotext -help

Untuk info selengkapnya soal poppler-utils, ketik

$ dpkg -s poppler-utils

Selamat mencoba, semoga bermanfaat.

dummy-chapter.pdf (copy: LibreOffice Writer’s dummy text)
A Stranger in The Dark
He heard quiet steps behind him. That didn't bode well.
Who could be following him this late at night and in this
deadbeat part of town? And at this particular moment,
just after he pulled off the big time and was making off
with the greenbacks. Was there another crook who'd had
the same idea, and was now watching him and waiting for
a chance to grab the fruit of his labor? Or did the steps
behind him mean that one of many law officers in town
was on to him and just waiting to pounce and snap those
cuffs on his wrists? He nervously looked all around.
Suddenly he saw the alley. Like lightning he darted off to
the left and disappeared between the two warehouses
almost falling over the trash can lying in the middle of the
sidewalk. He tried to nervously tap his way along in the
inky darkness and suddenly stiffened: it was a dead-end,
he would have to go back the way he had come. The steps
got louder and louder, he saw the black outline of a figure
coming around the corner. Is this the end of the line? he
thought pressing himself back against the wall trying to
make himself invisible in the dark, was all that planning
and energy wasted? He was dripping with sweat now,
cold and wet, he could smell the fear coming off his
clothes. Suddenly next to him, with a barely noticeable
squeak, a door swung quietly to and fro in the night's
breeze. Could this be the haven he'd prayed for?

Slowly he slid toward the door, pressing himself more and
more into the wall, into the dark, away from his enemy.
Would this door save his hide?

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