Extracting text from PDF isn’t easy. Not many PDF readers are capable of extracting text from PDF images or from scanned PDFs. The problem is compounded if your PDF has graphs or tables or any other kind of non-linear data that can not be simply copied and pasted. In this article, we will discuss how you can easily extract text from a PDF in seconds.
You want to make sure the correct text gets extracted from the PDF each time with zero mistakes. The best way to do this is with OCR technology.
What is OCR?
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. OCR is a smart technology that reads and extracts text from images and PDFs. This is the fastest, cheapest, and smartest way to extract text from any invoice, scanned PDF, or image. You can do this on Linux, Windows, or Mac computers as well as in Python language.
How to Extract Text from a PDF
Step 1: Upload the PDF
Login to our OCR tool and select a PDF file to upload. You can automate this process, or upload one document at a time.
Step 2: Add Parsing Rules
Before separating text from the PDF, add rules to automate and speed up the process. That way our system will know how to handle things like emails and phone numbers.
Step 3: Export and Save Your Text.
That’s pretty much it. Your text will be extracted right off the image or PDF for you to use as you desire. We even structure it for you as your rules require.
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As a cloud-based solution, Docparser is available wherever you are. Use any computer or mobile device and extract text from pdf in 30 seconds.
What type of text can you extract from PDFs?
- Purchase Orders
- Application Forms
- Standardized Contracts
- Shipping Orders
- Delivery Notes
- Work Orders
- Generated Report
- Bank Statements
- Fillable PDF Form
Docparser makes it not just easy and convenient to extract data from pdf, it can also make it programmed and automatic. It can also extract text from pdfs using a command line.
Once you upload your document, you can extract text from PDFs to convert those PDfs to MS word, Spreadsheets, JSON, XML and CSV files.
Our superb parsing engine comes packed with parsing presets that can be customized as per your business requirements. If your pdf contains tabular or graphic data, make use of our parsing engine. Once you have set up your parsing rules, Docparser will take care of the rest. It remembers your settings for the same type of documents and files so you don’t have to set it up over and over again.
If you have got a batch of files that you need to extract text from, no worries. You can also upload the batch of files at the same time and processes them simultaneously. Thus saving you time and effort.
Docparser can also be integrated with 100s of apps, at the front end or back end of your business workflow. These integrations make your data extraction process automatic. You can import documents using the integrations and extract text from them or you can extract the data and get it exported in any app or format that you like.
All in all, if your business deals with a huge amount of PDFs – of any type i.e. images, scanned files, you can safely and securely use Docparser to automate your business workflow. Once set-up, the process of data extraction from the pdfs works automatically without any manual intervention.
Extract Text From a PDF Using Any Computer or Mobile Device
Docparser is a cloud-based software and it can be used on any operating system – Windows, Mac, or Linux. It doesn’t come as an EXE file that is machine specific. You can operate and access your Docparser from any machine, anywhere.
Even if you intend to use it on mobile, you don’t need to download any app. Just open docparser.com, login, and extract whatever text you need to extract from your pdf files.
Do you have any custom business requirements? Not sure how to fit Docparser in your workflow? Need to extract data from your custom pdf files? Let us know and we will reach out to you to help.