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Old 02-13-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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pdf table to html table?


the problem is simple, i have a pdf document that is essentially a table of data that i need parsed into an html table, i know there is pdftohtml but that converts using <div> tags and i need it to be a table (<th>,<td> etc...) is there any way of doing that and if so how?
 
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If you are familiar with a scripting language it is not a problem. In perl you could use PDF::API2 module among others to parse the pdf and transform it to html. In php there is fpdf.org.
Why do you need this table-style html?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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Another way is pdf --> txt --->(Gnumeric) --> table in various formats
 
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If you are familiar with a scripting language it is not a problem. In perl you could use PDF::API2 module among others to parse the pdf and transform it to html. In php there is fpdf.org.
Why do you need this table-style html?
i am using a site that keeps track of inventory and it outputs reports as a pdf, i'm looking for a way to convert the pdf table into a form that can be processed by a php script (such as an array)
 
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the fpdf library only supports generation of pdfs not the parsing. Sorry, no idea in php. (I had thought it could both) If you can switch to perl you are done soon...
 
  


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