In this series of articles, we are going to explore how to use the ByteScout PDF extractor SDK and what are the features in it. We are basically going to cover most of the practicals using the ByteScout SDK. Before you get started, you should have to practice these examples in your machine also. You need to have these SDK installed on your machine.
ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK provides utility to extract data from the PDF. We can have the text from the PDF. We can also extract the images from the PDF. If the PDF is having attachments or audio files, we can extract that also. There are various features that are provided by the PDF Extractor SDK. We can search the PDF using the Regex expression. If the PDF is having a noisy image or badly scanned documents, we can also get the data from that.
If it is having the damage text like there is a text but it is not visible in the PDF, we can even recover that. That’s a very good feature of this library. We don’t need to install any programs like the Adobe PDF or any third-party program to work with this library, even if an internet connection is not required. We can easily merge and split documents with it. We can also extend the PDF metadata like the author name, title, description using this SDK. If we want to get the data in a particular format like CSV, JSON, XML, or Excel format, we can get that too.
There are tons of features that are available and the ByteScout is having a very good library of all the programs. Basically, tutorials are useful to developers in their day-to-day programming. We are basically going to focus on some particular programs.
To summarize, we will pick the 10 simple programs for the different functionalities.
This is what we are going to cover like finding a text from the PDF. We are going to have the Regex extract the phone numbers or we are going to see how to apply searching per page basis. There are sometimes requirements like we need to extract the data but some data must be a mask. We don’t want to expose that in the output. We are going to see how to use masking when extracting data and how to get the document information like the author description from the PDF.
Then we are going to see how to extract the images and attachments from the PDF and how we can get the data from the scan PDF. We will learn how to convert the scan PDF into the searchable PDF, like you can copy-paste a text from it and how to make those searchable PDFs into unsearchable PDFs. Then we’re going to see how we can get the data tables or we can export to XML, JSON, CSV from the PDF.