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Extracting the text from pdf file

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Is it possible to extract the text from pdf file using matlab script?
I need to parse through the pdf and extract the particular text in the pdf.
Is there any way to do it?

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Stephen
Stephen on 9 Jul 2015
Edited: Stephen on 9 Jul 2015
"Is there any way to do it?"
Of course, in principal any data with a known specification can be parsed by MATLAB.
Is there an easy way of reading a PDF into MATLAB?
Not really, because PDF's are not sequentially organized text, although they might look like that when they are displayed or printed. This is also a topic that has been covered before on this forum, and a simple search will bring up these very informative discussions on the topic:

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