CAM::PDF::PageText - Extract text from PDF page tree
my $pdf = CAM::PDF->new($filename);
my $pageone_tree = $pdf->getPageContentTree(1);
This module attempts to extract sequential text from a PDF page. This is not a robust process, as PDF text is graphically laid out in arbitrary order. This module uses a few heuristics to try to guess what text goes next to what other text, but may be fooled easily by, say, subscripts, non-horizontal text, changes in font, form fields etc.
All those disclaimers aside, it is useful for a quick dump of text from a simple PDF file.
Same as CAM::PDF
Turn a page content tree into a string. This is a class method that should be called like:
To install CAM::PDF, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.