Extract Text from PDF and Paste in Excel
In this tutorial, we will convert a PDF to Excel in Python using the PDF.co PDF Extractor Web API. Below is the image of our sample PDF Invoice and its Excel output.
Step 1: Download Files
First, let’s download the Python code and the sample PDF Invoice to our local machine. You can get the files here.
Step 2: Install Requests Module
Next, let’s install the requests module in Python. Kindly open your command line (cmd.exe) and enter this command
python -m pip install requests.
Step 3: Add API Key
Then, let’s open the Python code in Visual Studio Code or in your preferred editor. Add your API Key in line 6. You can get it in your PDF.co Dashboard here.
Step 4: Add PDF Invoice
In line 12, type in the source sample PDF Invoice. You can add your desired output filename in line 18 or leave the default value.
Step 5: Run Program
Now let’s run the program and check the folder to see the output.
Step 6: Demo
Here’s the PDF Extractor Web API in action.
In this tutorial, you learned how to extract PDF contents and paste them into Excel using Python. You learned to use the PDF.co PDF Extractor Web API to easily convert a PDF to Excel. You also learned how to get started with PDF Extractor Web API right away using the Python sample code.