Beginner PDF: Unleash the data - tools and tricks for taming PDFs

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Adelaide Chen of Orlando Sentinel
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Coral A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this class, we’ll take a one-page airport traffic report from Miami International Airport and demo three ways to get it into a spreadsheet so you can do more with the numbers. Using Tabula, CometDocs, or the Sublime Text editor. No coding experience needed. Then we’ll demo PDFtk, an easy command line tool that can merge a folder of PDFs or split a PDF into separate files by page. 

This class is good for: People who don’t have Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC.

Speaker Bios

  • Adelaide Chen is Data/Multimedia Specialist at Orlando Sentinel where she uses free third-party tools mixed with Python, Sequel Pro and Excel for data analysis, and JavaScript for visualization. Former Data Editor at Las Vegas Review-Journal. Journalism school graduate from UC Berkeley.

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