PDF 1: Using free online tools (repeat)

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Caitlin Ostroff of The Wall Street Journal
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon 5
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This class will cover basic approaches for getting text out of PDF documents using powerful and freely available tools. Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and walked through tackling common challenges encountered with tricky PDF documents.

This session is good for: People who are unfamiliar with PDF-to-text tools or would like to learn how these tools can be used for extracting difficult text from images embedded in a PDF document.

Speaker Bios

  • Caitlin Ostroff is a London-based reporter for the Wall Street Journal where she uses words, numbers and code to cover the world of finance. Previously, she was a data reporter at the Miami Herald, covering elections, gun violence and Mar-a-Lago. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and co-director of @jourinternships’ online Media Mentors program. She’s happy to chat, so reach out at @ceostroff or caitlin.ostroff@wsj.com.

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