PDF 1: Using free online tools

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Leah Becerra of Nieman Foundation for Journalism
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: Mariner Cove - conference level
  • 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

  • Leah is the digital and audience engagement editor at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, where she deals with all things digital. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Leah has previously freelanced at Gizmodo and worked for The Kansas City Star, Newsy, the Omaha World-Herald and the Springfield News-Leader. She's on twitter at @leahbecerra.

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