Python PDF Handling from Beginner to Winner

person icon Hugo Ferro

Python PDF Handling from Beginner to Winner

Learn How to Learn and Take the Best Out of Python to Control PDFs

updated on icon Updated on Dec, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Hugo Ferro

architecture icon Python,Development,Programming Languages

Lectures -15

Resources -14

Duration -3 hours


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Course Description

Welcome to Python PDF Handling from Beginner to Winner! A great course on Manipulating PDF files!

Together we will learn, explore and have fun taking the most out of Python and several Python Modules to read/modify PDF documents.

Each session will be composed by several challenges that we will solve by exploring the available documentation, reading Python Modules source code and also debugging. By the end you will be able to unravel from situations where you cannot find help anywhere else! Sounds good right?

After taking the first session you will know how to:

  • Get the total number of pages of a PDF document;
  • Get its metadata, author, title, table of content;
  • Extract text from a PDF file and write it into a txt file;
  • Extract images from a PDF file and save it into a png file;
  • Read hyperlinks from a PDF document;
  • Take snapshots from pages and save them as png files;
  • Change pages paper size from A4 portrait, A4 landscape, and others;
  • Rotate the pages from a PDF file;
  • Split odd from even pages so it would be easier to print them;
  • Join together pages from several PDF files into a new PDF document;
  • Change pages visible area, crop the pages;
  • And add watermarks to PDF pages.

Sounds already fun right? 

Do you know that we can have input forms in a PDF file? And that we can add JavaScript functionalities to a PDF file? Yeah we will do that too! 

Join with me to this great challenge that is learning!


What will you learn in this course:

  • Get PDF Metadata
  • Scale, Rotate, Split, Merge, Crop Pages
  • Get PDF Images
  • Get PDF Text
  • Get PDF Hyperlinks
  • Add Watermarks


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic Knowledge about Python;
  • You need Python 3.8.x or later;
  • Visual Studio Code (Recommended);
  • Visual Studio Code "Python from Microsoft" and "Pylance from Microsoft" extensions;
  • Eager to learn.
Python PDF Handling from Beginner to Winner


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Basic PDF Operations with PyMuPDF
15 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction [Part 0 of 14] 08:25 08:25
  • play icon Visual Studio Code Extensions [Part 1 of 14] 01:48 01:48
  • play icon Install PyMuPDF [Part 2 of 14] 02:43 02:43
  • play icon Get Number of Pages [Part 3 of 14] 07:26 07:26
  • play icon Get Document Info [Part 4 of 14] 14:54 14:54
  • play icon Get Text from Pages [Part 5 of 14] 28:13 28:13
  • play icon Get Images from Pages [Part 6 of 14] 22:28 22:28
  • play icon Get URLs from Pages [Part 7 of 14] 14:07 14:07
  • play icon Make Images from Pages [Part 8 of 14] 16:22 16:22
  • play icon Scale Pages [Part 9 of 14] 19:36 19:36
  • play icon Rotate Pages [Part 10 of 14] 10:12 10:12
  • play icon Split Pages [Part 11 of 14] 16:03 16:03
  • play icon Merge Pages [Part 12 of 14] 08:10 08:10
  • play icon Crop Pages [Part 13 of 14] 15:23 15:23
  • play icon Add Watermark [Part 14 of 14] 24:06 24:06

Instructor Details

Hugo Ferro

Hugo Ferro

Hello my name is Hugo, I'm a software/hardware engineer, I'm from Portugal and I like to teach online other people, I have a youtube channel with more then 14000 subscribers where I do just that! I have videos about Python, C#, Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, Groovy, and more.

In the past I worked for several companies as a software engineer, mainly working with C#. I was in telecommunications area were I used Java, also made ecommerce websites with C# and ASP.NET MVC, I was in transportation area where I worked with smart cards using C# and pure C, and more.

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