I’m new to programming. They say the best way to learn is to get your hands dirty making a tool you need.
So, I need a tool to extract text from a pdf (a row from a table) and convert that to a csv that can be imported in Google Calendar.
I’ve been looking around and I could for example use pdfplumber in Python. But I’m not sure if that’s the best language/tool for the job? What would you have me look into?
The scenario: I’m a nurse. Every month we get a pdf that has our shifts in it. I would like to extract the row that has my shifts and make a properly formatted csv that I can import into Google Calendar, so I don’t have to use copy/paste in the calendar anymore. Eventually it would be nice if my colleagues could do the same, so maybe a web based solution would be better than a standalone Python program? Upload pdf, input name, download csv?