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Replacing text & images in PDFs with Python

To find text or images and replace it in a PDF.

doc = PDFDoc(filename)
replacer = ContentReplacer()
page = doc.GetPage(1)

# replace an image on the page
target_region = page.GetMediaBox()
img = Image.Create(doc.GetSDFDoc(), imagename)
replacer.AddImage(target_region, img.GetSDFObj())

# replace a text placeholder
replacer.AddString("NAME", "John Smith")

# replace text in a given region
text = "hello world"
replacer.AddText(target_region, "hello world")
replacer.Process(page)

Replace PDF text or images
Full code sample which shows how to use pdftron.PDF.ContentReplacer to search and replace text strings and images in existing PDF (e.g. business cards and other PDF templates).

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