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Append a Table of Contents (TOC) to a PDF Document on Mac using Only Python and No External Dependencies
#!/usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
#
#############################
#
# Append a Table of Contents (TOC) to a PDF Document on Mac using Python
#
# This script involves no external dependencies. Works and tested on Mac's default version of Python.
#
# Usage: python pdf_toc_processor.py -i <path-to-target.pdf> -b <path-to-bookmarks-file.txt> -o <path-to-output.pdf>
#
# Sample Booksmarks file should look like this:
# 1, Cover
# 2, August 20 2018 @ Singapore
# 4, August 22 @ Los Angeles
#
#
# Code Adapted from https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/348219
# Created by markwk | github.com/markwk/
from Foundation import NSURL, NSString
import Quartz as Quartz
import sys, getopt
import csv
def getOutline(PDF_File, page, label):
# helper function for generating TOC outline
myPage = PDF_File.pageAtIndex_(page)
pageSize = myPage.boundsForBox_(Quartz.kCGPDFMediaBox)
x = 0
y = Quartz.CGRectGetMaxY(pageSize)
pagePoint = Quartz.CGPointMake(x,y)
myDestination = Quartz.PDFDestination.alloc().initWithPage_atPoint_(myPage, pagePoint)
myLabel = NSString.stringWithString_(label)
myOutline = Quartz.PDFOutline.alloc().init()
myOutline.setLabel_(myLabel)
myOutline.setDestination_(myDestination)
return myOutline
def main(argv):
# provide input options for script
inputfile = ''
outputfile = ''
bookmarksfile = ''
try:
opts, args = getopt.getopt(argv,"hi:o:b:",["ifile=","ofile=","bfile="])
except getopt.GetoptError:
print 'ERROR: script.py -i <inputfile> -b <bookmarksfile> -o <outputfile>'
sys.exit(2)
for opt, arg in opts:
if opt == '-h':
print 'test.py -i <inputfile> -b <bookmarksfile> -o <outputfile>'
sys.exit()
elif opt in ("-i", "--ifile"):
inputfile = arg
elif opt in ("-b", "--bfile"):
bookmarksfile = arg
elif opt in ("-o", "--ofile"):
outputfile = arg
# print 'Input file is:', inputfile
# print 'Bookmarks file is "', bookmarksfile
# print 'Output file is:', outputfile
pdfURL = NSURL.fileURLWithPath_(inputfile)
myPDF = Quartz.PDFDocument.alloc().initWithURL_(pdfURL)
if myPDF:
if bookmarksfile:
with open(bookmarksfile) as csvfile:
# read csv file and parse
readCSV = csv.reader(csvfile, delimiter=',')
row_count = 0
# set initial outline
rootOutline = Quartz.PDFOutline.alloc().init()
for row in readCSV:
pg = int(row[0]) - 1
text = row[1]
# add item to outline
outline_item = getOutline(myPDF, pg, text)
rootOutline.insertChild_atIndex_(outline_item, row_count)
row_count = row_count + 1
myPDF.setOutlineRoot_(rootOutline)
myPDF.writeToFile_(outputfile)
if __name__ == "__main__":
main(sys.argv[1:])
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