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Split a PDF vertically, used for scanned double sided PDF pages
# Source http://stackoverflow.com/a/15741856/1301753
import copy
import sys
import math
import pyPdf
def split_pages(src, dst):
src_f = file(src, 'r+b')
dst_f = file(dst, 'w+b')
input = pyPdf.PdfFileReader(src_f)
output = pyPdf.PdfFileWriter()
for i in range(input.getNumPages()):
p = input.getPage(i)
q = copy.copy(p)
q.mediaBox = copy.copy(p.mediaBox)
x1, x2 = p.mediaBox.lowerLeft
x3, x4 = p.mediaBox.upperRight
x1, x2 = math.floor(x1), math.floor(x2)
x3, x4 = math.floor(x3), math.floor(x4)
x5, x6 = math.floor(x3/2), math.floor(x4/2)
if x3 > x4:
# horizontal
p.mediaBox.upperRight = (x5, x4)
p.mediaBox.lowerLeft = (x1, x2)
q.mediaBox.upperRight = (x3, x4)
q.mediaBox.lowerLeft = (x5, x2)
else:
# vertical
p.mediaBox.upperRight = (x3, x4)
p.mediaBox.lowerLeft = (x1, x6)
q.mediaBox.upperRight = (x3, x6)
q.mediaBox.lowerLeft = (x1, x2)
output.addPage(p)
output.addPage(q)
output.write(dst_f)
src_f.close()
dst_f.close()
input_file=raw_input("Enter the original PDF file name :")
output_file=raw_input("Enter the splitted PDF file name :")
split_pages(input_file,output_file)
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tshrinivasan commented Apr 12, 2021 via email

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zzaibis commented Jun 24, 2021

src_f = file(src, 'r+b')

Where do I get this function from "file"? What is this "file" referencing to?

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Majk720 commented Oct 9, 2021

Can anyone help me how to do this on linux? I have no idea how to use it. I have installed pdf module and pyPDF module

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breedx2 commented Jan 3, 2024

Hacked up a 2024 update that uses python3 and newer library conventions:
https://gist.github.com/breedx2/60409d2179508dba28c4159b81f26fc2
Thanks for the original! Cheers.

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