Extract Flashcards from PDF

Hi Community

I have a 767 page pdf file that is full of flashcards. It has 2 columns on each page with the left hand column containing answers and the right hand column containing questions. On each page there are 10 different flashcards with the exception of the last page which has 8.

Ideally what I would like to do is extract each flashcard (front and back) from the pdf and send them into a flashcard application to create a set of flashcards that I can then study from on my ipad, computer etc…

I already have a flashcard app called Mental Case but I would be happy to use another one if it made life easier.

I have very little knowledge of creating script although my guess would be to create a script that split each page into different sections, before extracting the text from each section and sending it into the flashcard app.

Thank you for your time and help in advance.


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