well, not according to the freelancer sites that I frequent, but maybe people with all the pdfs are just too shy.
In the near future I will be building a tool for extracting table-like text data out of pdf files, including those where if you do simple things like copy-paste or export to spreadsheet it ends up looking unusable ugly. Well, so I am wondering if this is an area where it would make sense to build not just a quick-and-dirty solution for the current problem but rather invest in making a more generic tool that would be easy to customize for any format of the file.
But the question here is, is there an actual unmet need for such a service that I could tap into once I have it up and running? Are there lots of people out there sitting on top of a big pile of pdf docs who just cannot wait to get them accurately and fairly cheaply parsed and exported to spreadsheet/database? Or is the even best case demand for this about as low as can be inferred from lack of posted freelance projects?