Please check this tutorial to learn how to search PDF files using PDF.co and Zapier integration. To proceed, please follow the steps below:

  1. Choose App & Event
  2. Connect your PDF.co Account to Zapier
  3. Specify Criteria Under Customize Search in PDF
  4. Click on Test and Review
  5. Result
  6. Zapier Video Tutorial

For this demo, we will use this sample invoice.

Sample Invoice To Search

1. Choose App & Event

After the input PDF source is specified, the next step is to Choose App & Event. Pick PDF.co as the app and Search in PDF as the event.

Set Search In PDF As The Action Step

2. Connect your PDF.co Account to Zapier

Authorize Zapier With PDF.co API Key

3. Specify Criteria Under Customize Search in PDF

  • In Direct Link To Source PDF, provide or build an input URL for source PDF.
  • In the Text To Search section, enter the text that you would like to find in the input document. If you prefer a regular expression, enter it here.
  • Choose whether the provided search text will be a regular expression or direct search in the Use Regular Expression section.
  • Leave the Pages field empty or enter the page range if you have specific pages to search in.

Configure Search In PDF With Invoice And Search Strings

4. Click on Test and Review

Send Search Data To Test And Review

5. Result

Here is the search in PDF result. The resulting URL is a downloadable JSON file.

Output PDF In JSON Format

Now, you know how to do text search within a PDF file using PDF.co and Zapier integration.

For more resources about PDF.co Web API, check out this webinar for developers.

Zapier Video Tutorial

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