How to add text and images to PDF in PowerShell using PDF.co Web API

Tutorial on how to add text and images to PDF in PowerShell

Add text and images to PDF is easy to implement in PowerShell if you use these source codes below. PDF.co Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf. It can add text and images to PDF in PowerShell.

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AddTextByFindingTargetCoordinates.ps1
      
# The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "***********************************" # Direct URL of source PDF file. $SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-edit/sample.pdf" # Search string. $SearchString = 'Notes' # Prepare URL for PDF text search API call. # See documentation: https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api/1.0/pdf/find.html $queryFindText = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/find?url=$($SourceFileURL)&searchString=$($SearchString)" $queryFindText = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($queryFindText) try { # Execute request $jsonResponseFindText = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $queryFindText if ($jsonResponseFindText.error -eq $false) { # Display search information $itemFindText = $jsonResponseFindText.body[0]; Write-Host "Found text at coordinates $($itemFindText.left), $($itemFindText.top)" #Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. $Pages = "" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. $Password = "" # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = "./result.pdf" # Text annotation params $Type = "annotation"; $X = $itemFindText.left; $Y = $itemFindText.top + 25; $Text = "Some notes will go here... Some notes will go here.... Some notes will go here....."; $FontName = "Times New Roman"; $FontSize = 12; $Color = "FF0000"; $resultFileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName($DestinationFile) # * Add Text * # Prepare request to `PDF Edit` API endpoint $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/edit/add?name=$($resultFileName)&password=$($Password)&pages=$($Pages)&url=$($SourceFileUrl)&type=$($Type)&x=$($X)&y=$($Y)&text=$($Text)&fontname=$($FontName)&size=$($FontSize)&color=$($Color)"; $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL of generated barcode image file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url # Download output file Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $resultFileUrl -OutFile $DestinationFile Write-Host "Generated PDF saved to '$($DestinationFile)' file." } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception } } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

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@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\AddTextByFindingTargetCoordinates.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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