How to Add Text and Images to PDF in Python with PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API is the flexible Web API that includes a full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, PDF splitting and PDF merging. It can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and PDF.

This Code in Python Shows How to Add Text and Images to PDF with This How-to Tutorial

The code displayed below will guide you to install a Python app to add text and images to PDF. PDF.co Web API: the Web API with a set of tools for document manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting, and merging of documents.

Want to save time? You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the Python code from PDF.co Web API to add text and images to the PDF below and use it in your application. IF you want to implement the functionality, just copy and paste this code for Python below into your code editor with your app, and compile and run your application. Further improvement of the code will make it more powerful.

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AddTextByFindingTargetCoordinates.py

      
import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api API_KEY = "******************************************" # Base URL for PDF.co Web API requests BASE_URL = "https://api.pdf.co/v1" # Direct URL of source PDF file. # You can also upload your own file into PDF.co and use it as url. Check "Upload File" samples for code snippets: https://github.com/bytescout/pdf-co-api-samples/tree/master/File%20Upload/ SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-edit/sample.pdf" # Search string. SearchString = 'Notes' # 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" Text = "Some notes will go here... Some notes will go here.... Some notes will go here....." FontName = "Times New Roman" FontSize = 12 Color = "FF0000" def main(args = None): # First of all try to find Text within input PDF file res = findTextWithinPDF(SourceFileUrl, SearchString) if res: addImageToPDF(DestinationFile, res['top'], res['left']) else: print("No result found!") def findTextWithinPDF(sourceFile, searchText): # Prepare URL for PDF text search API call # See documentation: https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api/1.0/pdf/find.html retVal = dict() # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co parameters = {} parameters["url"] = sourceFile parameters["searchString"] = searchText url = "{}/pdf/find".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.post(url, data=parameters, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # print(json) if json["body"]: retVal['top'] = json["body"][0]['top'] retVal['left'] = json["body"][0]['left'] else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") return retVal def addImageToPDF(destinationFile, top, left): import json """Add text using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co payload = json.dumps({ "name": os.path.basename(destinationFile), "password": Password, "url": SourceFileUrl, "annotations": [{ "text": Text, "x": left, "y": top + 25, "fontname": FontName, "size": FontSize, "color": Color, "pages": Pages }] }) # Prepare URL for 'PDF Edit' API request url = "{}/pdf/edit/add".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.post(url, data=payload, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Get URL of result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Download result file r = requests.get(resultFileUrl, stream=True) with open(destinationFile, 'wb') as file: for chunk in r: file.write(chunk) print(f"Result file saved as \"{destinationFile}\" file.") else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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