delete text from PDF in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API is the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

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DeletePdfTextFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1

      
# Cloud API asynchronous "Delete Text from PDF" job example. # Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. # 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-split/sample.pdf" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. $Password = "" # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.pdf" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Prepare URL for `Delete Text from PDF` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/edit/delete-text?name={0}&password={1}&url={2}&async={3}&searchString=conspicuous" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $SourceFileURL, $Async $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Asynchronous job ID $jobId = $jsonResponse.jobId # URL of generated PDF file that will available after the job completion $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url # Check the job status in a loop. do { $statusCheckUrl = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=" + $jobId $jsonStatus = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $statusCheckUrl # Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) Write-Host "$(Get-date): $($jsonStatus.status)" if ($jsonStatus.status -eq "success") { # Download PDF file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated PDF file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." break } elseif ($jsonStatus.status -eq "working") { # Pause for a few seconds Start-Sleep -Seconds 3 } else { Write-Host $jsonStatus.status break } } while ($true) } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

run.bat

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

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