How to PDF make searchable API for advanced conversion options in PowerShell using PDF.co Web API

Learn how to PDF make searchable API to have advanced conversion options in PowerShell

Every ByteScout tool contains example PowerShell source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. PDF.co Web API was made to help with advanced conversion options in PowerShell. 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.

Fast application programming interfaces of PDF.co Web API for PowerShell plus the instruction and the code below will help to learn how to PDF make searchable API. Follow the instruction and copy – paste code for PowerShell into your project’s code editor. Enjoy writing a code with ready-to-use sample PowerShell codes to add advanced conversion options functions using PDF.co Web API in PowerShell.

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MakeSearchablePdfFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1
      
# Cloud API asynchronous "Make Searchable 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-make-searchable/sample.pdf" # 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 = "" # OCR language. "eng", "fra", "deu", "spa" supported currently. Let us know if you need more. $Language = "eng" # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.pdf" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Sample profile that sets advanced conversion options # Advanced options are properties of SearchablePDFMaker class from ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK used in the back-end: # https://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/5dee0c85-e13d-b93b-ab0f-d4b42ef60756.htm $Profiles = '{ "profiles": [ { "profile1": { "OCRLanguage": "eng", "OCRResolution": 300 } } ] }' # Prepare URL for `Make Searchable PDF` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/makesearchable?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&lang={3}&url={4}&async={5}&profiles={6}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $Language, $SourceFileURL, $Async, $Profiles $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($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 }

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

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