How to PDF make searchable API in PowerShell using PDF.co Web API

Tutorial on how to PDF make searchable API in PowerShell

Learn how to PDF make searchable API in PowerShell with this source code sample. 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 and you can use it to PDF make searchable API with 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 # 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}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $Language, $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 }

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

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