How to optimize PDF from URL for PDF optimization API in PowerShell with PDF.co Web API

How to optimize PDF from URL for PDF optimization API in PowerShell: How To Tutorial

We’ve created and updating regularly our sample code library so you may quickly learn PDF optimization API and the step-by-step process in PowerShell. PDF optimization API in PowerShell can be implemented with 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.

You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the code below and use it in your application. Sample code in PowerShell is all you need. Copy-paste it to your the code editor, then add a reference to PDF.co Web API and you are ready to try it! Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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OptimizePdfFromUrl.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-optimize/sample.pdf" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. $Password = "" # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.pdf" # Prepare URL for `Optimize PDF` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/optimize?name={0}&password={1}&url={2}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $SourceFileURL $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($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 PDF file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url; # Download PDF file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated PDF file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." } 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 "& .\OptimizePdfFromUrl.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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