How to convert PDF to text from file for PDF to text API in cURL and PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to text from file for PDF to text API in cURL: Step By Step Instructions

If you want a quick and easy way to add a required functionality into your application then check this sample source code documentation. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF to text API in cURL. 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.

If you want to speed up the application’s code writing then cURL code samples for cURL developers help to implement using PDF.co Web API. This cURL sample code can be used by copying and pasting into your project. Once done,just compile your project and click Run. Further improvement of the code will make it more robust.

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@echo off :: Path of the cURL executable set CURL="curl.exe" :: The authentication key (API Key). :: Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api set API_KEY=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :: PDF file. set SOURCE_FILE=sample.pdf :: Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. set PAGES= :: PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. set PASSWORD= :: Destination JSON file name set RESULT_FILE_NAME=result.json :: Prepare URL for `PDF To JSON` API call set QUERY="https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/json?name=%RESULT_FILE_NAME%&password=%PASSWORD%&pages=%PAGES%" echo %QUERY% :: Perform request and save response to a file %CURL% -# -X GET -H "x-api-key: %API_KEY%" -F "file=@%SOURCE_FILE%" %QUERY% >response.json :: Display the response type response.json :: Use any convenient way to parse JSON response and get URL of generated file(s) echo. pause

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