PDF to text API in JavaScript using PDF.co Web API

Learn to code in JavaScript to make PDF to text API with this simple How-To tutorial

This page helps you to learn from code samples for programming in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to text API in JavaScript. 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.

Want to speed up the application development? Then this JavaScript, code samples for JavaScript, developers help to speed up the application development and writing a code when using PDF.co Web API. If you want to implement this functionality, you should copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your application. These JavaScript sample examples can be used in one or many applications.

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ConvertPdfToTextFromFile.js
      
/*jshint esversion: 6 */ var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); var fs = require("fs"); // `request` module is required for file upload. // Use "npm install request" command to install. var request = require("request"); // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const API_KEY = "**************************************"; // Source PDF file const SourceFile = "./sample-rotated.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const Pages = ""; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const Password = ""; // Destination TXT file name const DestinationFile = "./result.txt"; // Sample profile that sets advanced conversion options // Advanced options are properties of CSVExtractor class from ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK used in the back-end: // https://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/87ce5fa6-3143-167d-abbd-bc7b5e160fe5.htm /* Valid RotationAngle values: 0 - no rotation 1 - 90 degrees 2 - 180 degrees 3 - 270 degrees */ const Profiles = '{ "profiles": [{ "profile1": { "RotationAngle": 1 } } ] }'; // Prepare URL for `PDF To TXT` API call var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/text`; let reqOptions = { uri: query, headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY }, formData: { name: path.basename(DestinationFile), password: Password, pages: Pages, file: fs.createReadStream(SourceFile), profiles:Profiles } }; // Send request request.post(reqOptions, function (error, response, body) { if (error) { return console.error("Error: ", error); } // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(body); if (data.error == false) { // Download TEXT file var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile); https.get(data.url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated TEXT file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { // Service reported error console.log("Error: " + data.message); } });

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