How to convert PDF to text from file (node for PDF to text API in JavaScript with PDF.co Web API

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On this page you will learn from code samples for programming in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API helps 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.

JavaScript code snippet like this for PDF.co Web API works best when you need to quickly implement PDF to text API in your JavaScript application. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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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.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"; // Prepare URL for `PDF To Text` API endpoint 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) } }; // 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 TXT file var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile); https.get(data.url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated TXT file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { // Service reported error console.log("Error: " + data.message); } });

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