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

Tutorial: how to do PDF to text API in PowerShell

Sample source codes below will show you how to cope with a difficult task, for example, PDF to text API in PowerShell. PDF to text API in PowerShell can be implemented with PDF.co Web API. PDF.co Web API is the flexible Web API that includes full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, pdf splitting and pdf splitting. Can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

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ConvertPdfToTextFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1
      
# Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To Text" 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-to-text/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 = "" # Destination TXT file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.txt" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Sample profile that sets advanced conversion options # Advanced options are properties of TextExtractor class from ByteScout Text Extractor SDK used in the back-end: # https://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/8a2bae5a-346f-8338-b5aa-6f3522dca0d4.htm $Profiles = '{ "profiles": [ { "profile1": { "TrimSpaces": "False", "PreserveFormattingOnTextExtraction": "True", "Unwrap": "True" } } ] }' # Prepare URL for `PDF To Text` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/text?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&async={4}&profiles={5}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $SourceFileUrl, $Async, $Profiles $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($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 TXT 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 TXT file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated TXT file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." break } elseif ($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 "& .\ConvertPdfToTextFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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