How to convert PDF to text from URL for PDF to text API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

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Today you are going to learn how to convert PDF to text from URL in PowerShell. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF to text API in PowerShell. 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.

This rich sample source code in PowerShell for PDF.co Web API includes the number of functions and options you should do calling the API to implement PDF to text API. Follow the instruction and copy – paste code for PowerShell into your project’s code editor. Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.

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ConvertPdfToTextFromUrl.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-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" # 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}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $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 TXT file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url; # Download TXT file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated TXT file saved as `"$($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 "& .\ConvertPdfToTextFromUrl.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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