How to replace text from PDF in PowerShell with PDF.co Web API

What is PDF.co Web API? It 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.

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ReplaceTextFromUrl.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-split/sample.pdf" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. $Password = "" # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.pdf" # Prepare URL for `Replace Text from PDF` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/edit/replace-text" # Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod) # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $body = @{ "name" = $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf) "password" = $Password "url" = $SourceFileURL "searchString" = "The most conspicuous feature of" "replaceString" = "replaced text" } | ConvertTo-Json try { # Execute request $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "Content-Type" = "application/json" } -Body $body -Uri $query $jsonResponse = $response.Content | ConvertFrom-Json if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL of generated PDF file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url; # Download PDF file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated PDF file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

run.bat

      
@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\replaceStringFromUrl.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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