Our PDF Editor API can help you search, replace, and delete Text from PDF with ease, and automatically. That will save you hundreds of full-time equivalent (FTE) hours each year, as well as delivering quality PDF edits. Read on to discover why you should use our PDF to find and replace API.
Benefits of our Search, Replace, and Delete Text from PDF API
We understand that you need to cut your operational costs to grow your profits. That is why when you use our API tools to convert Word to fillable PDF, you only pay for the converted forms.
You do not need to buy a license for one-time conversions, and neither do you need to pay more for bulk usage. Instead, the more you use our API, the lesser you pay for each credit. The cost per credit varies from $0.0033 to $0.04, with bulk purchases costing less.
On-Premise API Server and SDKs
Sometimes businesses may want to adopt SaaS products to their IT infrastructure, for security reasons, as well as streamlining their production processes. We understand that need, and we can help you run our APIs from your on-premise servers.
Furthermore, we can also provide you with SDKs, so that your in-house developers can build apps that can interact with our search, replace, and delete a PDF tool. And if you do not have in-house developers, you have an option to use Zapier, Integromat, and UiPath integrations.
Our API allows you to find and replace text in multiple PDF files, in the background. With this feature, “set editing tasks and forget,” and then access the processed files later on. You will find this feature quite useful when processing large PDF files.
How to Process Large PDF of 100 Pages Asynchronously
When editing large PDF files, the processes may time out after 25 seconds, and return an error. To avoid getting timeout errors, you can enable “async” mode by setting the “async” input param to “true”.
Once you do that, the API method will start to execute that job in the background. It will also return a unique identifier for that job, using the “jobId” property, along with the job’s final access “URL’.
How to Upload PDF Files and Execute the API Method
Step 1: Request Upload URL
You can request a temporary upload URL, using /file/upload/get-presigned-url param. That will return a “presignedUrl” that you can use to upload your file and a “URL” that you will use to access the uploaded file.
Step 2: Upload PDF
Use PUT to upload your file to “presignedUrl” from Step 1.
Step 3: Call API Method
You can now call the API method with the “URL” from Step 1 as the input. Moreover, you can set “async” param to “true” to run the job in the background. That will also prompt the API method to return an output URL/s with a corresponding “jobId”.
Step 4: Check Execution Status
Use the “/job/check” API method with the “jobId” param from Step 3, to check the execution status of the background job.
Step 5: Download File
When the job is complete, the “/job/check” will return a “status” param as “success”, at which point you can use the URL/s from Step 3 to access your edited PDF file.
In summary, that is how you can use our API tool to find, replace, or delete text from a PDF. You can get a complete set of input parameters here, which you can use to refine or modify the API execution.
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