Extract Text with Format from PDF or XPS using PDF.co and Zapier

In this tutorial, we will show you how to extract text with format PDF or XPS using PDF.co and Zapier.

This is the screenshot of the Sample Source File we will use.

Sample Source File
Sample Source File

Step 1: Make A Zap

First, click on the Make a Zap button at the top left corner of your dashboard.

Step 2: Select PDF.co App

Under the App Event, select the PDF.co from the list of apps.

PDF.co App

Step 3: Select PDF to Anything Converter

In the Action Event field, select the PDF to Anything Converter to convert our PDF file to Text.

PDF To Anything Converter

Step 4: Connect PDF.co Account

Now, let’s connect our PDF.co Account to perform the Zap.

PDF.co Account

Step 5: Set Up Action

  • For the Output Format, select the Plain Text in order to convert our PDF to TEXT.
  • In the PDF URL field, enter the link of the source PDF document. Kindly set the file sharing option to Anyone with a link if you’re using Google Drive or any similar services.
  • Under Pages, type in the page index 0 to represent page 1.
Set Up Action

Step 6: Test and Review

Click the Test & Review button to send our action configuration to PDF.co. This is to make sure that everything works without a hitch.

Test and Review

Step 7: Test Result

Excellent! Our test was successful. You can copy and paste the URL to see the output. You can also now turn on the zap.

Test Result

Step 8: Source File Output

Here’s what our sample PDF Invoice looks like after it has been converted to TEXT.

Source File Output
Source File Output

In this tutorial, you learned how to extract text with format from a PDF using PDF.co and Zapier. You also learned how to set up the PDF to Anything Converter to convert a PDF document to Text and other supported formats.