Connect PDF.co to thousands of other apps with Zapier

Zapier is the no-code automation tool that lets you connect PDF.co to 2,000+ other web services. Automated connections called Zaps, set up in minutes with no coding, can automate your day-to-day tasks and build workflows between apps that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Each Zap has one app as the Trigger, where your information comes from and which causes one or more Actions in other apps, where your data gets sent automatically.

PDF.co is the platform for intelligent document processing, OCR, pdf, barcodes and data extraction. We’ve created a dedicated PDF.co plugin for Zapier (click here to view on Zapier’s website) with the following modules you can use right inside your Zapier automations:

  • PDF.co Barcode Generator – generates high quality QR Code, Datamatrix, Code 39, Code 128 barcodes (and almost any other type) barcodes. You can export generated barcode as image or add into PDF using PDF.co PDF filler module;
  • PDF.co Barcode Reader – reads QR Code, Datamatrix, Code 128, Code 39 and almost any other barcode type from input images, pdf documents, tiff and pdf scans. Returns decoded values and information about barcodes locations;
  • PDF.co PDF to Anything Converter – this module is very powerful and provides access to the following powerful pdf transformation functions:
    • PDF To Simple Text – fast and cheaper pdf to text extractor designed for quick copying of text from pdf
    • PDF To Text – more powerful pdf to text extractor. Includes automated OCR (image to text), preserves original visual layout, powered by AI for more precise text restoration. Supports malformed and damaged pdf documents and images;
    • PDF To JSON – AI powered pdf to text extractor that returns collection of JSON objects with positions, fonts, text size, text styles, and virtual layout grid information included;
    • PDF To XML – AI powered pdf to text extractor that returns collection of XML objects with positions, fonts, text size, text styles, and virtual layout grid information included;
    • PDF To HTML – AI powered pdf to html transformation function that generates HTML looking identical to original input pdf document but it is HTML and can be viewed in any modern browser without pdf readers required! Output HTML includes text with styles and layout, original images and vector drawings;
    • PDF To PNG – returns high quality PNG images version of input PDF document and pdf pages. Suitable for high quality previews of PDF without access to source pdf;
    • PDF To JPG – returns high quality JPG images version of input PDF document and pdf pages (jpg representation is recommended for pdf preview thumbnails because it provides best quality / size ratio);
  • PDF.co Anything to PDF Converter – includes the following pdf functions:
    • URL to PDF – converts input link into PDF. Quick and easy. For more powerful version please see HTML To PDF Converter module (see below);
    • HTML to PDF – converts HTML code into PDF. Quick and easy. For more powerful version please see HTML To PDF Converter module (see below);
    • JPG to PDF – creates new pdf document from a set of jpg images;
    • PNG to PDF – creates new pdf document from a set of png images;
  • PDF.co HTML to PDF Converter – powerful URL to PDF and HTML to PDF converter. You can design and re-use HTML templates with {{Mustache}} and {{Handlebars}} templates supported. Adjust paper size, orientation, CSS styles and much much more! 
  • PDF.co Document Parser – AI powered scanned documents and pdf reader. Use built-in templates like Invoice Parser or create your own document parser templates without any coding required! Supports extraction of fields, tables, scanned documents, dynamic blocks. Re-use templates for automatic reading from input PDF documents and scans. Outputs JSON, XML, CSV, XML and plain text versions; 
  • PDF.co PDF Information Reader – get information about input pdf files such as title, author, description, keywords and much more more;
  • PDF.co PDF Merger – merges images., PDF, documents, spreadsheets, emails into one single output PDF file. 
  • PDF.co PDF Splitter – split pdf documents, extract selected pages, extract page ranges, define multiple ranges for pdf pages splitting into single or multiple pdf files;
  • PDF.co PDF Splitter by Text Search – pdf splitter that is based on text search. Define keywords, phrases, regular expression to find key pages and split by these pages into new output pdf documents; 
  • PDF.co Make PDF Searchable – turns scanned documents (jpg, png, tiff images) and scanned pdf files into fully text searchable PDF files using built-in OCR function. Multiple languages configurations are supported. 
  • PDF.co PDF filler – fill out pdf forms automatically, add text, images, signatures into PDF templates. Supports saving output PDF as read-only pdf (pdf flattening). Supports PDF.co Barcode Generator for QR Code and other barcodes generation for adding into pdf templates;
  • PDF.co PDF Translator – translates all text in input PDF in one language (for example, Spanish) and generates new PDF file with all text translated into another language. Powered by AI and ML based translation engine from Amazon. 
  • PDF.co Search in PDF – search for text, regular expression or fuzzy text inside regular and scanned PDF files;
  • PDF.co Custom API Call – add call any PDF.co API endpoints using this module. Full list of available API functions is available at https://apidocs.pdf.co/

Getting Started with Zapier and PDF.co

Sign up for a free Zapier account, from there you can jump right in. To help you hit the ground running, here are some popular pre-made Zaps.

How do I connect PDF.co to Zapier?

  1. Log in to your Zapier account or create a new account.
  2. Navigate to “My Apps” from the top menu bar.
  3. Now click on “Connect a new account…” and search for “PDF.co”
  4. Use your credentials to connect your PDF.co account to Zapier.
  5. Once that’s done you can start creating an automation! Use a pre-made Zap or create your own with the Zap Editor. Creating a Zap requires no coding knowledge and you’ll be walked step-by-step through the setup.
  6. Need inspiration? See everything that’s possible with PDF.co and Zapier.

If you have any additional questions about Zapier, you can reach Zapier out at contact@zapier.com.

Otherwise, you can check out this detailed tutorial on how to connect PDF.co and Zapier.

List of Actions

Fill PDF Forms

How to fill out PDF form using PDF.co PDF Filler and Zapier.

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/how-to-fill-pdf-forms-using-zapier
Endpoint used /pdf/edit/add, more details on https://apidocs.pdf.co

Add Text and Images to PDF

This PDF.co Action for Zapier takes a source PDF file and adds text and images to it.

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/zapier/how-to-fill-pdf-forms-using-zapier-and-pdf-co
Endpoint used /pdf/edit/add, more details on https://apidocs.pdf.co

PDF Splitter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/zapier/split-pdf-from-google-drive-folder

This PDF.co Action for Zapier takes a source PDF file and splits pages from PDF documents into separate new PDF files.

PDF to CSV Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/pdfco-zapier-convert-pdf-to-csv-from-google-drive-folder

This Action for Zapier uses PDF.co API to extract text data from PDF scanned PDF or even photos of documents into CSV with data split by columns and rows and cells. The AI-powered engine used in PDF.co API auto-detects correct cells location inside the source document to re-create an original layout of the source document.

PDF to JSON Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-json-using-zapier

Converts PDF to JSON conversion. This Zapier action will take a PDF or scanned PDF file and will generate JSON from it that includes data from tables auto-splitter using built-in AI into columns and rows.

PDF File Information Reader

Get PDF document information like page count, author, description, keywords, and other information. This Zapier action will take a PDF file and will output information about the source PDF document as JSON. So you may use Title, pages count, author, keywords, description of PDF in other steps in your Zap.

Document Parser

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/parse-invoices-automatically

AI-powered data extraction for invoices in PDF, scanned PDF, JPG, PNG, TIFF formats. Recognized thousands of invoices and extracts values from Invoices such as total amount, date of the invoice, and invoice number.

PDF to JPG Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-jpg-image-using-zapier

Converts PDF to JPG. This action for Zapier will generate a JPG image of selected pages in the source PDF file.

Barcode Reader

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/zapier/how-to-read-barcodes-using-zapier

This powerful AI-powered barcode reader can read one or more barcodes from images and PDF documents. Supports images, TIFF, PDF files as input. Can read QR Code, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 93, PDF417, Datamatrix, MaxiCode, Aztec and almost all other popular barcode types.

Full list of supported barcodes to be read:

QR Code, Datamatrix, Code 128, Code 39, PDF 417, Micro QR Code, Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1, UPCA, Australian PostCode, Aztec, Circular I2 o f5, Codabar, CodablockF, Code 128, Code 16K, Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 39 Mod 43, Code 39 Mod 43 Extended, Code 93, DataMatrix, EAN13, EAN2, EAN5, EAN8, GS1, GS1DataBarExpanded, GS1DataBarExpandedStacked, GS1DataBarLimited, GS1DataBarOmnidirectional, GS1DataBarStacked, GTIN12, GTIN13, GTIN14, GTIN8, Intelligent Mail, Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF 14, MaxiCode, MICR, MicroPDF, MSI, Patch Code, PDF417, Pharmacode, PostNet, PZN, QR Code, Royal Mail, Royal Mail KIX, Trioptic, UPCA, UPCE, UPU

PDF to PNG Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-png-image-using-zapier

This Zapier action converts PDF to PNG images. You may select a page or range of pages to render into PNG images.

HTML to PDF Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/html-to-pdf-conversion-with-zapier

This Zap can convert HTML to PDF quickly using “Anything to PDF”.

PDF Merger

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/zapier/how-to-merge-files-using-zapier-and-pdf-co

This Zapier action merges 2+ PDF documents into a new single PDF file. You may take multiple pdf files and this action will merge source pdf files in the same order as they were in the input list.

PDF to XML Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-xml-code-using-zapier

This action converts PDF to the XML data file. The AI-powered engine used in PDF.co splits data into columns and rows. Data from tables is also converted into a table-like structure with rows and columns

URL to PDF Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-dropbox-documents-via-direct-url-to-pdf-using-zapier

This Zapier action uses a PDF.co engine to convert a link to a website (URL) into rich text PDF representation. This action is useful if you need to generate PDF copies of websites or pages on the selected website.

Barcode Generator

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/automate-barcode-generation-using-zapier-and-trello

This PDF.co API action generates a high-quality image of a barcode with value and type defined by input parameters.

Can generate the following barcode types:

QR Code, Datamatrix, Code 128, Code39, UPCA,  GS1, EAN, Aztec, Bookland, Codabar, Code 93, DataMatrix, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, Dutch Kix, EAN 128, EAN 13, EAN 14, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 8, GS1 128, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataMatrix, GTIN 12, GTIN 13, GTIN 14, GTIN 8, I2 of 5, Intelligent Mail, ISBN, ITF 14, Jan 13, MacroPDF 417, MaxiCode, MicroPDF 417, MSI, Numly, OpticalProduct, PDF417, PDF417 Truncated, Planet, Plessey, Postnet, PZN, RoyalMail, SingaporePostalCode, SwissPostParcel, Telepen, UPCA, UPCE, USPSSackLabel, USPSTrayLabel

PDF to XLS Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-xls-image-using-zapier

This action for Zapier extracts data from PDF, PDF scan, or image file and creates XLS (for Excel 97-2003+) file with columns, rows, cells similar to the original layout in a source document using PDF.co functionality powered by AI.

PDF to HTML Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-html-using-zapier

This action for PDF.co converts PDF to HTML with images, vectors, tables, and original layout preserved. Generated HTML can be viewed with browsers with no requirement for any PDF viewers.

Any Document to PDF Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/automated-conversion-of-any-document-to-pdf-using-pdf-co-and-zapier

This PDF.co action for Zapier takes input documents in TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, CSV, JPG, png formats, and instantly converts them into PDF.

PDF to XLSX Converter

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/convert-pdf-to-xlsx-spreadsheet-using-zapier

This action for Zapier is similar to the PDF to XLS converter action and also is using an AI-powered engine to extract data from the original image, PDF, or PDF scan and convert it into an XLSX spreadsheet with original data represented.

Generate PDF from Google Forms responses

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/generated-pdf-from-google-forms-responses-via-google-sheets

This action for Zapier shows how to generate PDF from Google forms responses via Google Sheets.

Add text and images with links to a PDF

Tutorial: https://pdf.co/add-text-and-images-with-links-to-a-pdf-using-zapier

This action for Zapier shows how to add text and images with links to a PDF. 

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