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).

Recent Updates

Here are recent changes in the latest version of the PDF.co for Zapier plugin:

  1. PDF Table finder – finds tables in PDF, powered by AI. Should be used with PDF to CSV/ XML/ JSON to find and extract tables
  2. PDF To Anything – added `PDF to meta` converter type that is powered by AI and provides additional information about text snippets such as HTML heading styles (h1, h2, h3, and others) and text snippet type similar to Excel type detection.
  3. Document Classifier – create your own classifier based on this rules-based document classification tool.
  4. Minor fixes and improvements.

Main Modules

PDF.co for Zapier plugin includes the following modules you can use right inside your Zapier automation:

  • PDF.co Barcode Generator – generation of high-quality QR Codes, Code 39, Code 128, Datamatrix barcodes as well as other barcode types. You have the option to export generated barcode as an image or include it into PDF using PDF.co PDF filler module;
  • PDF.co Barcode Reader – reading of almost any type of barcodes including QR Codes, Code 128, Code 39, Datamatrix, barcode decoding from PDF documents & scans, input images, TIFF. Returns decoded values and information about barcodes locations;
  • PDF.co PDF to Anything Converter – this is a very impressive module providing access to the following potent PDF transformation functions:
    • PDF To Simple Text – quick and affordable PDF to text extractor created for fast copying of text from PDF
    • PDF To Text – a more powerful PDF to text extractor including automated OCR (image to text) that is powered by AI for more accurate text restoration and preserves the original visual layout. It also supports malformed and damaged PDF documents and images;
    • PDF To JSON – AI-driven PDF to text extractor that returns a set of JSON objects with fonts, positions, text styles & size as well as virtual layout grid information included;
    • PDF To XML – AI-driven PDF to text extractor that returns a set of XML objects with fonts, positions, text styles & size as well as virtual layout grid information included;
    • PDF To HTML – AI-driven PDF to HTML transformation function that outputs HTML resembling 100% the original input PDF document. The HTML format can be viewed in any browser with no PDF readers required! Output HTML includes text with styles and layout, original images and vector drawings;
    • PDF To PNG – returns a high-quality PNG image of the input PDF file and PDF pages. Suitable for high-quality previews of PDF without access to source PDF;
    • PDF To JPG – returns a high-quality JPG image of the input PDF file and PDF pages (jpg representation is recommended for PDF preview thumbnails since it provides the highest quality/size ratio);
  • PDF.co Anything to PDF Converter – includes the PDF functions represented below:
    • URL to PDF – can quickly and easily convert the input link into PDF format. If you need a more powerful version please check HTML To PDF Converter module (see below);
    • HTML to PDF – can quickly convert the HTML code into PDF. Quick and easy PDF creation. If you require a more powerful version please check HTML To PDF Converter module (see below);
    • JPG to PDF – can automate PDF creation and generate a new document from a range of images in JPEG format;
    • PNG to PDF – can automate PDF creation and generate a new document from a range of images in PNG format;
  • PDF.co HTML to PDF Converter – powerful URL to PDF and HTML to PDF converter. The HTML templates can be designed and re-used with {{Mustache}} and {{Handlebars}} templates supported. The orientation, paper size, CSS styles, and other specifics can be adjusted! 
  • PDF.co Document Parser – AI-powered, reads PDF and scanned documents. Check out built-in templates like Invoice Parser or make your own Document Parser templates with no coding needed! It supports the extraction of fields, tables, scanned documents, dynamic blocks. The templates can be re-used for automated reading from input PDF documents and scans. The output formats include JSON, XML, CSV, XML and plain text versions; 
  • PDF.co PDF Information Reader – get information about input PDF files such as keywords, title, description, author, and much more;
  • PDF.co PDF Merger – can merge PDF and JPG, images, documents, spreadsheets, emails into one single output PDF file. 
  • PDF.co PDF Splitter – can split PDF files, extract selected pages and page ranges, define multiple ranges for PDF pages splitting into single or multiple PDF files;
  • PDF.co PDF Splitter by Text Search – can split PDFs based on text search. You can define keywords, phrases, and regex to find necessary pages and split them into new PDF documents; 
  • PDF.co Make PDF Searchable – can turn scanned documents (PNG, JPG, TIFF images) and scanned PDF files into text-searchable PDF files via built-in OCR function. It supports multiple languages configurations. 
  • PDF.co PDF Filler – supports automated PDF form filling, adding text, images, signatures into PDF templates. It can save output PDF as read-only PDF (PDF flattening) and can add barcodes into PDF templates via PDF.co Barcode Generator for QR Code and other barcodes;
  • PDF.co PDF Translator – supports translating the whole text in the input PDF file into one language (for example, Spanish) and generates a new PDF file with all text translated into a new language. The module is 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. A full list of 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. Recognizes 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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