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pdfRest Launches New ‘Extract Text’ API Tool

Datalogics // October 30, 2023

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PDF page arrow showing text extracting to a document Extract Text is a REST API tool that extracts all text from a PDF document with options to return the following positional and style metadata for each word:

  • page
  • coordinates
  • font
  • size
  • color
  • color space

Extracting text from PDF documents is a crucial component of many document processing solutions, including:

  • Facilitating search and retrieval: PDF documents can be difficult to search and retrieve, especially if they are large or complex. Extracting the text from a PDF document allows it to be indexed by a search engine, making it easier to find and access the information that you need.
  • Enabling reuse and repurposing: PDF documents are often static documents that cannot be easily reused or repurposed. Extracting the text from a PDF document allows it to be copied and pasted into other documents or applications, or to be converted into other formats, such as HTML or XML. This makes it easier to reuse and repurpose the information in the PDF document.
  • Streamlining workflows: Many businesses and organizations have workflows that involve processing PDF documents. Extracting the text from PDF documents can automate these workflows and make them more efficient. For example, a company could use text extraction to automatically populate a CRM database with information from customer contracts or invoices.

Integrate text extraction solutions quickly with an easy-to-connect Cloud API service that can be called from nearly any programming language or low/no-code framework. PDF automation and batch processing at scale has never been simpler.

Get your free API Key now to access all of the pdfRest API Tools, and get started with the intuitive API Lab interface to build and send calls from your browser. You can also start from code samples in the pdfRest GitHub repository, or download preconfigured API Calls in the Postman Collection.

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