PDF to TXT API

The API for converting PDF document to a plain text file, extract text from PDF.

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PDF to TXT features

Convert textual and scanned PDF document to a plain text file, extract text from PDF, apply OCR on a scanned PDF document before conversion.

API Endpoint

ConvertAPI offers a cloud-based solution, which makes PDF to TXT conversion effortless with just a single REST-API call:

HTTP POST

Authenticate your API call

Converting pdf to txt via REST-API is now easier than ever. Sign up for a free account to obtain your authentication secret, append it as a query string parameter to the conversion URL, and voilĂ ! You can find advanced authentication techniques in our docs.

QUERY AUTHENTICATION

Convert PDF to TXT using REST-API in no time!

Once you have your authentication in place, you can convert your files using application/json, multipart/form-data and application/octet-stream content types. A simple HTTP POST request using JSON would look like this:

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI JavaScript Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-js

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Node.js Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-nodejs

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI PHP Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-php

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Java Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-java

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI C# Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-dotnet

# Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Ruby Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-ruby

# Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Python Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-python

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Go Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-go

REM Code snippet is using the command line utility program: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-cli

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Conversion request using cURL

You can easily convert pdf to txt with a simple cURL request. Our documentation provides more advanced cURL request techniques.

File conversion using CLI

ConvertAPI CLI allows you to convert files using our command-line file conversion utility tool. Check out CLI documentation for a detailed explanation and usage examples.

REM Code snippet is using the command line utility program: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-cli

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You can try out advanced conversion parameters and test the conversion result online using our interactive demo tool. This tool will produce the same conversion output as if you were using the library from your solution, and it will auto-generate the code snippet for you!

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Conversion parameters

Password String

Sets the password to open protected documents.

PageRange String

Set page range. Example 1-10 or 1,2,5.

OcrLanguage Collection

Set the OCR language.

Values:   automatic ca da de es en fr fi it nl no pl pt ro ru sv sl tr

EnableOcr Bool

Enable optical character recognition(OCR).

IncludeFormatting Bool

Persist formatting while extracting text. Only works when RemoveHeadersFooters and RemoveFootnotes properties are disabled.

RemoveHeadersFooters Bool

Remove headers and footers from the document.

RemoveFootnotes Bool

Remove footnotes from the document.

RemoveTables Bool

Remove tables from the document.

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