Question:I am a newbie to PHP. I am working on file. Thing is, I know the way to upload PDF file and also have a code to convert it to text.The thing is I want to link them i.e. , when I upload a PDF file it should take the file uploaded as input and generate corresponding converted text file. can any one explain the way or provide any useful links for this problem. Is there any solution on VeryPDF?
Answer: According to your description, there is one API fits you, it is named as VeryPDF PDF to Text Converter Cloud API, by which you can convert online PDF to text directly and this cloud based application allows you to call it from PHP code easily. The most important is that when you use this software, you do not need to download any application to your computer. No matter what computer system is, this software can help you do that. Simply open website browser, input the URL then the conversion will be done from PHP at once. Please check more information of this software on homepage. In the following part, I will show you how to use this software.
Step 1. Register an account.
- This software is one of the applications of cloud API, so you need to register an account on registration page. If you do not have API code, this software also could be used but there will be watermark.
- Once registration finishes, the code will be sent to your email box at once. Please make sure to use the same email address when register VeryPDF Cloud API account and buy "Plan"online. VeryPDF Cloud API uses email address to identify unique account.
Step 2. Convert PDF to text online from PHP
- When you use this software, please make sure there is any browser installed and web net connection is available.
- Open browser and input the URL following this example:
Now let us check the above URL. Please change the API key code to the real code, change the online URL of the PDF to the real PDF file URL which you need to convert it to text. Then press Enter the conversion could be done.
- Please note this software does not have OCR function, now it can not be used to process image PDF. When you need to convert image PDF to text, please use VeryPDF OCR Cloud API.
- When you need to call the conversion from PHP code, please refer to the following code template:
/* gets the data from a URL */
$ch = curl_init();
$timeout = 5;
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, $timeout);
$data = curl_exec($ch);
$returned_content = get_data('http://online.verypdf.com/api/?apikey=XXXX&app=pdftools&infile=http://online.verypdf.com/examples/cloud-api/verypdf2.pdf&outfile=verypdf.txt&-f=1&-l=1&-layout');
During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.