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PDF from Doc, DocX, RTF, TXT, XPS (Document to PDF)

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Description: Convert DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, XPS files into PDF. GET or POST request.

Status Errors

CodeDescription
200The request has succeeded
400bad input parameters
401unauthorized
403not enough credits
405Timeout error. To process large documents or files please use asynchronous mode ( set async parameter to true) and then check the status using /job/check endpoint. If a file contains many pages then specify a page range using pages parameter. The number of pages of the document can be obtained using the endpoint /pdf/info

Example

Sample Request:

! Don’t forget to set x-api-key url param or http header param (preferred) to API key, get yours here

POST
{
	"name" : "result.pdf",
	"url" : "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/doc-to-pdf/sample.docx"
}

Available Methods

[POST] /pdf/convert/from/doc

  • url required. URL to the source file. Supports links from Google Drive, Dropbox and from built-in PDF.co files storage. For uploading files via API please check Files Upload section. If you are randomly getting Too Many Requests or Access Denied error for your input url, please try to add cache: to enable built-in url caching. You can also encrypt data for output files and decrypt data input files with user-controlled data encryption (uses strong AES encryption with your own keys). Click here to learn more.
  • httpusername (optional) - http auth user name if required to access source url.
  • httppassword (optional) - http auth password if required to access source url.
  • pages optional. Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. IMPORTANT: the very first page starts at 0 (zero). To set a range use the dash -, for example: 0,2-5,7-. To set a range from index to the last page use range like this: 2- (from page #3 as the index starts at zero and till the of the document). For ALL pages just leave this param empty. Example: 0,2-5,7- means first page, then 3rd page to 6th page, and then the range from 8th (index = 7) page till the end of the document. Must be a String.
  • name optional. File name for generated output. Must be a String.
  • expiration (optional). Output link expiration in minutes. Default is 60 (i.e. 60 minutes or 1 hour). After this delay generated output file(s) (if any) will be auto-removed from PDF.co temporary files storage. Max allowed expiration period depends on your current subscription plan. To store permanent input files (e.g. re-usable images, pdf, documents), please use PDF.co built-in Files Storage instead.

  • async optional. Runs processing asynchronously. Returns JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the background job (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false.
  • profiles optional. Must be a String. Use this parameter to set additional configuration for fine tuning and extra options. Explore PDF.co knowledgebase for profile examples.

  • Method: POST
  • URL: /v1/pdf/convert/from/doc

Query parameters

No query parameters accepted.

Body payload

{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/doc-to-pdf/sample.docx",
    "pages": "0-",
    "name": "result.pdf",
    "async": false
}

Example responses

POST /pdf/convert/from/doc
{
    "url": "https://pdf-temp-files.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/efc283805b4a47da87910826d4ddf063/result.pdf?X-Amz-Expires=3600&x-amz-security-token=FwoGZXIvYXdzEKz%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDFzXkfTapcUbLLKahiKBAbIL4F2wV3gvozuGDxmOpWUu9ETuVzkYKjMuNLAFzVZeSgRm9Yuaj7ubad9uOLQkL65GNgBQoy1Xm%2FxtLWD9tegUYd3hFvYfIWMfkWjuROwMGTZeD3CMacDPdFkP%2BUSG4aXOZb8MoG2PXnsd9UUeOvrevZkCVTg77OBXIteBCPOojSjeis%2F5BTIoVCi%2FrwV5kEGkbfBwtgsfQL3MxSbg7j%2Fud%2F3oGbUWW7zsemcfiHTiFg%3D%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=ASIA4NRRSZPHAK44PZ6O/20200812/us-west-2/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20200812T103301Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-security-token&X-Amz-Signature=6a176281828de74c917a4ff5bacd46eeca50221178bf34d01cac331f172e51c3",
    "pageCount": 1,
    "error": false,
    "status": 200,
    "name": "result.pdf",
    "remainingCredits": 61165
}

Code Snippet

CURL
curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/from/doc' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/doc-to-pdf/sample.docx",
    "pages": "0-",
    "name": "result.pdf",
    "async": false
}'

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