API Tools

pdfRest includes all of the API Tools you'll need to meet your PDF processing requirements, designed by digital document experts to make your development work easier than ever.

Convert

Convert files between formats and conform to specialized PDF standards

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PDF to Word

Convert PDF documents to Microsoft Word documents for easy editing

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PDF to Excel

Convert PDF documents to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to edit and analyze data

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PDF to PowerPoint

Convert PDF documents to adjustable Microsoft PowerPoint presentations

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Convert to PDF

Quickly and easily convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, BMP, TIF, PNG, JPG, HTML, and PostScript files to standardized PDF documents.

Convert to PDF/X
Convert to PDF/X

Convert standard PDF files to several PDF/X formats to meet prepress print requirements.

Convert to PDF/A
Convert to PDF/A

Convert PDFs to standard PDF/A formats to ensure compliance and support long-term preservation of documents.

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PDF to Images

Convert PDFs to JPGs, BMPs, PNGs, GIFs, and TIFs, accurately preserving color fidelity.

Optimize

Enhance PDFs for their intended usage with tools that target specific improvements

Compress PDF
Compress PDF

Minimize PDF file sizes while preserving content quality to speed up document transfers and reduce storage costs.

Linearize PDF
Linearize PDF

Apply linearization to PDFs to support a quick online viewing experience with Fast Web View.

Flatten Transparencies
Flatten Transparencies

Flatten all transparent objects in a PDF to increase RIP speed in a prepress workflow and support conversion to other file formats.

Flatten Annotations
Flatten Annotations

Flatten all annotations in a PDF to collapse their appearances into page content and make them uneditable.

Flatten Layers
Flatten Layers

Collapse all content from separate PDF layers onto a single layer of page content.

Modify

Apply changes to PDF content with this suite of modification tools

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Add to PDF

Add attachments, including XML and other file formats, and insert images into a PDF with precise positioning, preserving underlying PDF content.

Merge PDFs
Merge PDFs

Combine multiple PDF documents or pages into one consolidated PDF.

Split PDF
Split PDF

Split a single PDF document into one or more PDF documents with exactly the pages you need.

Forms

Process all PDF forms, including static and dynamic XFA and AcroForms

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Flatten Forms
Flatten Forms

Preserve and lock PDF form field values, make forms no longer editable, and convert Acroform and XFA files into standard PDF files.

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Import Form Data

Import values into PDF form fields from an external data file for both XFA forms and Acroforms.

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Export Form Data

Export values from PDF form fields to an external data file for both XFA forms and Acroforms.

Extract

Extract text, data, and document details to collect information and drive conditional logic

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Extract Text

Extract all text from a PDF, optionally including style and position information.

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Query PDF

Get the facts to power your workflow - return detailed info about a PDF and its content to drive conditional processing.

Secure

Protect your documents and data with this suite of tools to enhance security

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Watermark PDF

Apply a watermark to all pages of a PDF using either text or an image.

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Encrypt PDF
Secure PDFs with impenetrable encryption and require a password for viewers to open encrypted documents.
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Restrict PDF

Set restrictions on a PDF to limit how users can interact with the document, such as printing, editing, or extracting text and images.

Simplify

Build simple, streamlined workflows with these flexible utility tools

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Upload Files

Upload multiple files at once from local storage or public URL for convenient transfers prior to processing.

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Zip Files

Zip any number of uploaded or processed files across multiple API calls into a single archived Zip file for convenient downloads.

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