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Sample JavaScript code for using PDFTron SDK to programmatically convert generic PDF documents to Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Learn more about our JavaScript PDF to Office

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//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Copyright (c) 2001-2021 by PDFTron Systems Inc. All Rights Reserved.
// Consult legal.txt regarding legal and license information.
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// The following sample illustrates how to use the PDF::Convert utility class to convert 
// documents and files to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
//
// The Structured Output module is an optional PDFNet Add-on that can be used to convert PDF
// and other documents into Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HTML format.
//
// The PDFTron SDK Structured Output module can be downloaded from
// https://www.pdftron.com/documentation/core/info/modules/
//
// Please contact us if you have any questions.	
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

const { PDFNet } = require('@pdftron/pdfnet-node');
const PDFTronLicense = require('../LicenseKey/LicenseKey');

((exports) => {
	'use strict';

	exports.runPDF2OfficeTest = () => {

		const main = async () => {

			const inputPath = '../TestFiles/';
			const outputPath = '../TestFiles/Output/';

			//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

			await PDFNet.addResourceSearchPath('../../lib/');

			if (!await PDFNet.StructuredOutputModule.isModuleAvailable()) {
				console.log('\nUnable to run the sample: PDFTron SDK Structured Output module not available.');
				console.log('---------------------------------------------------------------');
				console.log('The Structured Output module is an optional add-on, available for download');
				console.log('at https://www.pdftron.com/documentation/core/info/modules/. If you have already');
				console.log('downloaded this module, ensure that the SDK is able to find the required files');
				console.log('using the PDFNet::AddResourceSearchPath() function.\n');

				return;
			}

			//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

			try {
				// Convert PDF document to Word
				console.log('Converting PDF to Word');

				const outputFile = outputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.docx';

				await PDFNet.Convert.fileToWord(inputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pdf', outputFile);

				console.log('Result saved in ' + outputFile);
			} catch (err) {
				console.log(err);
			}

			try {
				// Convert PDF document to Word with options
				console.log('Converting PDF to Word with options');

				const outputFile = outputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables_first_page.docx';

				const wordOutputOptions = new PDFNet.Convert.WordOutputOptions();

				// Convert only the first page
				wordOutputOptions.setPages(1, 1);

				await PDFNet.Convert.fileToWord(inputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pdf', outputFile, wordOutputOptions);

				console.log('Result saved in ' + outputFile);
			} catch (err) {
				console.log(err);
			}

			//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

			try {
				// Convert PDF document to Excel
				console.log('Converting PDF to Excel');

				const outputFile = outputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.xlsx';

				await PDFNet.Convert.fileToExcel(inputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pdf', outputFile);

				console.log('Result saved in ' + outputFile);
			} catch (err) {
				console.log(err);
			}

			try {
				// Convert PDF document to Excel with options
				console.log('Converting PDF to Excel with options');

				const outputFile = outputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables_second_page.xlsx';

				const excelOutputOptions = new PDFNet.Convert.ExcelOutputOptions();

				// Convert only the second page
				excelOutputOptions.setPages(2, 2);

				await PDFNet.Convert.fileToExcel(inputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pdf', outputFile, excelOutputOptions);

				console.log('Result saved in ' + outputFile);
			} catch (err) {
				console.log(err);
			}

			//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

			try {
				// Convert PDF document to PowerPoint
				console.log('Converting PDF to PowerPoint');

				const outputFile = outputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pptx';

				await PDFNet.Convert.fileToPowerPoint(inputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pdf', outputFile);

				console.log('Result saved in ' + outputFile);
			} catch (err) {
				console.log(err);
			}

			try {
				// Convert PDF document to PowerPoint with options
				console.log('Converting PDF to PowerPoint with options');

				const outputFile = outputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables_first_page.pptx';

				const powerPointOutputOptions = new PDFNet.Convert.PowerPointOutputOptions();

				// Convert only the first page
				powerPointOutputOptions.setPages(1, 1);

				await PDFNet.Convert.fileToPowerPoint(inputPath + 'paragraphs_and_tables.pdf', outputFile, powerPointOutputOptions);

				console.log('Result saved in ' + outputFile);
			} catch (err) {
				console.log(err);
			}

			//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

			console.log('Done.');
		};

		PDFNet.runWithCleanup(main, PDFTronLicense.Key).catch(function (error) {
			console.log('Error: ' + JSON.stringify(error));
		}).then(function () { return PDFNet.shutdown(); });
	};
	exports.runPDF2OfficeTest();
})(exports);
// eslint-disable-next-line spaced-comment
//# sourceURL=PDF2OfficeTest.js

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