How to convert any Document Format into PDF in Node.JS

Here’s a quick tutorial for setting up automatic document format detection and then using that to convert any common document or image file into a PDF.

If we use this command for npm install, we will have our API client ready to go in no time.

npm install cloudmersive-convert-api-client --save

Next call convertDocumentAutodetectToPdf, which already has the functionality we need built right in.

var CloudmersiveConvertApiClient = require('cloudmersive-convert-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ConvertDocumentApi();var inputFile = "/path/to/file"; // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.convertDocumentAutodetectToPdf(inputFile, callback);

And with that, our work is complete. For any input file, the API will automatically determine its format, then proceed to convert it into a PDF and return it to you. Easy as pie.

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