Google Apps Script pdfToText Utility#
This is a helper function that will convert a given PDF file blob into text, as well as offering options to save the original PDF, intermediate Google Doc, and/or final plain text files. Additionally, the language used for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) may be specified, defaulting to 'en' (English).
Note: Updated 12 May 2015 due to deprecation of DocsList. Thanks to Bruce McPherson for the
// Start with a Blob object var blob = gmailAttchment.getAs(MimeType.PDF);