Let's Annotate with REST API in PHP

Annotator SDK for PHP developers allows quick, reliable and multiple types of text and image annotations with minimal code.

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GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud SDK for PHP works as a handy document annotation toolkit for developers. This allows you to build data-labeling solutions in PHP that let your end-users apply various types of annotations and text markups to better collaborate via their business documents. Its cross-platform support makes it the default choice for individuals and businesses of all sorts for annotating their documents of all popular file formats. The annotation solution also works with 3rd party cloud storage providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to create my own PHP application to annotate documents?

Check out GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud SDK for PHP at GitHub if you are looking for the source code to annotate file in the Cloud.

Can I try GroupDocs.Annotation REST APIs on PHP for free?

You can try GroupDocs.Annotation Low-Code PHP APIs without any limitations.

I do not want to upload my confidential files anywhere for annotations? What are my options?

GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud is also available as Docker image which can be used to self-host the service. Or you may build your own services using GroupDocs.Annotation High-code APIs which currently drive our REST APIs.

Advanced Document Annotation REST API Features

Add/remove graphic annotations & text markups

Retrieve document information such as metadata

Fetch annotation data for supported file formats

Import/export annotation list of the document

Render annotated document to PDF

Save resultant annotated document to storage & fetch its link

Support for multiple file formats & Cross-platform compatibility

Apply text redaction to the slide’s content

Apply annotations to Header/Footer area in Microsoft Word documents

Quick & Reliable Document Annotation

GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud API provides a number of ways to deal with annotations. It not only allows retrieving annotations from documents, but also adds(exports) or remove annotations from a document and retrieves the resultant document as the stream.‎

Remove document annotations - PHP

  //Get your AppSID and AppKey at https://dashboard.groupdocs.cloud (free registration is required).
  $configuration = new Configuration();
  $annotationApi = new AnnotationApi($configuration);
  $request = new Requests\DeleteCleanDocumentRequest("template.pdf","SourceFiles");
  $response = $annotationApi->deleteCleanDocument($request);

Robust Set of Annotation Tools

In GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud SDK for PHP, two types of annotations are available; graphical and text-based. Text-based annotations, support adding text comments to selections, hiding classified text via redaction, markups to highlight text with underlines/strikethroughs, and stickynotes to be added to rich text. Graphical annotations, support adding notes to rectangular highlighted area, hiding confidential text or image, applying notes to a particular point within the document, dropping arrows to point to an object, drawing freehand lines and shapes, applying text-based watermarks, and distance based annotations.

Easy Integration

No installation is required on the client or server end. Just create an account at GroupDocs.Cloud to get the App SID & Key and you are ready to integrate GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud SDK into your PHP applications.

Easy Customization

Customization is quick, easy and realiable because GroupDocs.Annotation Cloud SDK for PHP is open source, has an MIT license, thouroughly tested and out of the box running. So you can use it, and even customize it as per your requirements free of charge.

Interactive API Explorer

Check our Swagger based API explorer, where you can view list of all the features that our annotation PHP API offers you. Moreover, you can try out any feature right in your browser by providing desired parameters. Please visit our Interactive API Explorer now.

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