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Read PDF With OCR


Reads all characters from a specified PDF file and stores it in a string variable by using OCR technology.



  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity.


  • FileName - The path of the PDF file to be read. Only String variables and strings are supported.
  • Password - The password of the PDF file, if necessary. Only String variables and strings are supported.


  • DegreeOfParalelism - Specifies how many, if any, pages to be analyzed in parallel. The -1 value uses the maximum number of logical processors on the machine, while specifying a positive value uses that number of logical processors. By default, this property is set to -1.
  • ImageDpi - The DPI used for the OCR process. By default, this field is set to 150.
  • Range - The range of pages that you want to read. If the range isn't specified, the whole file is read. You can specify a single page (e.g. "7"), a range of pages (e.g. "7-12"), or a complex range, (e.g. "2-5, 7, 15-End" or "All"). Only string variables and strings are supported. The default value is "All".


  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.


  • Text - The extracted string. This field supports only String variables.

Example of using the Read PDF With OCR activity

Here you can see how the Read PDF With OCR activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities.

Updated about a year ago

Read PDF With OCR

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