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Last updated Jul 15, 2024

Read PDF Text

UiPath.PDF.Activities.ReadPDFText

Reads all characters from a specified PDF file and stores them in a string variable.

Properties

File
  • 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.
Input
  • PreserveFormatting - If selected, this option maintains the formatting of the file after the extraction is completed. The default value is False.
  • Range - The range of pages that you want to 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".
Output
  • Text - The extracted string. This field supports only String variables.
Common
  • DisplayName - The display name of the activity.
Misc
  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.

    Note: The Read PDF Text activity extracts the raw text from a PDF file, without applying any extraction algorithms and cannot be used with Document Understanding activities.

Example of using the Read PDF Text activity

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

  • Properties
  • Example of using the Read PDF Text activity

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