Read PDF data and save in excel without OCR

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#1

Hi All,

Is there any way to read data from PDF and save in excel without using OCR?

pdf is in text format (no images)

Thanks,
Narendra


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#2

@narendra_purTG,

For this purpose we open the PDF in the Firefox Portable browser and than read the needed elements with Xpath. This is much faster than using OCR.

Kind regards, WIlbert


#3

that is great … very good work around… Thanks Wilberty :slight_smile:


#4

Hi @wilbertyYuUdrW
this sounds like a great workaround to speed up the process and avoid OCR. I tried testing it but I cannot manage in the Open website action to open a local file. Even if I put a local file location in the URL field it defaults a “http://” in front of the adress and the file is not found. How do you do this?

Thanks!


#5

forget my question, I found the answer. If putting “file” in front of the adress the “http” does not come up :+1:


#6

use below format

file:///C:/Users/XXXX/Desktop/file.pdf

Thanks


#7

Wilbert, it is a really awesome workaround :star:
Thank you!


#8

Tim, you can also upload your files to S3 storage and use the links in recordings.