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How to Extract text from PDF file by folder?

Hi Team, 


I am pretty new to this power automation world. 

I would like to know is there a way I can extract the text form multiple pdf files by loop. 

like ;- 
making a call get a all the pdf from one folder and extract the text from those pdf files one by one. 

I am trying to build a RPA for our outbound orders team. 


> we receive multiple orders in pdf format form our customers 

> then we copy paste around 10 fields from these pdf files to existing excel sheet one by one. 


Is there a why i Can automate this by power automation. 


Thank you


Super User II
Super User II

HI @Dil21 


Depending of the type of the PDF you need to use OCR.


I found a tutorial in how to use it in Power Automate Desktop.


Can you please check if and let me know if you have any questions?



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