Extract text from PDF Action(Power Automate Desktop)


Japanese version.

This action extracts text information contained in the PDF and stores it in a variable.
Text that is represented by an image cannot be retrieved.

How to use

Drag "Extract text from PDF" under "PDF".

Set parameters.


PDF File

Specifies the target PDF file.

Page(s) to extract

Specify the pages to search.

For single or range, specify additional number of pages.


All pages are covered.

No parameters to be added.


Specify one target page with the additional parameter "Single page number".


Specify the target page range with the additional parameters "From page number" and "To page number".


Specify if a password is required to open the PDF file.

Leave empty to open without password.

Optimized for structured data

When ON, it will try to reproduce margins with spaces.

You may want to test with ON and OFF to determine how they are taken in.

Variables produced


Contains text extracted from the PDF.

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PDF Actions

Examples of Use

How to save the contents of a PDF to a text file.

How to convert Excel and PDF file to each other.