Dropbox
Google Sheets
Workflow Template

Export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets

This automation will export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets, including the file name, link and extracted text.
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Find Dropbox files
Action
Get text from image
Action
Add data to sheet tab
Action

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How to run the workflow

Ready to simplify the process of extracting text from image or PDF files stored in Dropbox and organizing it in Google Sheets? This automation exports text from image or PDF files in Dropbox to Google Sheets, including the file name, link, and extracted text.

Imagine you're managing a collection of documents in Dropbox, each containing valuable information hidden within images or PDFs. Instead of spending hours manually transcribing data, this automation does it all for you. With just a few clicks, text is extracted, organized, and readily accessible in your Google Sheets.

Manual transcription is time-consuming and error-prone, potentially leading to inaccuracies in your data, and without automation, locating and organizing information from image or PDF files stored in Dropbox can be a tedious and inefficient process.

Whether you're digitizing documents, extracting data for analysis, or organizing research findings, this automation empowers you to streamline your workflow and make the most out of your data resources.

Let’s set it up!

Step 1: Create a Google Sheets spreadsheet

The first step is to create a Google Sheets spreadsheet for the text from the image or PDF to be saved into.

Step 2: Pin the playbook and integrate Google Sheets and Dropbox

First, click the “Pin it” button at the top of this page to save this automation. You will be redirected to install the browser extension when you run it for the first time. Bardeen will also prompt you to integrate Google Sheets and Dropbox.

Activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on a Windows machine on your keyboard) and click on the playbook card. The setup flow will start. Bardeen will ask you to specify the Google Sheets spreadsheet to save all the information. 

Click on “Save Input” and checkmark Dropbox. You can edit Inputs later by hovering over the playbook. 

Step 3: Run the automation to export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets

Go to an image or a PDF in Dropbox, open Bardeen, and click on the Playbook card. 

Bardeen will ask for the Google Sheets spreadsheet to save the information to. Then the playbook will export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets, including the file name, link and extracted text.

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Available actions & triggers

Apps:
Export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets
Export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets
Export text from an image or PDF file in Dropbox to Google Sheets
Types:
Both
Actions
Triggers
Add data to sheet tab
Add data to sheet tab
Action
When row changes
When row changes
Trigger
Clear Google Sheet
Clear Google Sheet
Action
Update or add rows in/to sheet
Update or add rows in/to sheet
Action
Find Dropbox files
Find Dropbox files
Action
Add data to sheet
Add data to sheet
Action
Create new spreadsheet tab
Create new spreadsheet tab
Action
When a file is added or updated in Dropbox
When a file is added or updated in Dropbox
Trigger
Add rows to Google Sheet
Add rows to Google Sheet
Action
When file is added to or modified in Dropbox
When file is added to or modified in Dropbox
Trigger
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