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

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

How does this automation work?

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How to run the workflow

Extracting text from image or PDF files in Google Drive and organizing it in Google Sheets manually can be quite a hassle. This automation exports text from image or PDF files stored in Google Drive to Google Sheets, complete with the file name and a handy link.

Instead of spending valuable time 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.

The process is time-consuming and error-prone, potentially leading to inaccuracies in your data and locating and organizing information from image or PDF files 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 Google Drive

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 Google Drive.

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 Google Drive. 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 Google Drive to Google Sheets

Go to an image or a PDF in Google Drive, 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 the image or PDF file in Google Drive to your Google Sheets, including the name of the file and link.

Run this Google Drive automation with Bardeen in minutes.

Available actions & triggers

Apps:
Export text from an image or PDF file in Google Drive to Google Sheets
Export text from an image or PDF file in Google Drive to Google Sheets
Export text from an image or PDF file in Google Drive to Google Sheets
Types:
Both
Actions
Triggers
When new row is appended
When new row is appended
Trigger
Find Google Drive file or folder
Find Google Drive file or folder
Action
Create Google Sheet
Create Google Sheet
Action
Update or add rows in/to sheet
Update or add rows in/to sheet
Action
Move Google Drive file
Move Google Drive file
Action
Create new spreadsheet tab
Create new spreadsheet tab
Action
When Google Drive file is modified
When Google Drive file is modified
Trigger
When row is added to Google Sheet
When row is added to Google Sheet
Trigger
When Google Drive folder is created or modified
When Google Drive folder is created or modified
Trigger
When row changes
When row changes
Trigger
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