Extract Text from a Three Column PDF File using PDF.co and Integromat

Extract Three-Column PDF in Integromat – Guide

  1. Create A Scenario
  2. Google Drive App
  3. Download A File
  4. Google Drive Connection
  5. PDF.co App
  6. Convert From PDF
  7. PDF.co Connection
  8. Test Result
  9. Plain Text Conversion Output

We prepared this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots on how to extract text from a three-column PDF file using PDF.co and Integromat.

This is the screenshot of our sample source file.


Sample Source File
Sample Source File


Step 1: Create A Scenario

First, let’s create a Scenario. Click on the + button in the center of your Integromat editor.

Step 2: Google Drive App

In the New Scenario, look up the Google Drive app from the list of apps.

Google Drive App

Step 3: Download A File

Under the Google Drive app, select the Download a File module.

Download A File

Step 4: Google Drive Connection

In this step, let’s connect to our Google Drive Connection.

  • In the Enter a File ID field, choose the Select from the list option.
  • For the Choose a Drive field, select My Drive so it returns the folder and file in this Drive.
  • Under the File ID field, input the exact folder where the file is located.

We are done with the first step. Now, let’s add another module to complete the Scenario.

Step 5: PDF.co App

Now add another module and choose the PDF.co app.

PDF.co App

Step 6: Convert From PDF

In this step, choose the Convert from the PDF module. This module converts PDF pages into structured Plain Text and other formats.

Convert From PDF

Step 7: PDF.co Connection

In this step, let’s connect our PDF.co Account to perform the action.

  • In the Input Type field, select the Import a File from the URL to fetch the Google Drive file link.
  • In the Input field, enter the URL of the source file from your Google Drive account.


Now, we can Test and Run to make sure that there are no errors in the setup.

PDF.co Connection

Step 8: Test Result

Great! The Scenario ran successfully. You can find the downloadable file URL in the output.

Test Result

Step 9: Plain Text Conversion Output

This is the plain text output of our three-column PDF file.


Source File Output
Source File Output


In this tutorial, you learned how to extract text from a three-column PDF file using PDF.co and Integromat. You also learned how to set up the Convert from PDF in plain text which also supports other conversion formats.