How to Summarize PDFs & Documents in ChatGPT by OpenAI

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OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been doing wonders ever since it was launched. And if you are eager to learn how to Summarize PDFs & Documents by using the tool, this short blog post is for you.

Let’s get to it…

Using ChatGPT to Summarize PDFs & Documents

Below, I will be providing you with 2 different example prompts along with working screenshots so that you can get it done easily.

🎉 You also need to upload the required files (PDF, DOCX, DOC, TXT, RTF, and other document files) to the ChatGPT for this operation. Just click on the small plus (+) icon in the left of the prompt input field to select and upload the files.

Prompt #1

Summarize the content of the uploaded large unformatted PDF document.

Prompt #1 to Summarize PDFs & Documents in OpenAI's ChatGPT

This prompt instructs the ChatGPT to analyze and condense the contents of a large, unformatted PDF document that has been uploaded. It extracts key points, discards irrelevant information, and presents a brief overview of the document’s primary content.

Prompt #2

Summarize a substantial unformatted PDF document. The PDF may contain various elements such as text, tables, and other unstructured data. You may also need to use OCR. Comprehend and accurately summarize the content of the PDF, providing a concise and informative summary of the main points and key information present in the document.

Prompt #2 to Summarize PDFs & Documents in OpenAI's ChatGPT

This prompt instructs the ChatGPT to generate a summary of a lengthy, unformatted PDF. It may need to utilize OCR to recognize text within images or tables. The goal is to distill the main points and crucial data from the PDF into a succinct summary.

🎉 You can modify the above prompts as per your use case to get the desired output. OpenAI’s GPT-4 is powerful and properly understands any prompt you provide.

Also, check some other interesting things that you can do with the OpenAI’s ChatGPT:

And if you get stuck somewhere, kindly feel free to let me know in the comments below.

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✦ Assistance from an AI engine was utilized in writing and/or editing this post to enhance its quality.

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