# Read PDF
The Read PDF node is used to read data from PDF documents and extract its content as text.
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# Node Reference
The Read PDF node has one property:
- Binary Property field: This field specifies the name of the data property used to read the PDF file in n8n.
# Example Usage
This workflow allows you to read a PDF file using the Read PDF node. You can also find the workflow (opens new window) on the website. This example usage workflow would use the following three nodes.
The final workflow should look like the following image.
# 1. Start node
The start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.
# 2. Read Binary File
- Enter the path to the PDF file you want to read in the File Path field.
# 3. Read PDF node
- Enter the Property Name you used in the previous node in the Binary Property field.
- Click on Execute Node to run the workflow.