PDF Not Accessible

I’m building an automation that scrapes a table from PDFs and then uploads the data to Smartsheet, but it cannot scrape data from the PDF. To create test data I made an example contract in Word and then converted it to PDF. When I attempt to scrape the table it didn’t recognize individual elements of the PDF, and instead it’s just one big block it can’t read. I’ve used to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to tag the table in order to make it more accessible, but that didn’t seem to help.

Does anyone one know what I’m doing wrong in UiPath, or how I can better structure the PDF so the table can be scraped? I’ve attached the PDF so you can see what I’m referring to.

Acme Test Contract.pdf (231.0 KB)


You can either scrape the whole text, use string manipulations and retrieve the required text.
You can use Anchor Base with Find element (on left) and Get Text (on right) and scrape required fields.

Thank you

I would like to use the anchor base since I will be pulling the same values from different PDFs in different locations. The issue I’m having is that it does not recognize any elements. Do you know what I need to do to ensure that it recognizes elements in the PDFs?