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[Full Guide] How to Chat with PDF Documents: AI Prompt-Based Examples

Gone are the days when we had to read the entire PDF from scratch, note down the key points manually, and search the web to understand complex terms. Now, all that is possible is within seconds with PDF AI tools.

UPDF's AI assistant is a powerful PDF AI assistant that allows you to chat with PDF documents and extract key information easily. It can help you summarize, translate, explain PDF content, or ask any question about the PDF. The best part is that UPDF's AI feature is accessible both online and in the app.

So, if you are someone who frequently has to read and analyze PDFs, then follow along to learn how to chat with any PDF using the best AI assistant.

Part 1. How to Chat with Your PDF Document "Online"?

UPDF's online AI assistant is a GPT-4 powered assistant that allows you to chat with PDF online by writing simple prompts. With UPDF's AI assistant online, you can:

  • Summarize the entire PDF or specific pages or content from the PDF.
  • Translate PDF content into any language of your choice.
  • Explain complex phrases used in the PDF.
  • Ask questions about the PDF, such as how many formulas are used in the document, etc.
  • Ask for assistance in anything within or beyond PDF, such as ideating, writing, rewriting, and more.

In short, UPDF's online AI assistant is a one-stop website to chat with any PDF and get the most out of the PDF in minimal time. Give UPDF's online AI assistant a try now!

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Feel like UPDF's AI assistant is the ultimate tool you need? Check the below prompt-based examples on how to chat with PDF like ChatGPT for different scenarios:

1. How to Chat with PDF to Summarize

UPDF's online AI assistant allows you to summarize the entire PDF, single/multiple pages, or specific sections from the PDF. To do so, go to the UPDF.ai website and upload the PDF file.

Afterward, here's how to use UPDF's AI feature online to summarize PDF:

Way 1: Summarize the Entire PDF

Prompt: Summarize this report in 7 bullet points within 200 words.

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Way 2. Summarize Selective Pages

Click the "Quick Prompt" option from the chat box and select "Summarize by Page".

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Select the page range and click "Go", UPDF's AI assistant will quickly provide the summary of those pages.

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Way 3. Summarize Specific Sections from the PDF

Prompt: According to this Digital Marketing Trends 2023 survey report, summarize the best strategies to engage with an audience.

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2. How to Chat with PDF to Translate

Just like summarization, UPDF's online AI Assistant allows you to translate PDF content into different languages, such as German, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, and more. Here's how to chat with PDF using UPDF's online AI feature to translate content:

Way 1. Translate Selective Pages

Change the "Output" language in the chatbot to your translation language.

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Next, click the "Quick Prompt" option from the chat box and "Translate by Page". Select the page range and click "Go". UPDF's AI assistant will instantly translate the content on those pages into your preferred language.

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Way 2. Translate Content from the PDF

If you want to translate specific content from the PDF, copy that content and then use the below prompt:

"Translate this content to [translation language]: [paste content]."

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3. How to Chat with PDF to Explain

Suppose that you want to use AI for healthcare purposes. For example, you want to analyze a medical report and chat with PDF free to understand the medical report results.

UPDF's online AI assistant allows you to chat with PDF in a human-like manner and ask it to explain your doubts. The three prompts below will help you understand how to chat with any PDF to explain the content:

Prompt #1: What does HbA1c mean, and is 6.2% concerning?

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Prompt #2: What are the potential reasons why the serum total cholesterol is at a high level of 271 md/dL?

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Prompt #3: Looking at this medical report, what should be my next steps?

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4. How to Chat with PDF to Rewrite

Beyond chatting with PDF to summarize, translate, or explain content, you can also use UPDF's online AI assistant to help rewrite existing content. Suppose that you have written a script for a promotional video, and you want an AI assistant to rewrite the script and make it more compelling.

Here's a prompt example to chat with PDF like ChatGPT to rewrite content:

Prompt: "I have drafted a script for a 5-minute promotional video about our new fitness app product launch. I want you to rewrite the script with smooth transitions between sections, compelling nature, and consistency in tone."

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This way, you can simply upload any PDF and then ask an AI assistant to rewrite the content. Alternatively, you can also use it to expand your existing writing, such as:

Prompt: Enhance my script for a tutorial video on advanced photo editing techniques. Add compelling examples, refine technical explanations for clarity, and suggest ways to maintain viewer engagement throughout.

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That's how UPDF's online AI assistant serves as your virtual assistant when consuming PDFs. To learn more on how to use AI assistants for different activities across industries, check out our AI how-to video page.

Part 2. How to Chat with Your PDF Documents "Offline"?

UPDF's AI assistant is also accessible within the UPDF app. UPDF itself is a powerful PDF editor app that allows users to edit, annotate, convert, OCR, protect, and do more with PDFs. It includes AI assistant as a built-in feature so users can get AI assistance and edit PDF at the same time. Interested users can click the button below to try the AI assistant for free.

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The best part is that the UPDF app is available on all 4 major platforms: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. This means that UPDF's AI assistant is accessible on all those devices.

With UPDF's app AI assistant, you can summarize, translate, explain, rewrite, ideate, and do much more with PDFs. To access UPDF's AI assistant on the app:

  1. Install the UPDF app on your device.
  2. Open the PDF with UPDF.
  3. Click the "UPDF AI" icon from the bottom right side and tap "Get Started" to let AI read and analyze the PDF.
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Afterward, below are a few prompt-based examples of how to chat with PDF using UPDF's app AI assistant:

1. How to Chat with PDF to Summarize

UPDF's AI assistant on the app allows you to summarize a PDF in three ways, as follows:

Way 1. Direct Select and Summarize

Select the text from the PDF to summarize, right-click the mouse, and tap UPDF AI > Summarize. The summarized text will appear in a new pop-up window.

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Way 2. Summarize the Entire PDF from Chatbot

Prompt: Summarize this PDF within 50 words, including 3 points.

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Way 3. Summarize Specific Pages

Similar to the online AI assistant, click the "Quick Prompt" icon located in the chat box and select "Summarize by Page".

Select the page range and click "Go" and you will get the summary of those pages right away.

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2. How to Chat with PDF to Translate

UPDF's app AI assistant lets you translate the PDF in three ways, as follows:

Way 1. Direct Select and Translate

Select the text from the PDF to translate, right-click the mouse, and tap UPDF AI > Translate > Translation languages. The translated text will appear in a new pop-up window.

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Way 2. Translate Specific Pages

Click the "Quick Prompt" icon located in the chat box and select "Translate by Page". The, select the page range and translation language. Afterward, click "Go" and you will get the translation right away.

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Way 3. Translate Selective Content from the PDF

Select and copy the content from PDF and use the below prompt:

Prompt: Translate these sentences into [translation language]: [paste content].

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3. How to Chat with PDF to Explain

If a PDF contains complex phrases you are not aware of, you can use UPDF's AI Assistant to explain those terms. You can select the text, right-click, and tap UPDF AI > Explain to get the explanation of that term.

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Alternatively, you can use the chat box to ask questions related to the PDF, such as:

Prompt: Diarrhea is one of the symptoms of COVID-19 mentioned in this research paper. What does diarrhea actually mean?

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4. How to Chat with PDF to Write/Rewrite

UPDF's app AI assistant can let you enhance the content and quality of your PDFs by providing inputs in writing and rewriting content. Below are a few prompt-based examples from this perspective:

Prompt #1: Provide a conclusion for this research paper.

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Prompt #2: Improve the narrative flow of my script for a short film screenplay. Ensure smooth transitions between scenes, deepen character motivations, and suggest dialogue adjustments for emotional impact.

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5. How to Chat with PDF to Proofread

Beyond writing or rewriting, you can also use UPDF's AI assistant to proofread the PDF content and fix the grammar and other mistakes in your PDF. Copy the content from the PDF you want to proofread and then use the below prompt:

Prompt: Proofread this paragraph for me: [paste the content].

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Bonus

UPDF's AI assistant provides a dedicated "Chat" mode, which you can use to chat about anything beyond the scope of the PDF. This helps you ideate, brainstorm, write, and do much more. Check the prompt below for a better understanding:

Prompt: We are a global solar generator supplier corporation with a diverse workforce. Develop a comprehensive company policy on remote work, covering guidelines for employees, best practices for maintaining productivity, and compliance with relevant international laws.

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Impressed with UPDF's AI assistant? So, why think more? Download UPDF and start chatting with your PDFs right away.

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Part 3. An All-in-One Look at the Capabilities of UPDF's AI Assistant

UPDF's AI AssistantCapabilitiesDescription
Summarize PDFSummarize the entire PDF, selective pages, or specific PDF sections.
Translate PDFTranslate selective PDF pages or content in almost any language.
Explain PDFExplain complex PDF phrases in clear words.
Rewrite PDFRewrite or enhance existing PDF content.
Write PDFWrite new PDF content from scratch or expand the existing content.
Proofread PDFProofread entire or selective PDF parts, optimize the wording, and fix grammar/spelling mistakes.
Chat Beyond PDFChat mode to ask questions or get assistance beyond the PDF, such as ideating new topics, writing posts/replies, planning activities, etc.

Check out this comprehensive video to see UPDF's AI assistant in action:

Part 4. FAQs About Chatting with PDFs

Q1. Can I give ChatGPT a PDF?

Yes, ChatGPT can read PDFs now - it supports directly uploading PDFs. You can use ChatGPT to analyze PDFs and extract relevant information. However, there are a few limits to keep in mind. ChatGPT does not allow you to preview the PDF while asking questions, which makes it difficult to summarize/translate/explain specific sections from the PDF. Secondly, there is a 512MB file size limit.

Q2. Are there other tools that can chat with PDFs?

Yes, you can chat with PDFs using other tools, such as:

1.ClarifyPDF

2.LightPDF AI

3.Documind Chat

4.PDF.ai

5.AskYourPDF

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Q3. Does UPDF's AI allow to chat with images?

Yes, UPDF's online AI assistant allows you to chat with images. You simply have to upload the image and then write the prompts to chat with it, such as "Describe the details of the image".

Conclusion

The modern world demands modern approaches to maximize our day-to-day productivity. Chatting with PDF using an AI assistant is a perfect way to understand and analyze PDFs quickly. That's what we have learned above with the powerful UPDF's AI assistant.

The online and offline versions of UPDF's AI assistant offer an intuitive yet intelligent way to chat with PDF documents. With simple prompts, you can get customized summaries, translations, explanations, or answers to any questions. So, it's time that you modernize the way you read PDFs and get the most out of your time.

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