Search indexes pdf attachments

It would be really great if search could also index pdf attachments added to a file field. Others might like other file formats like raw text, HTML, MS Word, but for me pdf would be the best.

This would make Airtable search competitive with Spotlight on a Mac, where all files are automatically indexed.

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yes, evernote does this

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I kind’a did this -

Hey Bill
I am intrigued. I’d love to chat about it.
Please send me your contact details
Lennie
LNuara@Flatiron.Legal

This extension will extract the text from each PDF attachment and then add it back to Airtable in a new field as plain text.

Extract Text From PDF Attachments on Airtable