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Get Text Representation

Get Text Representation

A text representation provides a way to extract plain text from a document.

Text is generated for all document file types including plain text and code files supported by Box. This does not include image files as these do not have a text layer.

Text representations are generated upon upload of the file, similarly to PDFs and thumbnails. They are not generated for files larger than 500 megabytes.

The process

To get a text representation follow the following steps