Uploading Files to ChatGPT Using Code Interpreter
Are you looking for a simple way to upload a document to ChatGPT and ask questions based on its content? While OpenAI has introduced exciting features like web browsing and plugins, native document upload functionality is yet to be included. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with six different methods to upload various document formats such as PDF, Word, Excel, and more to ChatGPT.
To begin with, let’s explore how you can utilize the Code Interpreter feature in ChatGPT:
- Visit ChatGPT and navigate to the “Settings” option located at the bottom-left corner.
- Under “Beta features,” toggle on the “Code Interpreter” option.
- Switch to the “GPT-4” model and select “Code Interpreter” from the drop-down menu.
- An addition button (“+”) will appear in the text field below. Click on it to natively upload files to ChatGPT.
- As an example, let’s say you upload a PDF file to ChatGPT for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and make it searchable.
Free Document Upload Using an Extension
Although there is no built-in document upload functionality in ChatGPT, you can still achieve it using the ChatGPT File Uploader Extended Chrome extension. This extension allows seamless uploading of various document formats like TXT, JS, PY, HTML, CSS, JSON, CSV, MD, TS, TSX, JSX, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, and ZIP. Follow the steps below to learn how to use it:
- Install the free ChatGPT File Uploader Extended extension by following the link provided.
- Open the ChatGPT website, and you will notice an “Upload” button appearing at the bottom right.
- Click on the button and choose the document you want to upload. You can select popular formats such as PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLSX, TXT, and more.
- The document will be processed automatically.
- After a while, the AI chatbot will generate a summary of the document.
- Now you can ask questions, and ChatGPT will respond based on the uploaded document.
Uploading a PDF File to ChatGPT Using a Third-party Website
If your aim is to upload a PDF file to ChatGPT, chatpdf.com is an excellent service to explore. It leverages the power of the ChatGPT API to process and analyze PDF files without requiring your API key. Here’s how you can make use of it:
- Visit chatpdf.com and click on “Drop PDF here” to upload your PDF document.
- Alternatively, you can enter the URL of a PDF file by using the “From URL” link provided at the bottom.
- The PDF document will be processed within a few seconds, depending on its size.
- Initially, you will see a summary of the document along with three suggested questions.
- Feel free to ask your own questions and engage in a conversation with the chatbot based on the PDF file.
- While testing, various document formats like Word files, Excel tables, PDF documents, and more were successfully processed. Please note that scanned images within documents cannot be processed.
- By clicking on the “Settings” icon next to the “Upload” button, you can adjust the chunk size for larger documents. Additionally, you have the flexibility to customize prompts, ZIP file settings, and more.
Analyzing Documents Using ChatGPT-powered Bing AI Sidebar
Microsoft has introduced the ChatGPT-powered Bing Sidebar (also called Discover) in its Edge browser. This innovative tool allows you to analyze documents directly without the need for document uploads. Simply open the document in Microsoft Edge, and the tool will automatically process it. Let’s dive into the steps:
- Launch Microsoft Edge and open the desired document by pressing “Ctrl + O”. Alternatively, you can open the web version of Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or any webpage.
- Click on the Bing Sidebar button to initiate the document analysis.
- Start asking questions, beginning with a summary, and receive contextualized answers based on the content of the open document.
- Continue asking further questions, and the chatbot will provide answers directly from the document. If responses are sourced from the web, you have the option to choose “Answer from this page instead.”
Analyzing PDF or Text Documents Using ChatGPT Plugins
For ChatGPT Plus subscribers, the latest GPT-4 model and ChatGPT Plugins offer the ability to upload and study various types of documents. To access this functionality, you need to enable ChatGPT Plugins. Follow these steps:
- Open the ChatGPT website and enable ChatGPT Plugins by referring to our linked guide.
- Switch to the “GPT-4” model and click on the “Plugins” option.
- Access the “Plugin store” from the dropdown menu.
- Look for the “AskYourPDF” plugin in the “All” section and install it. You can also try the Link Reader plugin, which functions similarly.
- Once the “AskYourPDF” plugin is installed, enable it by clicking on the arrow icon.
- Enter the document link into ChatGPT to ask any desired question.
- If you prefer uploading your own document, use the provided prompt to receive a link where you can upload various document formats, including PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, PPT, PPTX, CSV, EPUB, and RTF.
- Copy the generated document ID, which allows you to continue interacting with the document within ChatGPT’s interface.
- Paste the document ID and ask your questions. The system will automatically identify the uploaded document and provide answers accordingly.
Uploading a Document to ChatGPT Using BookGPT
Lastly, there is the BookGPT project on Hugging Face that enables users to upload entire books for processing and analysis. This option is ideal for large documents. The project utilizes the ChatGPT API. However, please note that you need to provide your OpenAI API key. Here’s how it functions:
- Sign in to your OpenAI account or create a free account if you don’t have one.
- Click on “Create a new secret key” and copy the API key. If you have exhausted your free API credit, you will need to add a card for further usage.
- Open the BookGPT project and paste your OpenAI API key at the bottom.
- Add the URL of the PDF document or upload a local PDF file to ChatGPT.
- Proceed to ask your questions and click “Submit.”
- Within seconds, the document will be processed, and you will receive answers with corresponding page number citations. Exciting, isn’t it? Feel free to continue asking more questions.