Hi, and yes, yes, yes. ChatGPT can help you get this summary directly.
I totally understand the challenge of needing to quickly summarize a lengthy document, especially like a 120-page PDF, especially when time is tight. ChatGPT can be a great help for you. It generally provides the exact answer and a little creativity.
Since you said that you don’t have enough time, you can chat with PDF. For this, try an AI chatbot that works with ChatGPT, like LiveChatAI. It will help you even with the specific questions that you are looking for answers.
If you are interested in the summary process with ChatGPT, here you are!
➤ Divide your PDF: Firstly, consider breaking your PDF into smaller sections because of the input size limitations of ChatGPT. It doesn’t have to be too precise; just group similar topics or chapters together by splitting PDF pages.
➤ Extract pages: Then, if possible, extract the text from these sections, chapters, themes, or pages. This way, you can work with the content more flexibly, and AI can handle it better.
Once you’ve got these smaller sections, the next step is extracting the text from them. There are plenty of PDF tools out there that can help with this.
Don’t worry about getting every word perfectly; just ensure the main ideas are intact. Organize your PDF pages can support you fast and steadily.
➤ Time for the prompt!: Keep your prompts detailed as you suggest. For instance, you might say something like:
- “Can you summarize the key points about [specific topic] from this text?” →This helps ChatGPT focus on what’s most important to you in each section.
- “Please provide a summary of the main arguments in this section about environmental policies.” → You’re more likely to get a summary that zeroes in on what’s crucial in each part of your document.
- “Summarize the key points from this text on [specific topic]. Focus on main arguments, findings, and conclusions.” → This prompt will take you to the exact solutions in your PDF.
- “Highlight the most important statistics and case studies mentioned in this section about [specific topic].” → With this one, you will be getting certain points directly, if there are any.
➤ Gather pieces: After you get summaries for each part, you can merge your PDF for an overall understanding of the whole content.
Just a little note: it’s a good idea to review these summaries to ensure nothing critical got missed quickly.
This is just one way that I know to tackle it, and you might find other methods that work better for you. Maybe other recommendations can help you as well.
Best of luck with your summary!