Read PDF and send to SharePoint list

Copper Contributor



we have several work instructions as PDF files on a document library in Sharepoint online.

We want to make sure that the employees have read this instructions.


Our plan: At the end of the (pdf) document we want implement a "read/accept" button. The Button should work like this: a person opens the pdf, scrolls down to the end and klicks "accept/read". The "result" should be written into a sharepoint online datebase/list, that we can see who has "read/accept" the instruction.


Any ideas?


Many thanks and sorry for my english

2 Replies
best response confirmed by Tim Jahraus (Copper Contributor)

@Tim Jahraus Don't think it's possible with just a PDF and SharePoint.

From PDF we can call just a SharePoint URL but writing data onto it would not be possible without additional programming/configuration.


You can try PowerAutomate to automate and capture the available info and then post the information to SharePoint.

Hi @nimesht
thanks for the tip. I used PowerAutomate to do this:
1. Employee klicks the "Send Mail" action button in the PDF.
2. An e-mail will send to a mailbox (email address removed for privacy reasons).
3. A flow (powered by PowerAutomate) is now activated and sends the information to a sharepoint list.