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Can I index PDFs, Word, and other types of documents?

Yes, but not directly.

You first need to extract the textual content from your documents, and index it to Algolia.

If you happen to have long documents, we also recommend splitting the content into smaller chunks. You could, for example, split your text into paragraphs and index those independently.

Then, you can use our distinct feature to return each document only once.

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