Supported file types

Sensible supports the following file types:

Sensible app

Using the Sensible app, you can extract data from the following file types:

  • PDF
  • Microsoft Word documents (DOC and DOCX).

Sensible SDKs and API

The Sensible SDKs and API support the following file types:


single-document file:

  • PDF
  • Microsoft Word documents (DOC and DOCX)
  • image formats (JPEG, PNG, and TIFF)

multi-document file ("portfolio" file):

  • PDF
  • Microsoft Word documents (DOC and DOCX)


  • PDF
  • Microsoft Word documents (DOC and DOCX)
  • Image formats (JPEG, PNG, and TIFF)


  • When extracting from image file formats, Sensible ignore OCR or OCR preprocessor settings you configure in the document type or SenseML configuration.
  • For DOC and DOCX documents, Sensible converts the document to PDF before processing it to ensure identical processing behavior.
  • For TIFF documents, SenseML methods that attempts to return a rendered page returns an error, including:
    • pixel-based methods, such as Box, Checkbox, Signature, and image coordinates returned by the Document Range method
    • Key/Value method
    • Fixed Table and Table methods with the Stop parameter specified. Use the Text Table method as an alternative.