Distill can monitor PDF files for changes using its public URL. You can use the web app to monitor it. This feature is not available at the browser extension.
Here are the steps that you can follow to add a PDF file to monitor.
Open the Watchlist at the web app at https://monitor.distill.io.
Click on the down caret icon to the right of “Add Webpage” as shown below.
Enter the URL for the publicly accessible PDF file.
An options window will open. You can configure the settings, check intervals, actions to be taken on change, etc, and save it.
Once saved, you can click on the text section to see the content of the PDF.
There are different ways a PDF is generated, sometimes they may not work with Distill. In case they do not work, you will see an error in the check log with an error code. Following are the common error codes and the ways to troubleshoot them.
If the error persists after a few checks, please email us at email@example.com.
Available in: Flexi and Enterprise plan
PDF files are large, checking and diffing them consumes more resources. The cost of a PDF monitor is accounted for as checks in the account. 1 PDF check is counted as 2 checks.