Q: "I was wondering if there is any software out there that can convert the scanned PDF document into a editable document? I can't copy and paste the text from the PDF because it just looks like a picture."
Adobe Acrobat Reader has the actual OCR (Optical Character Recognition) function within the Record menu, which allows you to save any scanned PDF files as word documents. However, it does not come free of charge and costs much. My recommendation is looking for a simple alternative to Adobe Acrobat, which should feature with a similar feature in which these people ask you throughout the upload process regardless of whether you want to convert the actual PDF to editable text.
PDF Converter for Mac supports convert native PDF files to other editable formats like Word, Excel, Webpages, Text, etc. on Mac. You are allowed to convert up to hundreds of PDF files or eBooks to target file format in one conversion, while keeping original layout and elements intactly. It comes with free trial version for you to experience its powerful functions for free. Just free download and install it on your Mac computer.
Choose the right version according to the computer you are using:
Step 1: Import local PDF Files
Click "Add File" to import PDF files, or drag and drop a batch of PDF files to the interface.
Step 2: Choose output format
By clicking the output option on the menu bar, you can make many customized settings. Press abd highlight one of the output formats to choose the output format, including ePub, HTML, Word, Text, Image. You can also set the page range of PDF files.
Step 3: Convert/Change PDF Files into Editable Formats on Mac
Once you finish all customizations, hit "Convert" button on the bottom side of the panel and your PDF files will be quickly converted to the selected output formats. You can now edit, copy and paste, or even insert images into PDF files on the word, excel, ppt etc.