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How to Make PDF Document Searchable?

Nov 09,2012 15:14 pm / Posted by to eBooks Topics
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PDF content is not automatically searchable. Especially you scan a document directly into PDF file. This scanned PDF document is actually a big graphic image. But thanks to OCR software, you can get searchable PDF file with the help of the OCR technology. Then your PDF content can be easily retrieved and searched. But which OCR software is the best tool for you to perform OCR for your PDF document? You can use a powerful PDF Editing Software for Mac users. It supports OCR. It can make your scanned PDF searchable on Mac.

As its name, this software is a powerful PDF editing software. You can use it to edit text, image of your PDF file on Mac. It also allows you to mark up and annotate PDF files on Mac. Besides, it can convert PDF file to various popular formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, HTML and Text. It's a versatile PDF editor for Mac.

Steps to Create Searchable PDF on Mac

Step 1: Download the PDF OCR Software on Your Mac

Download the PDF OCR software on your Mac. Install and run it.

Step 2: Perform OCR to Your PDF files

Open a PDF document in it. There will be a pop-up window to ask you whether to perform OCR to the current PDF file. Just select the right language of your PDF file and click "Perform OCR" button. The OCR software will recognize the text and make the text editable and searchable in seconds.

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Now your PDF file is searchable and editable. You can go the top toolbar to edit your PDF files on Mac. Or you can convert your PDF file into other formats. Then you can save you file with another name to preserve your original PDF document.

the toolbar of pdf ocr software

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