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Easily Convert Scanned PDF Files to Word on Mac

Dec 07,2012 18:24 pm / Posted by to eBooks Topics
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Are you in the need of editing scanned PDF files in word processor or need to extract the text or images from scanned PDF and save as Microsoft Word for other use? If so, you are in the right place. This post is a step-by-step guide for how to convert scanned PDF to Word DOC document on Mac OS X. After finishing the conversion, you can edit, copy and paste the contect from scanned PDF freely.

To do the conversion, you need a PDF converter that features the OCR ability to digitize the scanned PDF. PDF Converter Pro for Mac was created to work for both native and scanned PDF files. Its built-in OCR technology has the capacity to extract content from scanned PDF and store on Microsoft Word. Here are the more information to run it. Free download from the following link and install this software first.

Click the download button to download the the PDF Converter Pro for your Mac computer. And then double-click the installation package to install it and follow the illustrated tutorial as below.

Steps for Converting Scanned PDF to DOC on Mac

Step 1: Import Scanned PDF Files

From top menu, click File -> Add PDF Files option to add the PDF files from the local hard disk. Or you can directly drag and drop PDF files to this PDF Converter Pro for Mac.

add pdf files to start scanned pdf to doc conversion for mac

Step 2: Perform OCR

The OCR sliding bar is on the bottom, this means it is enabled. If you don't want to perform OCR, you can cancel the OCR option from the check box.

Step 3: Choose output format

Click button next to the PDF files, then a window will pop-up, in this window you can set the converted Page Range and choose a right output format. Here we select .doc as as output format.

choose output format for converting scanned pdf to doc on mac

Step 4: Start to Convert Scanned PDF Files to Word on Mac

Hit the Convert button copying text from PDF image. Due to the performance of OCR, it could take a short while to complete the entire task. Have patience. I will be fairly certain, how happy you are likely to be when you see the effect.

After conversion, you can edit the PDF files in word, such as add text, insert image, delete text and more edit functions. For you it is so simple.

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