"I have scanned several documents into my iMac and save as one PDF file. When I open it with Adobe Reader and try to convert it to text, it does not work. Are there any other simple way to help me convert scanned PDF files to Text on my iMac ?"
Well, with PDF Converter Pro for Mac and this tutorial, it's super easy to convert normal or scanned PDF to Plain Text formats so you can edit or reuse the PDF documents, as well as view any where.
* Extract plain text from PDF to Text on Mac * Standalone Application, don't require Adobe Acrobat software * Support batch conversion * Convert specific PDF pages to text documents * Convert PDF to Txt with high quality * Support PDF 1.0-1.7 file formarts
Step 1: Perform OCR
Launch the program, on the bottom of main interface, tick the "Convert scanned PDF documents with OCR" option. Then this app will automatically perform the OCR.
Step 2: Import scanned PDF files
Click "File -> Add PDF Files" in the menu to import the scanned PDF files. Or drag and drop PDF files to the program. This method will save a lot of time for you.
Step 3: Select "Plain Text (.txt)" as output format
Click the "Settings" icon for the selected PDF file to select an output format for the exported document, you can choose "Plain Text (.txt )" of them from the Format drop-down list. You can also set the page range to meet your needs.
Step 4: Convert Scanned PDF to Text on Mac
All settings are OK, simple press "Convert" button to start scanned PDF to Plain text conversion on Mac. Few minutes later, you can get the converted PDF files on your computer. You can open it to check the quality.
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