Google is now indexing their text conversions of PDFs, which means anyone with access to open web space can let their monstrous servers do all the heavy lifting. The Digital Inspiration blog recommends putting your PDF files in a folder and creating a page that links to all of them. But if you’re a bit concerned about dropping all that text into the public’s search results and you own your space, you may need to try using some other programs.
For alternative, if you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Acrobat Reader), it’s better to automatically strip text out of a PDF with Adobe Acrobat. If not, another good choice is to use an OCR (optical character recognition) program to convert those scanned PDFs into editable text format on Mac. And a Mac PDF to Text Converter with OCR capability which will complete the text conversion nicely with good accuracy is highly recommended. In this article, I’ll mainly show you how to convert scanned PDF to TEXT on Mac with Professional Enolsoft PDF to TEXT for Mac.
Why Enolsoft PDF to TEXT for Mac?
- Edit scanned PDF documents easily with OCR.
- Convert normal PDF to TEXT efficiently.
- Convert password protected PDF files to text on Mac.
- Affordable, quick, easy and with good accuracy.
- Convert specific page(s) on Mac.
Ok, let’s go to the step-by-step guide on how to convert scanned PDF to text on Mac with Enolsoft PDF to TEXT for Mac.
Step 1. Download and install Enolsoft PDF to Text for Mac
Download Enolsoft PDF to Text for Mac and following its wizard to install it to your Mac. When the installation is completed, run it.
Step 2. Load in scanned PDFs for batch converting to Text on Mac
Click the button “Add Files….” or drag-n-drop scanned PDF files to its interface to import scanned PDF files for converting to Text formats on Mac. This Mac PDF to Text Converter supports batch processing multiple PDF files on Mac.
Step 3. Select OCR capability and languages
Tick the box for OCR capability, and select the languages which must be the same language with the scanned PDF files. That is to say, if your scanned PDF is in “English”, you need to select the OCR language as “English”.
Note: If the added PDF file is a normal PDF file, it’s better not to select the OCR capability.
Step 4. Specify PDF Pages before converting to Text on Mac (optional)
Specify the “Page Range” for only convert the useful pages by click the gear-like icon at the end of each PDF contents.
Step 5. Start converting PDF to Text on Mac
Click the big button “Convert” to start scanned PDF to Text conversion on Mac. Before converting PDF to Text on Mac, you are also allowed to set the output path for the converted PDF files.
So, those are the easy steps for converting PDF to Text on Mac. But please notice that, the free trial version only converts parts of each PDF files, if you need to convert the entire PDF files and get additional free lifetime upgrade and value-added services, you need to get a registration code.