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“My boss gave me much important information saved in a few scanned PDF files, and he let me update some of the contents and send an updated document to him. But I have no idea what I need to edit the text on it. Even some of the files are encrypted with Open Password. Is there any solution to edit the text on my scanned PDF documents?”

Well, with Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR for Mac and this step-by-step guide, it’s super easy to convert scanned PDF file to an editable document format such as .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .txt, .rtfd, .epub, etc, so that you can edit and save your scanned pdf file as text or word document.

BTW, if you just wanna convert scanned PDF files to Text, follow this tutorial: How to Convert Scanned PDF to Text on Mac.

Step-by-step guides for converting Scanned PDF to an Editable Document on Mac

Step 1. Download&install Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR for Mac

Download Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR for Mac and following its wizard to install it to your Mac.

Step 2. Import Your Scanned PDF Files to the Main Interface

Click the big button “Add Files….” to load in scanned PDF files from your Mac. The added PDF contents will be presented as either thumbnail or detailed information mode, each of the two modes will show you the information about the added PDF files like Size and Total Pages.


Notice: If the added scanned PDF file is encrypted with  Password, you have to double click its thumbnail to typing the right  Password before converting.

Step 3. Select OCR, languages and an Editable Document Format for Output

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”.


Notice: If the added PDF file is a normal PDF file, it’s better not to select the OCR capability.

Select an Editable Document Format as Output Format:

Click the icon on the right to select an editable document format such as .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .txt, .rtfd, .epub, etc.

Step 4. Batch converting PDF to Editable Documents on Mac

Click the big button “Convert” to batch convert scanned PDF files to editable document format such as .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .txt, .rtfd, .epub, etc. 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 an editable document format on Mac. Then, you can now make corrections in editable documents or copy the PDF text for editing in iWork.


But please notice that, the free trial version only converts parts of each PDF files, if you need to convert the entire scanned PDF files and get additional free lifetime upgrade and value-added services, you need to get a registration code.

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