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How to Convert Image PDF to Text PDF in Mac OS X

Have scanned paper-based files to image PDF and want to convert image PDF to Text PDF? Read on to learn an easy way to turn PDF image to text PDF in Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.

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Posted by Emma Shaw | @Emma Shaw | Category: PDF Converting Tips
Published: May 15,2015 16:44 pm / Updated: May 15,2015 16:46 pm

Need to convert image PDF to text PDF files, so that you can copy or edit the PDF text? In daily life, to collect information, instead of typing line by line, people like to use a scanner to scan paper-based files into image PDF. However, to copy or edit image PDF, you should know how to convert image PDF to text PDF. Below we're going to introduce 3 ways to help you achieve your goal.


  1. Solution 01: Convert Image PDF to Text PDF with Online Tools
  2. Solution 02: Convert Image PDF to Text PDF with Google Drive
  3. Solution 03: Through Google Drive

Solution 01 Convert Image PDF to Text PDF with Online Tools

Actually there are a few online tools could help convert the image PDF to text PDF with ease, here are a few tools listed as below for your using:

  1. http://www.onlineocr.net/
  2. http://www.free-online-ocr.com/
  3. http://www.i2ocr.com/

It is free and easy to use such online tools, but if you are converting some important or private PDF files, the potential data leak danger would be our concern.

Solution 02 Convert Image PDF to Text PDF with Google Drive

Google could always be a reliable company for us, so normally we don't need to care too much about the data leak problem, but just like the free online tools, we must have reliable Internet connection and can only convert image PDF to text PDF one by one. It's OK if you only have a few files need to convert, or it would be much time costing. Here is a detail guide shows you how to convert image PDF to editable format like Word.

Solution 03 Convert Image PDF to Text PDF with Desktop Tools

Before we convert PDF image to PDF text, we should select a professional PDF tool to help us. Here I strongly recommend you try Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. With its built-in OCR feature, it lets you turn PDF image to PDF text easily. Besides, after converting image PDF to text PDF, you are able to edit the PDF directly with Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. Learn how to convert scanned image PDF to text PDF in Mac.

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare PDFelement for Mac

Click the download button to download Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. After you get the .dmg installer, install it on your computer. If you're a Windows user, try Wondershare PDFelement (for Windows) and follow its guide to learn how to perform OCR to digitize image PDF.


Step 2: Download and install Wondershare PDFelement for Mac

After you install Wondershare PDFelement for Mac, launch it instantly. The moment you launch it, a dialogue box will appear, asking you to open the image PDF file. Browse your computer and open it with Wondershare PDFelement for Mac.

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After opening the image PDF file, a pop-up will appear, remind you of performing OCR. Select the right language for the PDF file and click the "Perform OCR" button to enable OCR. And then a progress bar will appear. After perform OCR, the image PDF becomes a text PDF file. Click File and Save As to save the image PDF as a text PDF file.

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This is how to convert image (scanned) PDF to text PDF in Mac. It is very easy, isn't it? Besides, after turning the image PDF to text PDF, you are able to edit the PDF text with Wondershare PDFelement for Mac as well.

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