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How to Convert PDF to Text on Mac

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Text is a file format that contains plain text only. This file format can be opened in most operating systems. Therefore, if you want to turn your PDF file to other editable formats such as Text, then this is the right article for you to read. We will show you how to convert PDF to Text on Mac using a powerful and efficient PDF converter.

Part 1Best Program to Turn PDF to Text on Mac (Including macOS Sierra)

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To be able to convert PDF to Text, you need to use Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. This software is one of the best PDF converters that supports a number of output formats like TXT, PPT, RTF, HTML, EPUB, XLS, DOC, TIFF, GIF BMP, PNG, and JPEG. The best thing about this software is that you can be able to convert the PDF files in a batch.

Features of Wondershare PDFelement for Mac:

  • It is a PDF editor that lets you change texts, add texts, edit pages, add images and add objects.
  • It allows you toad markups in a batch like; annotate, add watermarks, highlights, sticky notes, text box.
  • It supports batch removal of watermarks.
  • It is equipped with an accurate batch redaction tool.
  • You can also use it to add digital signatures on your PDF.
  • The licensed version is built with OCR plug-in that enables you to edit, copy, and search through scanned PDF file.
  • It supports Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and will be compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra.

Check the Video Tutorial

Part 2How to Create Text from PDF on Mac

Step 1. Open PDF File

To import the PDF file, open the program, click on "Open File" button at the lower right, and choose the file. From there, you can click on "Open" button. You can also click on "File" followed by "Open" button. Another way to import PDF to the program is to click on "Edit PDF" button on the Home window.

Step 2. Edit PDF File (Optional)

The uploaded PDF file will now be displayed in PDFelement. Here you will be able to edit text and also images by clicking the "Edit" button on the top of the interface.

For example, to edit text, click on the "Edit" button on the toolbar. From there move to text field, double click to begin deleting, adding or changing text.

Step 3. Convert PDF File to Text

After editing your PDF file and you are satisfied with how it looks, you can now convert it. On the top toolbar, you will see the "Convert" button. Click on it and select "To Text" as the output format from the submenu. After that, click on the "Convert" button and you will be able to save the converted file.

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Posted by to PDF to Text | Follow @elisewilliams7
Published: Sep 21,2016 17:44 pm / Updated: Sep 01,2017 14:42 pm

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