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How to Extract Data from Scanned PDF Form on Mac

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Do you know you can extract data from scanned PDF form on Mac? Yes, you may have tried hard to extract data from a PDF form but all is in vain. First you need to look up for a software that is integrated with data extraction feature. Also, it should have and OCR functionality, which allows you to scan image based PDF forms. In this article, we have made it easier by showing the ideal PDF tool and how to complete the task.

Part 1Best PDF Form Data Extractor for Mac

If you are still looking for a professional PDF tool to extract scanned PDF form data on Mac, search no more since PDFelement for Mac is the right tool for you. It is built with a couple of functionalities that allows you to create, fill out, sign, edit and extract data from PDF forms. Now let us highlight its key features.

extract data from scanned pdf forms mac
  • Batch extract data from standard and scanned PDF forms.
  • Create fillable PDF forms and also edits and fills out PDFs forms.
  • Built with a PDF editor that allows you edit texts and images in PDF.
  • Built with many mark-ups such as highlights, watermarks, sticky notes, text box, comments, shapes, etc.
  • Modify pages by rearranging, rotating, deleting and inserting new pages.
  • Outputs PDF to formats like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and eBooks, HTML, RTF, TXTs and images.
  • Create PDF files from RTF, Images, clipboards, HTML and Keynotes.
  • Built with OCR feature that turn scanned PDF into editable and searchable files.
  • It is also a good PDF viewer with different reading modes.

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Part 2How to Extract Data from Scanned PDF Forms on Mac

Step 1. Upload Your PDF Form

Launch PDFelement on your Mac. Click on the "Open File" button on the program and upload a PDF form. You can also upload the PDF form by going to "File > Open".

Step 2. Mark the Form Fields

After uploading the scanned PDF file, you can now click on the "Form" button. Then select the "Tasks > Data Extraction" option on the right side menu. A dialogue box will appear. Click on "Extract data from scanned PDF" and then click on "Next" button.

From there, then use the mouse to mark the section that you want to extract data. For each filed you have to name it on the window that will appear on the top right of the screen. After that, save the setting and confirm that you have finished marking the form.

Step 3. Extract Data from Scanned Form Fields

Next, you need to add all the scanned PDF forms in the same appearance by clicking on the "Add Files" button. Upload all the PDF forms and choose the output option, which is the option that you created in the step above.

Click on "Start" to extract data. When the process is complete, click on "Finish". You will find that all the data you need are saved in a CSV file.

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Published: Mar 14,2017 14:33 pm / Updated: May 27,2017 10:19 am

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