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How to Extract Text from PDF Image in Mac

Extract text from PDF image Mac: this article is a step-by-step guide for extracting text from PDF images in Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion quickly.

Emily Xiao
Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: Jul 09,2015 14:52 pm / Updated: Aug 03,2015 14:23 pm

Need to extract text from PDF images in Mac, so you can repurpose the content? It is the best way to get PDF content. Otherwise, you might need to spend hours typing line by line. OK, let's return to the subject. It’s very easy to copy text from image-based PDF files. All you need is to download Wondershare PDF Converter Pro and follow the steps below.

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Step 1: Enable OCR to recognize the text on PDF images

After downloading PDF Image to Text Converter, install it on your iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It’s fully compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. And then launch it. Drag and drop a PDF image to the app. When you do this, a prompt will pop up, asking you to enable the OCR feature. Click "Enable OCR".

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Step 2: Select the right language for the PDF image

Click PDF Converter Pro at the top left to reveal Preference... option. Click Preference… and navigate to OCR tab. From the dialogue box for OCR, select the right language for the PDF image you’re going to extract text from. By default, the selected language is English.

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Step 3: Extract PDF Image text in Mac

See a little settings button on the PDF item bar? Click it to select Plain Text (.txt) or Word Document (.docx) from Format drop-down list as the output format. If you like, you can also select Excel Workbook (.xlsx), PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) or even the cross-platform document format, Rich Text Format (.rtf) for the output document. And then click Convert to extract text from PDF images in Mac.


In just a second, the conversion is done. And then you can go to the output folder to check the text you’ve extracted from PDF image. It’s cool, right? Instead of typing word by word to turn the PDF image text into editable text, you should try this smarter way. It makes your work more productively and efficiently.

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