Convert Scanned PDF in Mac OS X/Windows
Do not know how to convert scanned PDF to editable documents, like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or plain text? In daily life, you're very likely to convert scanned PDFs to editable documents from time to time. It is the best and most efficient way to digitalize PDF files and get the content. This article is about how to convert scanned PDF in Mac OS X Lion or Windows easily and efficiently.
Here comes to the first step. To convert scanned PDF, a PDF converter is need. When select a PDF tool to do the scanned PDF conversion, you should know that only OCR-based PDF tool is workable. Only with the OCR feature, text on the scanned PDF is recognizable. Here I'd like to recommend Wondershare PDF Converter Pro. I have used it several times. It has done a good job in converting scanned PDF files. See how easy it could be to convert scanned PDFs with Wondershare PDF Converter Pro.
Step 1 : Download Wondershare PDF Converter Pro
If you're running on Mac OS X Lion, please click the download button to get the Mac version. If you have a Windows PC or laptop, download the Windows version.
Step 2 : Upload scanned PDFs and perform OCR
In Mac OS X Lion, drag and drop PDF files to the PDF Converter Pro and tick the option "Convert scanned PDF documents with OCR" right under the bottom of the main interface. And then go to PDF Converter Pro>Preference, under the OCR tab, select the OCR recognition language.
In Windows, click the Add files button to upload scanned PDF files. There is an OCR sliding button on the lower part of the main interface. Slide the button to the right to enable the OCR feature. Click the Options…button to set OCR recognition language.
Step 3 : Select the output format
In Mac OS X, click the little settings button on each PDF item to set for the output format. In Windows, click the icon on the top of the main interface to set output format.
Step 4 : Convert scanned PDF
Click the Convert button to convert the scanned PDF files to editable documents.
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