When you write reports, publish research, or deal with any official or casual documents, you may need to extract contents, especially texts from existing PDFs for your intended purposes. For native PDFs, copy and paste is allowable but still becomes a chore when you need to do this on multiple files. For scanned PDFs, no direct copy and paste is offered, you need to make them copyable first. Hence, no matter you are deal with native or scanned PDFs, a PDF tool with OCR feature would be the best way out.
Talking about extracting text from PDF, it is quite easy to do on native PDFs, but this only applicable for single PDF. If you want to extract text from PDF(native and scanned included) with well-formatted quality, even in batch, you need a professional PDF OCR program to make the text editable and copyable, then process the texts in preferred file editor or any other. Following are the recommended PDF OCR programs for Mac and Windows Users.
It enables users to convert all types of PDFs into 16 formats, including Text, Word, Excel, PPT, etc. Its OCR feature outperforms others with high accuracy and fast progressing. With this tool, you can extract text from PDF on mac fast and well, even without opening the files in a PDF viewer. Even, you can use this tool to create PDF, protect and unprotect PDF, also to reduce PDF file size if needed.
It supports to convert any PDFs and Images into 12 output formats with original file quality retained. Even, you are able to create, manage and edit PDF with this Windows PDF tool.
Automator is the application coming with MacOS, allowing users to create workflows for automating tasks. It just helps to save time and efforts on manually changing each file. With Automator, users can also extract text from PDF on mac.
Open the Automator file, and choose the PDF file that needs to be changes as Word.
A file with extension.txt will be created, open the file and use as needed.
It is an online free program allowing users to extract text from PDF and images, also supports converting PDF to Word, Excel, Text formats.
Many online or other PDF Converters may just work on single or simple PDFs, if you want to solve this extraction problem once for all, you need to return to a good PDF OCR Converter to kill all you concerns.
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