If you write reports, publish research, or deal with legal documents, eventually you will find that sometimes the only place you can find a particular dataset is as a table locked up in a PDF document, sometimes it’s possible to copy and paste the data out of the table by hand, although for multi-page documents this can be something of a chore. At other times, copy-and-pasting may not even work for the scanned PDF files.
It’s a very common — and very frustrating — scenario. Undoubtedly, converting scanned PDF to text is the most efficient way to get text from a scanned PDF file. Well, to extract text from PDF, you need a PDF tool with OCR feature.
Cisdem PDFToolkit offers a simple PDF to Text feature that lets you extract text from PDF files without having to rely on the Acrobat software. It extracts the PDF file's text and strips out any logos, fonts, layouts and graphics that the file may contain, leaving you with simple, reusable text. With built-in Optical Character technology, it even enables users to pick out useful images and texts from scanned PDF files. Free download Cisdem PDFToolkit for Mac and read on to learn how to extract text from PDF with it.
Download PDF Toolkit for Mac and following its wizard to install it to your Mac. When the installation is finished, run it. Navigate to the extract tab and import the PDF files by drag and drop.
In the red tool you can specify which parts of the PDF you want to extract the text from. You can choose the current page, certain parts, or the entire file from the drop-down list.
After setting the page range, you need to click “Extract”, and the texts on the pages within that set range will be extracted and displayed on the right. You then can click “Export” button to save them to your computer in a .txt file. If the PDF is a scanned document, then please turn on the OCR technology to get the best accuracy.
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