How to Make PDF Writable on Mac OS (Big Sur Compatible)?

Peter William
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If you usually deal with PDF files, you will find that not all of the PDF file allows you to copy or modify it. There are some PDF files are only-readable, you can't directly edit it unless you convert PDF to writable file or directly make PDF writable with third-party application. Today, I will share you the ways of how to make PDF writable on Mac. Please read on. If you have any question, you can leave it on the comment.

Convert PDF to Writable Format on Mac

Editing PDF file is not an easy thing, but editing Word, Excel or Pages, etc. file on Mac is a piece of cake. So, converting PDF to writable format on mac is a good choice if you want to edit PDF file deeply. For those who have already installed Adobe Acrobat on Mac, they could save PDF as Microsoft Word with Adobe Acrobat conveniently, but for those who didn't get Adobe Acrobat, I would suggest another wonderful PDF OCR Software for Mac for all of you.

Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is a powerful PDF converter that allows users to convert PDF and images to writable PDF, to Word, Text, Excel, PPT, Keynote, Pages, Rtf, ePub, HTML, and image documents, as well as digitize text on scanned PDFs with OCR technology. It is capable of keeping original file quality, such as image resolution, document layout, format. With this tool, users will be also able to create PDF and customize PDF as needed.

Steps to convert PDF to writable on Mac:

  1. Click the “Free Download” button to start downloading Cisdem PDF Converter on Mac, and then install and run it on your Mac.
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  2. Go to the interface of ”Converter", import your PDF file to the interface by drag and drop, or click "+" to add PDFs.make pdf writable on mac 01
  3. Choose output as the writable format you prefer. Don't forget to download the OCR module when handling scanned PDFs.make pdf writable on mac 02
  4. Find the PDF in writable format and write it in your preferred file editor.

Directly Make PDF Writable on Mac

If you think that converting PDF to writable file is a bit of trouble, you can try to directly make PDF writable on Mac with third-party application, such as Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate for Mac. With this application, you can edit PDF file on Mac easily.

Actually, Cisdem PDFManagerUltimate is the tool enabling you to edit PDF files and manage files, like sign, split, combine, compress, even to annotate,highlight files to make it interactive. 

In addition, PDFManagerUltimate works as a PDF converter, allowing you to change PDF into multiple editable formats, include but not limited to Word, Excel, Text, PPT, Pages, HTML,etc.

And in my opion, the most suprising part of PDFManagerUltimate lies in its OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature, the ability to recognize text in 49 languages, and export your non-editable PDFs into a wide range of editable format(Word, Text, Excel, PPT, Keynote, Pages, Rtfd, ePub, HTML, image,etc)

Steps to make PDF writable on Mac:

Step 1. If you already installed PDFManagerUltimate on your Mac, please skip to step 2. If you haven't, you need to click “Free Download” button below to try this application for free. And then you should launch it on your Mac.

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Step 2. Next, you should import your PDF files to PDFManagerUltimate, you can select multiple PDF files at one time, and drag them into this application.

Step 3. Double click your PDF file to view its content, and then select “Edit” function on the top, go to editing interface. Just start to edit and annotate your PDF on Mac.

Peter William
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Peter has always had great enthusiasm for writing, programming and web development. He likes writing about software and technology, his works are featured on some tech blogs or forums like Tom's Hardware, CNET, etc.

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  • Brad

    I like the business card mode, the way how it shares my contact information in Contacts, that's great!

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  • Taliana2010

    I downloaded a PDF to self-study Spanish, I wanted to make it editable so that I could add the notes for further study, I am now using Cisdem, fits all my needs.Thanks!

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