As a carrier of file, PDF usually includes plenty of information, but we all know, PDF, especially those scanned PDFs, cannot be easily edited to add text, modify or copy the text, etc., what do you do? It becomes critical to make PDF editable. There are many ways available for users to make a PDF editable on MacBook Pro, Air or iMac, and today, I collect 4 methods of making a PDF editable on mac, please read details below for full details.
If you don’t want to spend quite some money on getting a PDF editor to make a PDF editable on mac, you can convert PDF into editable format with an affordable PDF Converter, then edit in your preferred file editor.
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR is highly recommended to convert your PDF(no matter it is native or scanned) and images, you just need to drag&drop one or more files into the program, then one-click export the PDF as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, Rtfd,HTML, or other editable format as it supports. The principal reason why I choose Cisdem PDF Converter OCR out from so many PDF converters lies in its capability to keep original file quality when converting PDF to other editable formats, also for the sake of its abundant extended features to manage PDF files, such as creating PDF, protect PDF, unlock PDF and compress PDF.
Preview the free app coming with macOS bundle, it is offered to view and edit PDF or image files on Mac. You can utilize Preview to view, print, rotate, resize, rename, highlight, annotate, bookmark, share, export and edit PDFs. With the “Markup” toolbar, you can add sketch, shape, text, signature, note to a PDF. However, you cannot edit the PDF text, you need to white out the original PDF text, then add the new texts to replace. In addition, Preview cannot make a scanned PDF editable.
If you don’t work on PDF very often, neither you are working on highly private PDF files, you can try to make PDF editable online for free. Assuming you have a Google Account, you can make PDF editable with Google Docs, the platform Google helps to manage files online.
Notes: The file quality (image resolution, format, layout, etc) may lost a little, remember to check and manually adjust for accurate editable file.
If you have installed Adobe, I mean the Adobe Acrobat, not Adobe Reader, you can make PDF editable on mac within this program. Adobe Acrobat is the No. 1 PDF editor , it can edit PDF texts easily and efficiently. No matter your PDF is native or scanned, once you import it to Adobe, it becomes editable and every single word in your PDF can be edited, modified, added or deleted.
Here we take Adobe Acrobat DC to demonstrate how to make PDF editable on mac.
Above-mentioned 4 ways to make PDF editable on mac are all feasible, which solution do you take depends on how much you care about the cost and conversion quality. If you have already installed Adobe, Adobe absolutely is the best choice, but if not, a OCR PDF converter to convert all kinds of PDFs into editable format on mac would be better than online free solutions when taking file safety and conversion quality into considerations.
Megan is the chief editor of Cisdem, she has an impressive deal of experience with Mac software and has the ability to explain tech stuff in a simplified, straightforward and easy to understand way.
The PDF to Word converter sounds good, it is easy to further edit the file in Word.
Detailed steps to convert PDF to editable.