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Portable Document Format or PDF is a wonderful open standard for documents exchange. However, PDF files cannot be easily edited as text files. But if you are working with a PDF to Text converter, you are able to convert your PDF files to editable text in order to edit the document with ease.

Part 1. How to Convert PDF to Text on Mac OS X (Yosemite included)

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iSkysoft PDF Editor Pro for Mac is able to convert PDF file to any editable format such as plaint text, rich text, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, EPUB, Word, and various types of images. With the inbuilt OCR technology you will be able to edit and convert the scanned PDF files.

Another outstanding feature of this software is that it has a wide array of editing features such as adding and removing watermarks, securing PDF, adding handwritten signatures, creating new pages, deleting pages, adding annotations and many others. The user interface is friendly and using it does not require an expert to show you to use this software.

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft PDF Editor Pro for Mac

Time Required:

Around 1 min

Difficulty:

Easy

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Step 1. Upload the PDF File

First you need to import the PDF file that you need to change to Text file. It is simple, launch the PDF to text converter and click on "Open File" button. It will direct you to folders on your computer. Search for the desired PDF file and click Open. The file will be automatically opened on the program. Then you can edit the file with a variety of editing features.

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Step 2. Convert PDF into Text

Next, go to the toolbar and hit the "Convert" button. In the pop up window, click the "Output Format" to choose "Text" from the drop down menu list. The other options include Word, PowerPoint, HTML, and EPUB Excel just to name a few.

You will notice that you can select the pages that you want to convert. Finally, click on "Convert" at the bottom right of the program window. Conversion will commence immediately. Save the document on a preferred location on your computer and click "Save" button. To convert scanned PDF to text, please turn on the "OCR" button.

Part 2. How to Convert PDF to Editable Text on Windows

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For Windows users, iSkysoft PDF Editor for Windows will do a conversion of your PDF files not only to Text but other different formats such as HTML, EPUB, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Image and Rich text format. This application boasts of Optical Character Reader (OCR) that allows you edit scanned PDF.

PDF Editor also has a multiple editing formats such as adding texts, adding and removing watermarks, annotations, creating and deleting files as well a merging and splitting files. With all these features, you can easily edit PDF as you wish.

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft PDF Editor for Windows

Time Required:

Around 1 min

Difficulty:

Easy

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Step 1. Select the PDF File to be Converted

Run the program and then click the "Open" button to add your PDF to the program from the location of the desktop. Then you can go to the "Edit" tab or the "Comment" tab to edit and annotate your PDF.

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Step 2. Convert a PDF to Text

Under the "Home" tab you will see where the output format listed toward the right. Click on "to Text". In a new window, a list of settings appears before converting the PDF file. It is wise to select the location where you will later access the PDF file. Now, what you are left to do is to click on "Convert". The quick conversion will then begin immediately.

Tips: If you want to convert image PDF to text format, you can tick the "Enable OCR" in the pop up window before conversion.

To sum up is that iSkysoft PDF Editor are swift, precise, and friendly to use. All you need is to download these applications and launch them correctly on your computer. From there you will enjoy a lot of benefits such as converting PDF to editable formats such as Texts have you have seen above. You can also do some editing or create pages and merge file to the document before converting it to Text. Do not be left out in dark get yourself this software and play along with possible output format for your PDF file.



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lucyandres
I was very tired to convert my pdf book into text file. Now am happy to say that i just got a great way to do. Thanks
otomania
Searching for a PDF to Text converter for MAC OS X was a challenge until I red your tutorial.
Angie
This is coming in very handy for me right now. I am so glad that I found this tutorial on mac PDF to text converter. I love it. I was never able to do anything with my documents because they were all PDF files but now I am able to do much more. Love it.
friseu
Until now I wouldn’t believe that is possible to convert PDF to text on OS X without any problem.
jegmanela
The conversion procedure of PDF to text on Mac OS X is easy and fast.
actabad
Is there another PDF to text converter for Mac?
poligam23
PDF Converter is the Mac solution for PDF to text conversions.
ElCid
I wish to extract a text from a PDF file without converting it first. Is it possible?
havanaboy
I couldn’t believe how fast is the conversion of the pdf to text on my Mac.
ranioca
Converting pdf to text on Mac it is a good option we didn’t have before.

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