PDF Converter for Mac guide, How to convert PDF on Mac

  • How to convert PDF files with 3 simple steps?
  • How to perform OCR to scanned PDF files? (PDF Converter Pro for Mac)
  • How to review an imported PDF file?
  • How to convert encrypted PDF files?
  • Flexible output options for converting PDF to Excel, EPUB, and HTML

How to convert PDF files with 3 simple steps?
1. Import PDF files
Drag your PDF files into the program.  And they will appear in the program as below.

Import PDF files and select the conversion type

Note: You can import as many as 50 PDF files for one batch conversion.

2. Select an output format for the exported documents

Click the icon Select an output format for the exported documents for the selected PDF file to select an output format for the exported document. You can select MS Office Word, MS Office Excel, MS Office PowerPoint, HTML Document, Text Documents, or Electronic Publication from the format list. The default format is MS Office Word.

3.Convert PDF files
Click the Convert button to start the conversion. There will be a process bar indicating the current process during conversion.

Note: The Convert button will become a Cancel button after the conversion starts. During the conversion, you can terminate the conversion by clicking the Cancel button in the program.

How to perform OCR to scanned PDF files? (PDF Converter Pro for Mac)

OCR is only available within PDF Converter Pro for Mac. To perform OCR to your scanned PDF files, just launch PDF Converter Pro for Mac and you can find a small checkbox below the panel, you can convert scanned PDF files with OCR by default. If you just need to convert normal PDF files, you can untick the checkbox to disable OCR, which can help you convert PDF files quicker.

OCR

Note: before converting scanned PDF files, you need to choose the right languages for the output documents by choosing PDF Converter Pro > Preference… from the top menu.

OCR Languages

Supported recognition languages are: English, Turkish, Greek, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, and Catalan.

How to review an imported PDF file?
To review the imported PDF file, please click the PDF icon in the program. You can also click the File tab in the menu bar and click Preview PDF File to view the selected PDF file in the program.

How to convert encrypted PDF files?
After you import encrypted PDF files into PDF Converter for Mac:
If the PDF file is protected by Owner Password, which is restricted PDF file from editing, copying and printing, PDF Converter for Mac can convert those PDF files directly without entering the password.

If the PDF file is protected by User Password, which is restricted PDF file from opening, users need to enter the open password for conversion. Just click on the small lock icon beside the imported encrypted PDF file and type in the authorized Open Password, the PDF files is unlocked for conversion. And then you can click Convert button to convert it as normal PDF files.

enter password
Flexible output options for converting PDF to Excel, EPUB, and HTML
You can customize the output Excel spreadsheets, EPUB files, and HTML pages by clicking the Conversion tab by choosing PDF Converter Pro > Preference… from the top menu.

Options

PDF to Excel:
Retain value without formatting: is the default option. It saves all the original text, numbers in PDF tables to Excel cells after converting PDF to Excel, without preserving the original formatting. Retain original formatting of forms: allow you to preserve text, numbers and formatting in the original PDF file. This option is not suitable for some un-regular PDF tables, as there might be some positioning error that may affect the usual calculation after conversion

PDF to EPUB:
Text and images to EPUB: convert the text and images of the original PDF file to EPUB format. Users can copy the text or save the images from the converted files.
Each page as an image to EPUB: convert each page of a PDF file as a whole image. The converted file looks the same as the PDF, but users cannot copy the text or save the images in the file.

PDF to HTML:
HTML Settings: Allow you to customize background color of the output HTML pages, and you can also choose whether to keep the hyperlinks in the original files or not
Image Settings: Option for you to customize images within the original file for the output HTML pages.

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