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Posted by Sthita Prangya Mohanty - - 0 comments

It won’t be difficult to edit scanned PDF files on Mac. However, you must know how to do that. With the help of a suitable program, the users can add text, notes, pictures and tables to a scanned PDF file. The program refers to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) or likes which will allow you to perform multiple operations like editing, text addition and markup of scanned PDF file on Mac. OCR is specially programmed for the scanned document which might be a simple PDF file or a picture. The program is designed to read the characters in an image and convert it in an editable document. 

Get down to real process
A step-by-step guideline will help you understand how to edit the scanned documents on Mac operating system.

Step #1

Start with opening the PDF Editor program. Choose the scanned PDF file that you want to edit. Select the language to be used for the scanned file. If the language is not selected, the scanned PDF file might not open on Mac platform. It will take some time for the file to open. However, the time depends on the file size. Once the operation is completed by scanned PDF Editor Program, proceed to the next step.

Step #2

After the scanned PDF file is opened on Mac, it will be like any normal PDF file. You can then easily edit scanned PDF on Mac OS. OCR is a handy tool as it allows the users to edit files, add or remove text part or even insert images in the scanned PDF file on Mac platform.

Once the scanned file is successfully opened on Mac OS, you will have an easy access to all the editing tools that are available on any general PDF file. When the scanned file behaves like a normal PDF, you are able to edit the texts or images that come with it.

PDF documents are device-friendly. This is the reasons why most of the e-books are designed in PDF format. However, there is a hitch in using the raw PDF files. If modification or addition is necessary, you won’t be able to do that. If you are working with PDF files on Mac, you need to convert them to pages so that they become editable.

To convert PDF to pages on Mac, you need to take help of a third party application program. PDF editor is the most useful tool in this regard.