[PDF Editor : Mac] The best way to edit scanned PDF file on Mac
When you scan a document directly to a PDF file, you will find that all the text and graphics on each page as though they were all just one big graphic image. It is hard for you to select the text and images in the scanned PDF file. What's worse, you can not even correct the text when you find some mistakes in it. Have you ever troubled with this situation before?
PDF Editor Pro for Mac uses OCR technology to convert scanned images to machine-encoded text so that the scanned PDF files can be editable. Moreover, the program support performing OCR on scanned PDF files in different languages. Also you can annotate scanned PDF file directly after performing OCR. Download it and see how easy it works in details.
Part 1, How to edit text in scanned PDF file
Right click on the scanned PDF to open it with the PDF Editor Pro for Mac, it will pop up a dialogue asking you to choose a right language according to your PDF file and then click "Perform OCR" button. Now the file is editable.
- Add text
Click "Add Text" button, then click on a blank area to type text in the block.
- Modify text
Choose "Touchup" tool at first, then double click on the text you want to edit.
- Delete text
Choose "Touchup" tool in the toolbar and drag it to select the text, then press "Delete" key.
- Move text
Choose "Touchup" tool in the toolbar and drag it to select the text, then move the text box as you like.
Part 2, How to edit image in scanned PDF file
When you launch the program to open the scanned PDF file, choose a right language of the PDF file and then perform OCR on it. After performing OCR, the images can be deleted, moved, resized, cropped as you like.
- Insert image
Click "Edit--> Insert Image..." option from menu bar to add image to the PDF file.
- Delete image
Choose "Touchup" tool in the toolbar, then click on the image you want to delete and press "Delete" key.
- Move image
Choose "Touchup" tool at first, then click on the image and drag the block to move it.
- Resize image
Choose "Touchup" tool and click on the image, then drag the edge of the block to resize it.
- Crop image
Choose " Touchup" tool in the toolbar and click on an image to select it, then click "Edit--> Crop Image..." option from menu bar, it will pop up a dialogue asking you to drag the mouse to select a portion of the image to crop.
Part 3, How to annotate the scanned PDF file
To get start, right click the scanned PDF to open it with the program, then choose a right language and perform OCR. Now you can markup the file with highlight, underline and strick through.
- Highlight the text
Choose "Highlight" tool at first, then drag it to select the text you want to highlight.
- Underline the text
Choose "Underline" tool in the toolbar, then drag it to select the text you want to underline.
- Strick through the text
Choose "Strickthrough" tool, then drag it to strick through the text.
In fact, scanned PDF file can be annotated directly as normal PDF file like adding Stick Note,Text Box and links, drawing arrows and other shapes. Due to the scanned text can not be selected, you can not highlight, underline and strick through the text in scanned PDF files unless performing OCR on it at first.
Note: If you want to know more details of PDF annotations, see the tutorials: Add Stick Note and Text Box, Draw arrows and other shapes, Add links and highlight the text.
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