How to Edit Scanned PDF on Mac
It is really a headache if you have several files scanned in PDF format and later you want to edit the text or make some comments. Yes, it takes some elbow grease to edit scanned PDF files. But it does not mean you can never put your hands on the PDF. There are several choices to modify scanned PDF files. You can pay for a tool for Adobe Acrobat. Or depend on a third party PDF tool.
In this article we are going to talk about how to edit scanned PDF on Mac with a professional editor, PDF Editor Pro for Mac. It enables you to edit scanned PDF files as if you are editing on a word document. Anyway, let’s get down to the task.
Before start to edit scanned PDF files, you need to be familiar with the toolbar. Here is the screenshot of toolbar.
Click the quick start button on the desktop to launch PDF Editor Pro for Mac. Then a window could pops up, leading you to the target scanned PDF. Just click the PDF file and press “Open”. The moment you open the canned PDF file, a drop-down window could ask you whether to perform OCR or not. All you need to do is ticking the language for the target file and clicking “Perform OCR.”
Step 2. Edit PDF text
1). Add text. In the toolbar, click the “Add Text” button, then you can click on any part of the PDF to add text.
2). Move, delete or edit text. Click the Touchup button, and then move the mouse pointer to the place where you want to move, delete the text. Click the area, when a frame appear, you can drag the text to where you need or just delete it. Double-click the frame, you edit the text.
Step 3. Annotate scanned PDF file
1). Clicking the Sticky note icon, you can add either sticky note or text box to PDF files. Be careful, the text box can overlay the page content.
2). Clicking the Arrow icon, you can find other kind of shapes to annotate PDF.
3). Clicking the Pencil icon, you can get pencil, eraser and link.
4). Clicking the highlight icon, you can mark up the text, highlight, underline and strikethrough.
Step 4. Add or crop image
1). Click the “Insert Image” button in the toolbar or go to “Edit”>”Insert Image” to add image to the PDF. The added image could appear firstly pm the upper left of the current page. You are allowed to move it to the proper area.
2). Move your mouse pointer to the picture you need to crop on the PDF. Then click the “Crop Image” button in the toolbar or go to “Edit”>”Crop Image” to pop-up the window for cropping. Drag the frame on the image to have it cropped.
PDF Editor Pro for Mac enables you to edit scanned PDF files because of the OCR feature. Besides the editing features, it is able to convert scanned PDF files to other document formats. For detailed information, please go the User Guide for PDF Editor Pro for Mac.