How to Convert PDF on Mac

Even though PDF is the preferred file format, sometimes you may need to convert it into different document formats for various uses. Converting PDF on Mac is very comfortable with PDFelement, and it saves you from recreating documents when a need arises. This article, therefore, explains how to convert PDF on Mac.

How to Convert PDF Files on Mac

With PDFelement for Mac, you will be able to do partial conversion. Partial conversion is whereby you choose specific pages that you want to convert. You can also do batch conversion of files since this application allows you to upload several files and convert them simultaneously.

PDFelement supports conversion of PDF into many file formats. Some of the supported output formats include DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, RTF, HTML, Pages, EPUB, Text.

STEP 1. Import PDFs You Want to Convert

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Import the PDF file that you want to convert on Mac to the PDFelement. Add the PDF by clicking on "Convert PDF" button. From there you can add files by clicking on the "Add" button. You can also click on "Add Folder" and upload all the files in your defined folder.

STEP 2. Choose Output Format

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To select the output format of your converted PDF, go to the "Output" option on the top right of the program's window. This applies if you had opened the file to the program first.

On the convert window, click on "W" icon that stands for Word. Choose any other output format like Excel, HTML or even Image from the list that will appear.

STEP 3. Select Page Range

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If you want to convert selected pages only, click on page numbers to open submenu. You will see the“All Pages” option and when you click on the "Arrow-Down" icon you will be able to choose odd pages, even pages or you can manually enter the page range.

If you want to convert all pages in the PDF, you just click the "All Pages" button and the action will apply to all the pages in your PDF file.

STEP 4. Tweak Conversion Setting

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Next click on "Settings" icon on the conversion window. You will see "General" settings where it requires you to select OCR language. For any other output format you choose. Click on it to check output settings. For instance, for Excel you will have to choose if you want to convert each page to different worksheet or you want to convert all pages to a single worksheet. After making the changes, click on the PDF file to go move away from the settings options.

STEP 5. Convert Scanned PDF

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If you are converting scanned PDFs, you should enable the OCR before the conversion. To do so, turn on the "OCR" button placed on the bottom left side of the conversion window. After that, you need to select the language of the scanned PDF. Click on the language that matches your document such as "English". You can also select the OCR of the PDF by going to "Settings" and then clicking on "General" settings.

STEP 6. Start the Conversion Process

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Once you are content with all the settings and output format for your final document, you can start converting the PDFs. just click the "Convert" button on the bottom right of the program's window to begin the conversion process. You should choose a destination on your local drive to save the converted document and then click "Save" and the file will be converted after few seconds. You can also rename the file before you finally convert it.