How to Use PDF Converter Pro for Mac

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro for Mac can convert both scanned and standard PDF to text-based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, and HTML in Mac OS X.

How to convert PDF files with 3 simple steps


Import PDF files

Drag your PDF files into the Wondershare PDF Converter for Mac, the standard or the pro version. Up to 50 PDF files can be uploaded at a time.

Import PDF files and select the conversion type


Select output format

Click the Select an output format for the exported documents icon on each PDF item bar to select the format you need for the output file. You can select MS Office Word, MS Office Excel, MS Office PowerPoint, HTML, Text, EPUB, RTF or image (.jpg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .tiff) as the output format. If you're using the PDF Converter Pro for Mac, you're able to select iWork Pages as the output format as well.


Convert PDF files

Click the Convert button to start the conversion. The Convert button will become a Cancel button when the conversion starts. If you want to stop the conversion, click the Cancel button.

How to perform OCR to scanned PDF on PDF Converter Pro for Mac

OCR is only available on PDF Converter Pro for Mac. Launch PDF Converter Pro for Mac and drag scanned PDF files to it. When a scanned PDF file is uploaded to the app, you can see a red icon appears beside the OCR button at the button of the window. Swipe the OCR button to ON. If it's the first time for you to use this OCR feature, a pop-up will tell you that you need to install OCR Plug-in first. Click the "Install OCR" button.


After then, a prompt will tell you the how it goes on with the downloading process. When the OCR Plug-in is fully downloaded, click "Install and Relaunch". And then drag the scanned PDF file to the program and enable the OCR feature.

OCR plugin

 Before converting scanned PDF files, you need to choose the right language for the output documents. To do this, go to PDF Converter Pro > Preferences… > OCR menu.

OCR Languages

How to convert encrypted PDF files

Wondershare PDF Converter for Mac supports converting encrypted PDF files. If the PDF is only restricted from copying, editing or printing, you can upload it to the app to convert directly. If the PDF is protected from opening, you need to click the lock that appeared on the PDF item bar to enter the right password.

enter password

Flexible output options for output Excel, EPUB, and Image

You can customize the output Excel, EPUB, and images files by going to PDF Converter Pro > Preference….


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 allows 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 Excel


Text and images to EPUB converts 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 converts 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 Image:
Extract Images allows you to extract each page of PDF files as one image or only extract images off PDF files.
Image Format offers options for the output image format.


Text and images to HTML means saving the original text and images to HTML document. Users can copy the text or save the images from the converted files.
Each page as an image to HTML means converting each page of a PDF file to an image. Users cannot copy the text from the HTML file.


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