BCL PDF Converter for Mac User Manual
The BCL PDF Converter is the best software for turning a PDF file and into an editable MS Word document for Apple devices. It conserves original document layout: tables, columns, lists, and fonts. The program’s drag-and-drop functionality is intuitive and will process your documents in no time. Here’s how to do it.
Open the BCL PDF Converter through the Launchpad, Dock, or the applications list in your Finder window.
There are two options for selecting the file you wish to convert. First, you can drag and drop a file directly from a Finder window into the BCL PDF Converter screen, or, second, you can press the “Select a PDF...” button.
The “Select a PDF...” button will open a Finder window. Use this to select the file you wish to convert to Word format.
The screen will show you the real time progress of the document conversion. You don’t need to do anything until the conversion is complete.
Once the document has been processed, you can save it by dragging the image of the completed file onto your desktop, or click the “Save…” button.
The “Save…” button will open a Finder window and you will be prompted to designate the name and location where you want to save the file.
There are several main setting options; change these before choosing a document to convert. Access the settings by clicking on the cog at the top right of the initial screen. Use the slider to determine the quality of images taken from the PDF and placed into Word.
Also in the “General” section is the bookmarks option. If there are bookmarks from the PDF that you would like to preserve in the Word document, choose “Extract bookmarks from PDF.” BCL PDF Converter defaults to not using bookmarks.
You can also choose whether you want output to be .docx, .doc, or .rtf (rich text format).
If you have a scanned PDF document which has gone through OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process, the PDF would contain images with hidden text underneath. You can choose which of these you’d like to remove, if any, using the “Convert PDF files processed by OCR” option.
There are two advanced options. The first, if selected, will stitch words together that, in the original PDF, are broken by a line break and connected by a hyphen.
The second will remove hidden text that may be behind other elements in the document, affecting formatting.
The free version of BCL PDF Converter will convert an unlimited number of documents under three pages in length. To enable unlimited document conversion for files of all size, upgrade to the PRO version.
The purchase can be made within the BCL PDF Converter application itself.
To complete the transaction, you will be prompted to input your Apple ID and password.
If you have already purchased the PRO version previously, you will not have to do so again. The app store will recognize this and allow you to upgrade to the PRO version for free.