Although files in the form of PDF have many advantages, you cannot make any future editing, such as copy, paste, make notes directly. In order to edit useful PDF files, I suggest that you can convert PDF to text on Mac OS X Sierra so that you can make notes or paste passages. However, since you cannot convert PDF to text directly, you need a third-party PDF to Text converter for Mac OS X for help.
Here is my recommendation, you can try the program Wondershare PDF Converter Pro for Mac to Convert PDF to Text in Mac OS X (Sierra Included) in just one click. With help of the program, you can not only transfer common PDF to text files but also convert native, password protected and even scanned PDF files to text documents on a Mac. In the following passages, I will show you how to complete the task step by step.
At the very beginning, please download the program on our site. We now offer you free trial version of the Mac version to have a try, please choose it. After getting the program, please install it on your computer and then run it by double clicking to bring up the starting window. The program works well in OS X Sierra, El Caption, Lion, or Mountain Lion and is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 ~ 10.12.
Step 1. When see the starting window on your computer, you can start the very important step: upload PDF files to the program. You can upload PDF by dragging and dropping. The program also enables you to upload PDF files in a batch to save your time. You can upload up to 50 files at a time.
If the PDF file you want to upload is a scanned PDF file, you will then see a pop-up window, which asks you to enable the OCR feature. Please just click “Enable OCR” and follow the routine: PDF Converter Pro > Preferences… > OCR to select the right language for the PDF file.
Step 2. Now, please click the little setting icon on each PDF item bar to bring out the output drop-down list. Then please select “Plain Text” or “Rich Text Format” as the output format in the drop-down list. After these preparation setting, please click the big button “Convert” to start the converter. The program will then begin to convert PDF to Text on Mac automatically.
Congratulations! Just a few seconds later, you can get the output text format files. Please open the output folder to check the output text or RTF documents. After this, you can make any edite on the text files. Please just join us to have a try!