Steps to Extract Elements from PDF Files on Mac OS X

A Step by Step Guide to Extract Items from multiple PDF documents.

STEP 1

Launch SysTools Mac PDF Extractor. The initial software screen will appear to you as given below.

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STEP 2

Click on the "Add File(s)" and "Add Folder(s)" to add PDF files on the software.

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Note: The software can extract items from restricted PDF documents as well as from know password protected PDF files. But, in case of password locked PDF, the user must know the password & enter it in the "Password" column while adding the secured PDF. Otherwise proceed to next step.


STEP 3

Users can also draw out wrongly added PDF files with "Remove" and "Remove All" options respectively.

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STEP 4

Now, click on the "Change" button to choose the destination location for extracted PDF Items.

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Note: Users can check the “Create Single Folder Only” option to save all the PDF files extracted items in a single folder.


STEP 5

Select destination location to save extracted items from the PDF files

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STEP 6

Click on the “Next” button to proceed further

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STEP 7

Select the Item type as “Attachments” or “Images” or "Text" or users can select all

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Note: It is not necessary to apply item type filters for the extraction process.


Choose Item Type



STEP 8


Note: If users want to extract all attachments from PDF files then they can skip the "Attachment Filters". Otherwise, apply below filters.


Apply Attachment Filters

Here the tool provides two options:

  • Extract Attachment Up To: This option gives you a facility to choose file size during the extraction process of attachments. You can extract attachment from 1 KB to 100 MB.
  • File Type: With the help of this option you can include and exclude file extension during the attachment extraction process. For example doc, pdf, txt, etc.
  • Greater Than: With this option you can specify the file size of attachemnts, lesser size number attachments will get ignored by the Extractor tool.
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STEP 9

After this, click on the “Extract” button to start the extraction process of attachments from PDF files

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STEP 10

Now, the software starts the process & the pop-up message “Extract Process Completed Successfully” will be displayed. Then, click on the OK button.

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STEP 11

After this click on View Report button.

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STEP 12

Now, navigate towards the destination location & View Export Report containing details like (Source file path, Destination path, Attachments count, Images count, Text count and Export status) & Extracted Attachments

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Export Report

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Attachment Folder Containing Extracted Attachments

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STEP 8


Note: If users want to extract all Images without saving them into PDF then they can skip the "Image Settings". Otherwise, apply desired settings as given below:


Apply Image Settings

Save Inline Images: Selecting this option will save all extracted images into PDF. Along with this, the provides two options also i.e. Create Individual PDF & Create Single PDF

  • Create Individual PDF: With this option create Individual PDF files containing the images of a particular PDF document.
  • Create Single PDF: With this option create a single PDF document containing all the images of all added PDF files.
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STEP 9

If you don't want to save extracted images in PDF format, there are various other formats you can choose to save extracted images.

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STEP 10

The tool also gives you the option to extract images from the desired pages of the PDF file. Under "Apply Page Setting" there are various options to select desired pages of the PDF file from which you want to extract images.

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STEP 11

After applying all the filters you can click on the“Extract”button to start the image extraction process.

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STEP 12

Now, the software starts the process and the “Extract Process Completed Successfully” pop-up message will be displayed

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STEP 13

After this click on View Report button.

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STEP 14

Now, navigate towards the destination location & View Export Report containing details like (Source file path, Destination path, Attachments count, Images count, and Export status) & Extracted Images

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Export Report

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Images Folder Containing Extracted Images

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STEP 8


Apply Text Settings

There are two options given under Text settings, you can choose accordingly:

  • Maintain Formating: With this option you will have the same formating as the source format.
  • Maintain Page Number: You can choose to keep the page number while extacting text from the PDF files.
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STEP 9

Just like "Image settings" here also you can apply page settings and select the desired pages of PDF from which you want to extract text.

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STEP 10

After selecting the desired filter click on the "Extract" button.

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STEP 11

Now, the software starts the process and the “Extract Process Completed Successfully” pop-up message will be displayed

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STEP 12

After this click on View Report button.

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STEP 13

Now, navigate towards the destination location & View Export Report containing details like (Source file path, Destination path, Attachments count, Images count, Text count and Export status) & Extracted Images

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Export Report

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Images Folder Containing Extracted text from PDF

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