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How do I create a PDF file from a document?

On a Mac, you can easily create a PDF file of a document from almost any application. Open the document from which you want to generate a PDF file (example: open a Word document).

  1. In the Menu Bar at the top of your screen, click on File -> Save As.
  2. Click on the drop down menu next to Format and select the PDF option.
  3. Give your PDF file a name and navigate to a Save To location. Click the Save button in the lower right corner of the window.

Another way to save a PDF is in the Print window.

  1. Open the document from which you want to generate a PDF file (example: open a Word document).
  2. In the Menu Bar at the top of your screen, click on File -> Print.
  3. In the lower left corner of the Print dialog, click the PDF button and select Save as PDF.
  4. Give your PDF file a name and navigate to a Save To location. Click the Save button in the lower right corner of the window.

You will now have a copy of the document as a PDF file in the location you selected.


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