Printing to PDF in MacOS is as simple and straightforward as it gets. You don’t need to find, download, and install software like Adobe Acrobat or Reader, as access to printing and converting your Mac files to PDF is all done with built-in features that come standard on any Mac. With this easy how-to guide, you’ll be printing files to PDF on your Mac in no time at all.
Printing files to PDF on your computer has a number of really useful benefits too. You’re able to save a few trees, ensure cross-compatibility with any platform including Windows and Linux, and share documents at the snap of a finger when printing to PDF in MacOS.
Step 1: Open the File menu
Note: Almost every Mac application can save a document as a PDF, but to make it easy, we’re going to show you how to print a document to PDF in Numbers.
First, open the document you wish to print to PDF in any Mac application. Once your document is open and you’re ready to save it as a PDF, open the File menu at the top of the page and click Print.
Step 2: Choose the output file type
The print options page will then open up. You will find a PDF button in the bottom left corner that you can use to set the output file format as PDF. Numbers and other apps might not have this button. Instead, you will have to click on Print and select the output format in a new window.
Step 3: Save as PDF
Select Save as PDF, then choose a destination and file name for your new document, and click Save. You’ll see a brief progress bar, and then the process will be completed.
Congratulations, you have now converted your original document into a PDF file. Saving a file as a PDF should only take you a few seconds. It’s a convenient format for viewing and sharing documents, and there are no reasons not to use it since Apple makes it easy to convert your files to PDF.