Printing to PDF in MacOS is as simple and straightforward as it gets. You don't need to find, download, and install software such as Adobe Acrobat or Reader, as access to printing and converting your Mac files to PDF is all done with built-in features that are standard on every Mac. With this simple guide you can print files to PDF on your Mac in no time.
Printing files to PDF on your computer also has some really useful benefits. You can save a few trees, ensure compatibility with any platform, including Windows and Linux, and share documents with a finger while printing to PDF in MacOS.
For other PDF-specific content, click on our overviews of editing a PDF file, converting a PDF to a Word file, and converting a PDF file to a JPG.
: Open the File menu
Note: almost any Mac application can save a document as a PDF, but to make it easy for you, we'll show you how to print a document to PDF in Numbers.
First open the document that you want to print to PDF in any Mac application. Once your document is open and you are ready to save it as a PDF, open the menu File at the top of the page and click Print .
Step 2: Select the output file type
The print options page is opened. Click on the button in the bottom left corner with the label PDF . In some apps (such as Numbers) you may need to click Print … in the lower right corner before you can select PDF as the output file type.
Step 3: Save as PDF
Select Save as PDF then choose a destination and file name for your new document and click on Save . You will see a brief progress bar and the process is complete.
Congratulations, you have now converted your original document into a PDF file. And that is really as simple as it gets. PDFs make viewing and sharing documents so easy and Apple makes converting your documents to that format just as easy.