The Print to PDF feature has been available on iOS and macOS for a while. As the name suggests, the feature allows you to print almost anything to a PDF file on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. If you are one of those who frequently work with PDF files, printing documents or webpages to PDF is one of the smartest things to do.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to print to PDF on your Mac. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running macOS Sierra or later.
Steps to print to PDF on your Mac
Steps to print to PDF using the Standard macOS print dialog box
There are a number of apps on Mac that use the standard macOS Print dialog box such as Numbers, Pages and Keynote.
Step one: First off, you need to head to a Word document you want to print to PDF on your Mac. After that, go to the Apple menu, click on Print and then select Print from the drop-down menu
Step two: Next up, you will be taken to the Print dialog box. Here, you need to click the PDF drop-down list at the bottom and then hit the “Save as PDF” from the list
Step three: From the dialog box that shows up, you can select a location for your file. Click the down arrow button at the top to change the file name
Step four: You can add Title, Author or Keywords to your PDF file. If you don’t want to do this, you can skip to the next step
Step five: Hit the Save button to complete the task
Steps to print to PDF using an app’s custom print dialog box
Before we begin, keep in mind that some apps include a built-in Print dialog box. In this post, we are going to take Google Chrome as an example.
Step one: Open Google Chrome on your Mac and head to a document or webpage you want to save as PDF. Once you are on, click on the File menu at the top-right corner of the screen. It will take you to a Print dialog box
Step two: Next up, click the Change button from the Print dialog box. After that, you now need to click Save as PDF under the Local Destinations section
Step three: Click the Save button from the custom Print dialog box to complete the task.
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