Printing in PDF on MacOS is as easy and straightforward as it gets. No need to find, download, and install software like Adobe Acrobat or Reader as access to printing and converting your Mac files to PDF files is provided with built-in features that are standard on any Mac. With this simple guide, you'll be printing files to PDF on your Mac in no time.

Printing files to PDF on your computer also comes with a number of really useful benefits. You can save some trees, ensure cross compatibility with every platform including Windows and Linux, and share documents with the click of a button when printing to PDF in macOS.

For more PDF-specific content, click on our overviews for editing a PDF file, converting a PDF file to a Word file and converting a PDF file to a JPG file.

Step 1: Open the File menu

Note: Almost any Mac application can save a document as a PDF. However, for your convenience, we will show you how to print a document in numbers as a PDF.

First, open the document you want to print as a PDF in any Mac application. Once your document is open and ready to save 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 opens. You can find one PDF Button in the lower left corner that allows you to set the output file format as PDF. Numbers and other apps might not have this button. Instead, you have to click To press and choose the output format in a new window.

How to print to PDF in MacOS

Step 3: Save as PDF

Choose Save as PDFThen choose a destination and file name for your new document and click save up. You will see a brief progress bar and the process is complete.

How to print to PDF in MacOS

Congratulations, you have now converted your original document to a PDF file. Saving a file as a PDF should only take a few seconds. It's a convenient format for viewing and sharing documents, and there's no reason not to use it as Apple makes it easy to convert your files to PDF.

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