How to Convert Pages to PDF on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Converting Pages to PDF on Mac is a simple process that can be done using built-in tools. Whether you want to share your document with someone who doesn’t have a Mac or you simply prefer the universal PDF format, this tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps.

Step 1: Open the Pages Document

To convert your Pages document to PDF, start by opening it in the Pages app on your Mac. You can either locate the file in Finder and double-click on it or open it directly from the Pages app.

Step 2: Access the Export Options

Once your document is open, go to the “File” menu at the top of your screen and click on “Export To” followed by “PDF”. This will open the export options window.

Step 3: Choose PDF Settings

In the export options window, you have several settings that you can customize before converting your document. These settings include:

  • Compression: Choose whether to compress images for a smaller file size.
  • Password Protection: Set a password to restrict access to your PDF.
  • Tags: Add tags for accessibility purposes.
  • Table of Contents: Include a table of contents based on headings in your document.

You can adjust these settings based on your requirements. Once you are satisfied with the settings, click on the “Next” button.

Step 4: Choose a Destination

In this step, you need to choose where you want to save your converted PDF file. You can select an existing folder or create a new one by clicking on the “New Folder” button. After selecting the destination, click on the “Export” button.

Step 5: Confirm the Conversion

Pages will now convert your document to PDF format. Once the conversion is complete, a confirmation message will appear on your screen. Click on the “OK” button to close the message.

Step 6: Locate Your PDF File

Finally, navigate to the destination folder you selected in Step 4 to find your newly converted PDF file. You can now share or use this file as needed.


Converting Pages documents to PDF on Mac is a straightforward process that offers more versatility and compatibility. By following these simple steps, you can easily convert your Pages documents to PDF format and enjoy the benefits of this widely supported file type.

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