How to Make a PDF Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to create a PDF document? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to make a PDF on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Document

First, open the document that you want to convert into a PDF. It could be a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation, or even a webpage.

Step 2: Print Dialog

To initiate the PDF creation process, go to the File menu at the top left corner of your screen and select Print. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Command + P.


If you are working with a webpage and it doesn’t have a print option available, don’t worry! You can simply press Command + P, and it will open the print dialog for you.

Step 3: PDF Options

In the Print dialog box, locate the PDF button in the bottom-left corner. Click on it to reveal various options related to creating PDFs.

  • Select “Save as PDF” – This option allows you to save your document as a PDF file directly.
  • “Open in Preview” – This option opens the document in Preview app where you can further edit or annotate before saving it as a PDF.
  • “Share” – This option lets you share the document as a PDF via email or other sharing methods available on your Mac.


The options available to you may vary depending on the application you are working with. However, the “Save as PDF” option is usually available universally.

Step 4: Save the PDF

After selecting your desired PDF option, a new dialog box will appear. Choose a location on your Mac where you want to save the PDF file.

You can also rename the file if needed by typing in a new name in the “Save As” field.

Once you have selected the location and named your file, click on the “Save” button to create your PDF document.


If you choose the “Open in Preview” option, make sure to save the changes before closing Preview to retain them in your final PDF document.


You have successfully created a PDF document on your Mac. Now you can easily share or store your documents in this universal format that can be accessed across different devices and platforms.

Remember, creating a PDF is not only convenient but also helps preserve formatting and prevents unauthorized editing of your documents. It is an essential skill for anyone who needs to share or publish digital content professionally.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you! If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other topics, feel free to explore our website for more tutorials and guides.

Happy PDF-making!

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