How to Turn Pages Into PDF on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

If you are a Mac user and often find yourself needing to convert pages into PDF files, you’re in luck! Converting pages into PDF on Mac is a straightforward process that can be done using the built-in features of your Mac. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to turn your pages into PDF files on your Mac.

Step 1: Open the Pages Document

To start with the conversion process, open the Pages document that you want to turn into a PDF file. You can either locate the document in Finder or use Spotlight search to find it quickly.

Step 2: Go to File Menu

Once you have opened the Pages document, navigate to the File menu located in the top left corner of your screen. Click on it to reveal a dropdown menu.

Step 3: Select Export To > PDF

In the File dropdown menu, locate and select Export To. Another submenu will appear, showing various export options. From this submenu, choose PDF.

Step 4: Configure Export Settings (Optional)

A new window will open with export settings for your PDF file. Here you can configure various options such as security settings, image quality, and more.

Make any desired changes or leave them as default if you don’t need any specific customization. Once done, click on the “Next” button.

Step 5: Choose Destination & Name for Your PDF File

In the final step of exporting your Pages document as a PDF file, choose where you want to save it by selecting a destination folder. You can also provide a name for your PDF file. Once you have made your selections, click on the “Export” button.

Congratulations! You have successfully converted your Pages document into a PDF file. The exported PDF file will be saved to the location you specified in the previous step.

Remember, having your documents in PDF format ensures compatibility across different devices and operating systems, making it easier to share and distribute files. By following these simple steps, you can quickly convert your Pages documents into PDF on your Mac.


  • If you frequently need to convert Pages documents into PDF files, consider creating a keyboard shortcut for the export function. This will save you time and effort in the long run.
  • Experiment with different export settings to find the right balance between file size and image quality for your specific needs.

Now that you know how to turn pages into PDF on Mac, go ahead and give it a try with your own documents. Enjoy the convenience and compatibility that comes with having your files in PDF format!

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