Mac - Saving a document in PDF format

November 2016




Any document can be saved as a PDF file and are readable as long as you have a PDF viewer: Preview application (MacOS Default) or Adobe Acrobat.
  • For that, you simply:
  • Open the target document
  • Select File Print
  • In the Local PDF menu, select "Save As PDF" and then choose a name and location for the new PDF file
  • Fill in the blanks with the necessary information: Title, Author, Subject, and Keyword.


Note: You can use Spotlight to find the content.

Right now, if you want to encrypt your document or protect it with a password, click on "Security Options"

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