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OS X Lion: Save a document as a PDF file

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Save a document as a PDF file

You can share a document with other people by saving it in Portable Document Format (PDF). For example, you can email the PDF file or make it available on public file servers, such as the Public folder on your iDisk. Even people without the application that created the document will be able to read it as long as they have a PDF viewer, such as Preview or Adobe Acrobat.

  1. Open the document you want to save as a PDF file.
  2. Choose File > Print.
  3. Choose “Save as PDF” from the PDF pop-up menu, and then choose a name and location for the PDF file.
  4. Enter the information you want in the Title, Author, Subject, and Keywords fields.

    You can search on the contents of those fields using Spotlight.

  5. If you want to encrypt your document, click Security Options.

    You can choose two passwords: one for opening the document and another for printing or copying from the document.

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2013
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  • Last Modified: Oct 31, 2013
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