OS X Mavericks: 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). Even people without the app that created the document will be able to read it as long as they have a PDF viewer, such as Preview or Adobe Acrobat.

Note: The following provides instructions for printing using the standard features in OS X and may not match your setup. If these instructions differ from the user interface you’re seeing, refer to the documentation that came with the app or device you’re using.
  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, 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 require passwords for opening the document, copying from the document, and printing the document.

Published Date: Oct 20, 2015