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Top 5 Mac OS X El Capitan PDF Creators

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Choosing a perfect PDF creator for Mac OS X El Capitan is important. Not all PDF creators are compatible with Mac OS X 10.11. Some programs are compatible with mac versions 10.8 to 10.10 only. Here we will be introducing best PDF creators for Mac based on their features, tools and compatibility with operating systems. With a PDF creator for Mac OS X 10.11 you could create presentations or report and use it with any device you want. We have handpicked some PDF creators for your convenience.

Part 1Top 5 PDF Creating Tools for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

1. Wondershare PDFelement for Mac

pdf creator for mac os x el capitan

Wondershare PDFelement for Mac allows you to edit, create or convert any PDF file as per your needs. It also supports conversion of PDF files into text, html, Epub file formats and so on. With this amazing all-in-one PDF element, you could protect the file with password, merge, split, add comments and extract PDF files effectively. Moreover, you could change and convert the PDF files into office formats with ease.


  • Edit, add, create and delete PDF text easily
  • Annotate PDF
  • Merge several PDF files
  • Convert PDF to Office formats efficiently


  • Additional OCR plugin are required for scanning PDFs

2. PDFLab


PDFLab is a useful program which allows its user to create PDF from any image on Mac OS. You could also combine or separate PDF documents easily. It is very easy-to-use and you could encrypt/decrypt a document, add watermark or merge several documents.


  • Compatible with Mac OS x 10.3/9/10/11
  • Split or combine PDF files easily
  • Includes image in PDF file


  • Incompatibility issues with some versions of Mac OS
  • Default folder from Utility functions may not respond

3. Scribus


Scribus is a free PDF creator program for Mac which lets you to create any type of document you want quickly. It provides many templates and tools to create a PDF document as per your requirement.


  • Easy-to-use program
  • Allows Highlight of text in PDF files
  • Supports most of the file formats
  • Diverse template options for easy customization of PDF files


  • Issues with use of imported images
  • Limited to Mac OS X versions
  • Incomplete support or help options

4. PDF Creator Master for Mac

PDF Creator Master for Mac

PDF Creator Master for Mac lets users create PDF files from images, plain text and PDF documents. Users could merge several files into single PDF file easily. It also provides many functions and tools such as modifying the documents, zoom or set page size, compress PDF files and encrypt PDF files with passwords.


  • Combine multiple PDF files into one file
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or next versions
  • Password protection with encryption of PDF files


  • Supports text and image formats only

5. Spool Pilot

Spool Pilot

Spool Pilot is a versatile, modular and free Mac PDF creator for Mac OS X 10.11. With this program you could extract printouts from graphic file types and save them as PDF files separately.


  • Users could create PDF files from random graphic images
  • Simple & Well-Organized Interface


  • Does not provide diverse editing functions/tools
  • Compatible with Mac OS 10.4 or later only

Part 2How to Create PDF Files on Mac OS X El Capitan

Step 1. Import Files to Create PDF

PDFelement for Mac allows you to create PDF file from any file format such as .txt, .rtf, .html and image file formats. To open the relevant file for conversion into PDF file format, you can click the "Create PDF" button on the Home window. Alternatively, you can go to "File" menu > "Create" to load your file or create a blank PDF.

Step 2. Edit Your Document (Optional)

PDF element for Mac allows you to add or edit any text, image, bookmarks or links as per your requirement. On the Toolbar, go to the "Edit" menu and click "Add Text" to edit appropriately.

To correct content for lines of text, you can click on the line for modification. This can help you correct certain lines of text without changing the format of the whole paragraph.

Step 3. Create a PDF

After editing, you can navigate to the "File" menu and select "Save As" from the submenu. Rename the file and choose any output file format you want. Click "Save" to save the modified PDF file format.

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