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How to Convert Preview to PDF on Mac

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2024-05-22 10:38:25 • Filed to: Convert PDFs on Mac • Proven solutions

Preview is a built-in application for Mac systems. This program lets you open images and PDF files, as well as supports PNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, AI, FAX, XBM, and JPE file formats. You can convert these Preview-supported file types to PDF format effortlessly. Read on to discover how to convert Preview to PDF using Preview on Mac including macOS 11.

How to Convert Preview Files to PDF

Step 1. Open Preview on Mac. Go to "File" and click "Open" to add the target file to Preview. You can then select the files you want to convert.

Step 2. In Preview, scroll through the thumbnails to select the files you want to convert. Mark the thumbnails on the left using the "Select All" command.

Step 3. Go to the main menu and click on "File > Export as PDF". A print window will pop up. Choose a destination folder and click "Save" to save the Preview file as a PDF.

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Step 1. Load Preview File to PDFelement

After installing PDFelement on your Mac, open the program. Click on the "File" menu on the top toolbar and then click "PDF from File" to upload your Preview files.

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Step 2. Modify or Annotate PDF (Optional)

After the file is open in the program, you can modify text by clicking on the "Text" button and add markups by clicking the "Markup" button.

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Step 3. Save Preview Files to PDF

If you don't need to edit your file, you can skip right to conversion. Click on the "File" menu and choose "Save" to convert Preview to PDF on Mac.

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