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How to Create PDF in Preview

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

Want to create PDF in Preview? Preview is the most commonly used PDF software for Mac users and it is totally free. However, if you need more advanced features than viewing and simple annotations to work with PDFs, an alternative PDF tool may be necessary. In this article, we'll outline how to create PDFs with Preview on Mac, as well as the best Preview alternatives.

How to Create PDF without Preview

PDFelement for Mac enables you to create, edit, annotate or convert any PDF document as needed. It also supports converting PDF format into HTML, Text, EPUB, and more. With this powerful all-in-one PDF program, you can protect PDF files with passwords, as well as merge, split, add comments and extract PDF files effectively.

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Step 1. Create PDF from Existing File

Launch PDFelement. There are a number of ways to create PDF files. To create it from a file, click on the "File" > "New" > "PDF from File". Select a PDF file and click "Open" to upload it. Edit your PDF file if necessary. Click on the "File" button and select "Save as".

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Step 2. Create from Blank Document

You can also create a blank PDF document. Click on "File > New> Blank Document". A blank page will appear in the program. Click on the "Edit" and select the "Add Text" button to start typing text on the page.

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How to Create PDF with Preview

Step 1. Open Preview on your computer. Upload files in any format including PowerPoint, Excel, HTML, Word, and more. Click on "File" and then click "Open".

Step 2. Next, select the thumbnails and click on "File" and "Print". A pop-up window will appear. Click on the icon at the bottom right to get the "Save as PDF" option.

Step 3. You can now save the document. Rename it and identify the location to save it to. Your PDF document is now ready to go.

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