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How to Convert RTF to PDF on Mac

Oct 23,2019 • Filed to: PDFelement for Mac How-Tos • Proven solutions

Anyone who has installed Microsoft Office can send and share text to other users in RTF format. RTF stands for Rich Text Format. This format was developed by Microsoft in 1987 to allow users to share text with ease. But if you are looking to share text with someone who does not use Microsoft Office, you may need to convert your RTF file to a more universal format. You can convert RTF files to a standard PDF format. In this article we will show you how to convert RTF to PDF on Mac with PDFelement.

How to Convert RTF to PDF on Mac

Now we'll show you how to convert a Rich Text Format document to PDF format using PDFelement on Mac. First, you need to download and install this software on Mac. After installing it launch the program from the "Applications" folder on your Mac and follow the steps below.

Step 1. Load Your File

You can navigate the cursor to the main menu and click on "File" and then select "Create". In the drop-down menu, click on the first option which is "PDF from File". In the pop-up window, select an .rtf file from your local folder and click "Open". The .rtf file wil be converted to PDF automatically.

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Step 2. Edit Your File (Optional)

The created PDF file will be opened in the program directly. You can now use PDFelement to edit text. Click on the "Text" button to enable editing mode. A formatting bar will appear. Move to the text content and double-click on it. You can add or delete text on the PDF file. You can also change the font size, color and font style. For more details, click here to learn how to edit PDF files.

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Step 3. Convert RTF to PDF on Mac

After you've finished editing your document, you can then go to the "File" tab and choose "Save" or "Save As" to export it as a PDF file and save it on your Mac.

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Export RTF to PDF on Mac

Step 1. Open a RTF

Open your RTF file using a text editor, and click the "File">"Export as PDF" button on the top menu.

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Step 2. Save RTF to PDF on Mac

Select the output folder and name the file to save the PDF on your Mac.


Best RTF to PDF Converter on Mac

Converting files from RTF to PDF format requires use of a PDF converter tool. If you are searching for the right PDF converter, try PDFelement. It allows you to create PDF files from Rich Text, Images, HTML, existing documents or screen captures. Other features of PDFelement include:

  • It can convert a batch of PDF files to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, HTML Rich Texts, Plain Texts, and images etc.
  • You can edit PDF files by altering text, images, and pages or you can add annotations to PDF with free-hand markup and comment box tools.
  • You can also fill out and create fillable PDF forms.
  • It is designed with OCR functionality that makes scanned files searchable and editable.
  • The redaction tool can perform batch redaction and search and redact options.
  • It allows you to encrypt PDF files using an open and permission password.
  • It is compatible with macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 and 10.15 Catalina.

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