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Wondering how to print to PDF on Mac? You can do so easily without needing to use expensive programs like Adobe® Acrobat®. In this article, we'll explain how to print to PDF with one of the best Acrobat alternatives - PDFelement for Mac.

While it is easy to print to PDF on Mac, creating PDF files can be more of a challenge. If you're looking for more options when creating PDF files, your best bet may be PDFelement for Mac. Not only will this program allow you to easily print to PDF on Mac, but it will also allow you to easily manage the PDF files you create. You can also easily combine multiple files in multiple different formats to create a PDF file. This is a feature that is unique to the program and helps to save a lot of time. You can highlight, markup, add comments, and even strike through text easily.

PDFelement comes equipped with tools to help you create, edit, save and even print PDF files easily. It is a program that is like no other when it comes to PDF management and a must-have for people who work with PDFs on a regular basis. It makes PDF creation very easy.

  • You can edit PDFs easily. Add and remove text, add and remove images and even remove whole sections of the document. Annotation features also allow you to further customize the PDF.
  • Print PDFs easily. You even get the option to print double-sided PDFs and password protected PDFs.
  • Despite having many useful features, this program isn't overly complex like some other similar software programs are. It is very easy to use and efficient.
  • You can export PDF files easily through email and other cloud storage options.
  • PDFelement for Mac supports Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 and macOS 10.14 Mojave.

How to Print to PDF on Mac with PDFelement

There are three ways to print to PDF in PDFelement for Mac. After downloading and installing the program on your Mac, select one of the following methods to print to PDF on Mac.

Method 1: Print to PDF on the Main Interface

Launch the program and then click "Create PDF" in the Home window. You will be able to browse for and select the file you want to print from your local drive.

The file will open in PDFelement. You can then click "File" and select "Save" to save the document to a specific destination folder.

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Method 2: Open the Program and Drop the File

Go to the "File" menu and select "Create". You will see several options there. They are as follows:

  • Create PDF from File: make a PDF from the file on your computer.
  • Create PDF from Window Capture: you can generate a PDF from the window you have opened on Mac.
  • Create PDF from Selection Capture: you can create a PDF by selecting an area of your Mac desktop to capture.
  • Create PDF from Screen Capture: you can make a PDF file from a screen cap of your Mac computer screen.
  • PDF from Clipboard: you can make a PDF from a clipboard that you have copy and pasted.
  • Combine Files into PDF: you can create a single PDF file from multiple different files.
  • Blank Document: make a blank PDF file using this option.
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Method 3: Drag the Document to print to PDF

The third option to print to PDF on Mac using PDFelement is to simply drag and drop the file into the program window or onto the PDFelement icon. The file will now be open in the program, ready for editing or saving.


Tips: How to Print to PDF on Mac with Built-in Printer

When you print to PDF on Mac, you are essentially exporting the file as a PDF. This process may sound complicated but it is quite easy. Here's how you can print to PDF on Mac with the built-in printer.

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Step 1: begin by opening the document you want to print to PDF on your Mac. Once the document is open, click on the file menu and select "Print". You can also just hit CMD+ P on the keyboard.

Step 2: in the lower left corner, you should see the PDF button. Click on the drop down menu to select the "Save as PDF" option. Click on "Save" in the dialogue box and select a destination folder to save the file.

Your file will now be saved as a PDF and the original file will still be available on your Mac. You can make sure that the file has been saved as a PDF by locating it using Finder or another app. You can view the file later and even edit it as a PDF using a PDF editor like PDFelement.

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Published: Nov 08,2017 10:45 am / Updated: Nov 22,2018 17:43 pm

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