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3 Methods to Create PDF from Google Doc

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2023-04-13 17:06:35 • Filed to: PDF Software Comparisons • Proven solutions

Are you wondering how to make a google doc a PDF? We will provide three methods for you in this article to create PDF from Google Doc. What's more, there is also a better tool - Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor to help you create PDF documents offline and we'll cover all that in the article below.

Create PDF from Google Doc Alternative

PDFelement is an all-in-one PDF solution. It's a PDF editor, converter, creator, annotator, manager and more. There are more features available with PDFelement than with Google Docs. PDFelement can simplify your documents and increase your productivity levels.

Step 1. Create PDF from Another File

Launch PDFelement. Click the "Create PDF" tab to enable the creating PDF dialogue box. Choose the file you want to convert to PDF and click on "Open". You can also choose multiple files to create.

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Step 2. Save As PDF

Once you click on "Open", the file will be opened in the program as a PDF. Click on "File" > "Save As" to save the file on your computer. You can refer to here about how to make PDF file with various methods.

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How to Make a Google Doc a PDF

Step 1. Upload a File

Log into your Google Drive account. You can click the "Upload" button to upload an existing document from your local drive into your account.

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Step 2. Open with Google Docs

Find your target document in your Google Drive account, right-click it to choose "Open with" > "Google Docs".

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Step 3. Create PDF from Google Doc

Option 1:

Go to "File" > "Download" > "PDF". When you click PDF, a dialogue box will pop up, asking you to set your preferences for the output PDF file. Set your preferences and click "OK".

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Option 2:

In the "File" menu, you can choose "Email as attachment", then you will get a new pop up window to attach the document as a PDF file, you can enter the email content to send directly.

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Option 3:

Click "File" > "Print" button, then select "Save as PDF" in the new window to save it to a PDF on your computer.

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Google Docs VS. PDFelement

Now you know how to create a PDF using Google Docs. However, the output PDF will not contain any images or graphics, only plain text, which is not ideal. If you would like to save the Google Doc to a PDF file, the formatting and the layout of the original file will be lost. As a solution to this problem, Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor can be used to create PDF files instead. It can be done in just a couple of clicks.

With PDFelement, you can sign PDF files with a digital signature, protect PDFs with passwords and permissions, and edit PDF documents as easily as you would on a word processor. It supports Windows, Mac and iOS, so you can edit your PDF from anywhere, at any time.

Product Features
Google Documents
Create PDF files from Word/Excel/Text

Create PDF files from PowerPoint/HTML/Images

Preserve the original file layout, graphics, images, etc. in the output PDF files

Add text, images, and graphics to PDF files

Delete, extract, and insert PDF pages to scanned PDF files

Merge and split PDF files

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