As many of you know, Macs don’t come with Adobe Reader pre-loaded because they don’t need it.
Apple has their own pdf software called Preview.
It’s fast, easy-to-use and provides a terrific set of markup features that I covered in this post:
How To… Mark-Up A PDF Using Preview.
But what if your in another application like Word, Excel or Safari and you want to save a document, spreadsheet or web page as a pdf file?
The natural place to look is in the Save menu, but you won’t find anything there.
Apple decided to put this option in the Print menu.
Press Command P to open the Print menu.
In the bottom left hand corner, you’ll see a drop-down PDF menu.
Click on the menu and you are given several options. The important ones are:
- Open PDF in Preview – Creates a PDF of your document and opens it in Preview.
- Save as PDF… – Lets you save your document as a PDF file.
- Add PDF to iTunes – Creates a PDF of your document and saves it to your iTunes library. You can access it on an iPhone or iPad using iBooks.
- Mail PDF – Creates a PDF of your document and adds it as an attachment to a new email ready for you to send.
Hope this helps someone out there. Have a great weekend.
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