Create PDFs from any Mac application

PDFs are the de facto standard for portable read-only document exchange. You can shell out money for Adobe or some other third party utility or, you can follow these steps to easily create a PDF from any OSX application that allows you to print a hard copy.

  1. Open a program that supports print
  2. Select Print
  3. In the bottom left hand corner of the Print dialog there is a PDF button, click it

PDF Dialog

It presents numerous options for manipulating a PDF file. You can save the PDF to disk, email it or any other number of things.

I use this feature all the time for printing receipts from the web, emailing a receipt to someone, making a PDF version of a Word document, etc. If you have any creative ways to use PDF, please let us know.

1 Comment

  1. web collaboration on November 25, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Great post, keep on sharing more informative posts like this. keep up your good work, eagerly waiting for your next post.

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