How to Convert a Pages Document to PDF on Mac

When sharing files from your Mac, you often need a file format that is universally accessible regardless of what type of computer or software the recipient is using. Because PDF files are compatible with nearly all devices and software, it's even fairly common for the PDF format to be required when sending documents to institutions or businesses. So if you enjoy using the Apple Pages word processor, learning how to convert a Pages document to PDF will come in handy!

How to Save Pages as PDF Documents

For more tips on your Mac features and software, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. Now, let's cover how to turn a Pages document into a PDF:

  1. Double-click to open the Pages document you would like to save as a PDF.

    Convert Pages to PDF Step 1 - Double click pages file to convert
  2. Click File at the top of your screen.

    Convert Pages to PDF Step  2 - Click file from top menu bar
  3. From the menu, click Export To and then select PDF.

    Convert Pages to PDF Step  3 - Export to PDF
  4. The PDF menu will appear. From the Image Quality drop-down menu, you can select Good, Better, or Best. (The higher the resolution, the larger the PDF file will be.)

    Convert Pages to PDF Step  4 - Choose image quality
  5. Click Next.

    Convert Pages to PDF Step  5 - Click next
  6. In the Save As field, you can type in a new document name, or just leave the current file name as it is.

  7. Click the drop-down menu next to Where to select the folder you'd like to save your PDF in. 

  8. Click Export.

Your newly-created PDF file will now appear in your selected folder! Next, learn about how to use Enhanced AutoFill on your iPad to fill out PDFs quickly and easily.

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Jivan Hall

Jivan has always been a big fan of Apple products since the original iPod hit the scene, and gets excited about the fast pace of technology. Jivan has a background in both business and tech, and has a degree in business administration. He loves researching new tips and ideas and sharing them with others. Jivan resides out of San Diego in sunny southern California, and tries to spend as much time as humanly possible outdoors with his two young sons playing sports, chasing waves, and on the seemingly never-ending quest for the best fish taco.