Creating a PDF

Easily create a portable document format (PDF) in either Windows 10 or macOS X


  1. Open your file in the Windows application that you created it in.
  2. Choose File > Print.
  3. Choose Microsoft Print to PDF as the printer in the Select Printer dialog box.
  4. Click Print. When prompted, type a name for your file, and click Save.

Note: If you don't see Microsoft Print to PDF in your Select Printer options, follow these steps:

  1. Type Control Panel in the Windows 10 search box next to the start menu and hit enter.
  2. Choose Programs or Programs & Features depending which option you see.
  3. In the upper left, under Control Panel Home, choose Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. Scroll down until you see Microsoft Print to PDF. Check the box to its left and click OK.


See Apple's instruction Save a document as a PDF on Mac.

Keywords:printing portable document format PDF Windows 10 MacOS Mac OS X create make save as   Doc ID:99400
Owner:ERIK G.Group:DoIT Communications KB
Created:2020-03-24 14:59 CDTUpdated:2021-11-30 10:38 CDT
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