PDF files are a perfect way to share documents to be sure that they won't be altered without leaving an electronic footprint. It makes a difference, especially when sharing legal documents, private information and so on.
There are three standard ways to create a PDF file on your Mac.
Create a blank PDF
The first way is to create a blank PDF file which is very easy when you have PDF Expert. PDF Expert is a powerful PDF editor that can do much more including annotations, form filling, text editing and many other tasks.
Like any modern PDF editor, PDF Expert allows you to create a blank PDF file in two clicks. Here is what you do:
- Download a free trial from our web-site and install the app;
- Open PDF Expert;
- Press Command + N or click File > New File.
That's it! Now you have a blank piece of paper to create whatever you want. Type on it, draw with a pen tool, add shapes, images, and a whole slew more.
Create by converting
One of the most common methods is to convert other file types into PDFs. Let's say that you are working on an MS agreement that you want to share with your client as a PDF file. When you are ready, save the file as a PDF document and send it by email.
At the same time, you can use a free MS to PDF converter to get the job done. There are tons of them on the Web. You can download one or simply do it online. Most of them are pretty intuitive. Use simple drag-and-drop to turn your MS document into a new PDF.
Create using a Print menu
Print menu is another trick to create a new PDF file. You can do it from any app that can print documents.
Here is how it works:
- Open a file that you want to convert into a PDF;
- Click File on the top menu and pick Print (or simply press Control + P);
- Click on PDF at the bottom-left of the Print menu, and choose Save as PDF;
- Name your PDF;
- Specify the location to store your file using the Where drop-down menu;
- Click Save to save it.
As you can see, there are many options to create a new PDF file. However, usually creation is only the first step of your workflow. Later, you might want to add a few comments or highlight something. That's where PDF Expert comes in handy. Try it now for free, and let us know what you think.