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How to make PDFs in OS X System
User 'rjzak' asked in a Help Me submission:
i'm wondering how to make PDF's in OSX. i checked the apple help, but it points to a website and i dont have internet access under OSX. whats the answer? how do i make PDF's in OSX?
I've taken the opportunity to turn the question into a how-to. Here's what help says when you enter PDF in the search box, and then pick "Save a PDF version of a document" (I've paraphrased it a bit):

To make a PDF file of any document, open that document in the original application, select 'File' -> 'Print', and then hit the Preview button. This will open the Preview application.

Once Preview has launched, pick 'File' -> 'Save as PDF' to create the PDF file.

I just tried this with Explorer, and it worked great! It's probably obvious, but I had no idea this was built into OS X...very cool!

Note: rjzak, I'm not sure why your help file is trying to connect you to the internet -- any thoughts, anyone?
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Why help connects to internet
Authored by: tapella on Nov 22, '00 10:16:54PM

I think that not all of the help files are
installed by default. If you try to access a
help file that you don't already have, it will
auto-download from an Apple site.

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Why help connects to internet
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 29, '00 12:34:10AM

It is not that all the help files are not installed rather help application is trying to get latest
information from Apple site. Apple did this so that help is available with latest information.

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How to make PDFs in OS X
Authored by: alanphunter on Jan 02, '10 03:47:30AM
Definitely a useful piece of advice and one I will be using. Being able to convert to a PDF format is a must these days. For all of the publishing requirements there are many valuable pieces of advice aroudn the web such as this that make life so much easier. If I were to create a document on the artificial grass industry this would be the way I would go.

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