Feb 15, 2012

Converting PowerPoint to PDF (Mac)

In our previous post, we talked about how to convert a PowerPoint file to PDF format in Windows environment.  This post will talk about how to do so on a Mac.  

Suppose you are making a poster that is 48 inches (width) by 36 inches (height).
  1. With your poster file open, go to File on the menu bar and select Page Setup.
  2. In the size section, you should see the following:  
    • Slides sized for: custom 
    • Width: 48 inches
    • Height: 36 inches
  3. Click on OK to close the dialog box.
  4. Go to File on the menu bar and select Save as to open the dialog box.
  5. In the Format drop-down list, select PDF.
  6. Click on Save.
As a final reminder, please proof your new PDF file carefully before submitting for print!  PowerPoint is famous for not printing things exactly as they appear on screen.  We will talk about some tips of proofing your PDF file in our future posts.


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