Pages (part of iWork) has the brilliant ability to convert your document to PDF, a file format which will work on pretty much any computer and mobile device. It has the added benefit of generally being a smaller file and is locked so that changes cannot be made by the person you’re sending it to.
To convert a single file to PDF, all you have to do it open a document in Pages and from the menubar click Share> Export> PDF.
This week I needed to convert many of my pages documents to PDF. Converting them one-by-one would have taken all night. I have therefore created a simple little App to do all the hard work for me. If you’ll find it useful, feel free to download it too.
Download Pages 2 PDF
How to use Pages2PDF
- Download and Unzip the package. The Zip file contains a single App called ‘Pages 2 PDF’
- At this stage I recommend dragging the App to your Applications folder on your Mac
- Double click to launch the App. A popup windows will ask you to browse for the documents you wish to convert. (Sometimes it might be behind another App if you have something else already open and running on your Mac)
- All your documents need to be in the same folder/directory. Browse to their location and use CMD or SHIFT to select more than 1 document.
- Click Choose and your documents will be converted and displayed on screen. Warning: If you have selected any other files apart from Pages documents, the conversion will fail.
You must have Pages ’09 installed on your Mac. Also, make sure you only attempt to convert Pages documents; choosing other files such as images or Word documents may cause the App to crash.