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How to Save a Google Doc as a PDF?

How to Save a Google Doc as a PDF

Are you in need to get your Google document as PDF? If yes, then here are the steps you need to know how to save a Google Doc as a PDF.

Google Docs is an amazing file sharing and document collaboration tool. It supports a wide range of file types, including presentations, spreadsheets, documents, drawings, and web pages.

However, if you want to change Google Doc into a PDF file, then follow below two methods.

Read Also: How to Change (Edit) Margins in Google Docs?

Two Methods to Save a Google Doc as a PDF

#Method 1 – Download PDF Version of a Google Doc

This method is used if the user wants to download a PDF version of the Google document to the device.

Step 1

Sign into Google Doc and go to the document you want to convert to PDF file.

Step 2

Select the “File” option on the top left corner

Step 3

Now tap on “Download as”

Step 4

Next you will see many options from Microsoft word (Docx) to OpenDocument Format out of all the options select PDF Document.

Step 5

Now check the device’s “Download” folder for the PDF file you have just created.

#Method 2 – Email PDF Version of a Google Doc

This method is used if the user wants to email the converted PDF file

Step 1

Sign into Google Doc and go to the document you want to convert to PDF file

Step 2

Select the “File” option on the top left corner

Step 3

Now select the “Email As Attachment” option

Step 4

Next enter the recipient’s email id and use your email address to get the converted document delivered to your inbox as well.

Step 5

On the top there will be an “Attach as” option make sure that is selected at PDF

Step 6

Now click on “Send” and recipient(s) will receive the PDF as an email attachment which can also be downloaded.

Benefits of Converting Google Document Into a PDF File

The full form of PDF file is Portable Document Format and is created by Adobe. PDF is one of the most popular ways of sharing files between computers as it gives the same results, to how a person has saved their file.

This type of file extension doesn’t change any text, font size etc and keeps it the exact same way it was saved.

PDF also allows visual elements like photographs, clip arts, digital images etc. This format also removes pointless and disrupting elements from documents like outlines and margins.

Reasons to use PDF file

  • Good for legal documents such as bills, contracts and lease.
  • Perfect for online portfolios such as resumes, cover letter etc.
  • Good for school/college projects and assignments.

In brief,

So, this article shows on how you can covert a Google Doc into a PDF file. Just follow these simple steps and choose the one more effective for you.

PDF is a powerful tool and once you start using it, I’m sure there is no turning back. Be it sharing important document or even eBooks, with PDF everything becomes easy.

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Written by Nyk Patel

Nyk Patel is the editor-in-chief at TechbyLWS.com. He always curious to know about latest technology trends that helps people to make their daily life easy and he also loves to review different software, gadgets, and other tech products.