How to Create PDF from Google Doc


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Google has its online word processor called Google docs. This web application lets you edit and create documents. Google docs takes the following formats: .odf, .docx, .docm .dot, .dotx, .dotm, .html, plain text (.txt), .rtf, .odt. At one point you may want to convert the Google drive document to Portable Document Format but you have no idea of what tool to use. Now you can learn how to convert Google Doc to PDF on Mac and Windows computer with PDFelement Pro.

Part 1. The Easiest Way to Convert Google Doc to PDF on Mac

PDFelement Pro is the magnificent tool that will sort you out in fixing Google Doc to PDF conversion. This software is not only an excellent PDF editor but also a great PDF creator and converter. This tool boast of its wide variety of editing features such as adding annotations watermarks, highlighting, editing texts, adding pages and adding signatures.

Why Choose This PDF Editor:

  • It offers you a variety of import and output conversion options such as HTML, EPUB, and Word just to name a few.
  • You can freely create and convert between PDF and other popular formats.
  • It is well designed with OCR technology that can read scanned PDF files.
  • You have multiple PDF editing tools to edit PDF texts, images, links, and more.
  • It allows you to protect your PDF with passwords and watermarks.

Now let's see how to create a PDF file from a Google Doc file using PDFelement Pro.

Step 1. Import Google Doc

On the program you will see different options at the home screen. Click on "Create PDF" to import the file. It will direct you to the folders on your mac that has files that you need to select the Google Doc. Selected the desired document and click on "Open".

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Step 2. Edit the Google Doc (Optional)

When the file is uploaded you can now edit it if you want. Click on "Edit" button at the top toolbar. From there you can delete or insert texts and images. To highlight text or leave comments on your PDF, you need to click on the "Comment" button. Then choose the option you prefer. When you are done editing the document you can now convert it to PDF.

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Step 3. Convert a Google Doc to PDF

To save the file as a PDF file, go to main menu and click on "File". A drop down menu will appear. Click on "Save as" and rename the file if you wish and select a destination of the new PDF file. Finally click on "Save". Your Google Doc file will be converted to PDF. It is so easy and accurate in fact you do not require an expert to do this for you.

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Part 2. How to Convert Google Doc to a PDF on Windows

On Windows you just have to follow the same similar steps the only different thing is that you have to download the PDFelement Pro. It is compatible with windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and the newly launched Windows 10.

Step 1. Open and Import Google Doc File

After installing the tool open the PDF Editor on your computer. You will see "Create PDF" button on the primary window. When you click on it will allow you to import a file that you want to change it to a PDF file. Select the desired file and click "Open" to upload.

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Step 2. Edit the File (Optional)

With the variety of editing options am sure you will not miss to try out one of them. If you want to add watermarks or comments on your file then go to the "Comment" tab. From there you can highlight text, draw markup, add watermark and more. To add texts or delete pages and texts click on the "Edit" tab and then select the page that you would wish to add texts.

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Step 3. Save Google Doc as PDF

After editing the file you can boldly save it as a PDF file. It is very easy just click on "File" followed by "Save as". Select the location that you want to save the newly created PDF file. You can even rename the file for easy access later. Finally click on "Save" and wait for the file to be saved.


Ivan Cook

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