How to Save or Export Document as PDF in LibreOffice

This short tutorial will show you how to save a document as a PDF file in LibreOffice.

Why You Should Save Your Documents as PDF Files

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a universal file format that is often used for sharing, archiving, and printing purposes. When a PDF file is opened on any device or operating system, it always looks exactly the same as the original document. This is because a PDF file preserves the layout, formatting, and fonts of the original document, making it an ideal format for sharing documents without worrying about compatibility issues.

Also Read: How to Export Only Selected Pages to PDF in LibreOffice Writer.

Furthermore, PDF files are often relatively small in size, making them easy to share via email, messaging apps, or online platforms. They don’t require any special software to be viewed, as most devices and operating systems have built-in support for PDF files.

Saving or Exporting Document as PDF File in LibreOffice

To save your document as a PDF file in LibreOffice, open the document in its corresponding application within the LibreOffice suite (Writer for text documents, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for presentations, etc.)

Then, from the top menu-bar, select File > Export As > Export Directly as PDF.

If you need more control over the export options, such as exporting only selected pages, creating a grayscale version of the document, password-protecting the PDF, or adding a digital signature, you can choose Export as PDF instead of Export Directly as PDF.

The Export as PDF provides more advanced settings to customize the PDF, allowing you to select the desired settings before exporting the file.

After clicking Export Directly as PDF, a new window will open and prompt you to give the PDF file a name and choose the folder where you want to save the file.

Wrapping Up

That’s all you need to know to export your LibreOffice document as a PDF file. If you encounter any issues, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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