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Creating a PDF on a Mac

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A few days ago, a Genlighten client asked how to merge jpgs into an easy-to-read pdf. I use the Preview feature on my MacBook Air (running Yosemite) to turn multiple images into pdfs. If you use a different operating system, I can’t promise you it will work as described below, but give it a try!

Step 1: Double-click on a jpg from the Finder window to open it in Preview.

Step 2: Click on “View” at the top of the screen and select “Thumbnails.”

Step 3: Go back to your Finder window and move it so you can see the image list and the Preview thumbnails.

Step 4: Drag additional jpgs over to the thumbnail viewer.

Step 5: Make sure “Preview” is the active window.

Step 6: Select “File” and choose “Print.”

Step 7: (Optional) Choose the orientation and uncheck Auto Rotate.

Step 8: From the bottom left corner of the window, choose “Save as PDF.”

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