Print books

You can print a book to check its final format and appearance before handing it off to a professional printer, ordering a printed copy online, or distributing copies to others. You can also create a PDF file of a book to store an electronic copy for use at another time or to send to others.

For more information about creating and working with books, see Creating books overview.

Print a book

  1. Select a book album in the Library inspector.

    The book appears in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Choose File > Print Book (or press Command-P).

    The OS X Print dialog appears.

  3. Verify that the settings in the OS X Print dialog are correct, then click Print.

    Your book is printed.

Create a PDF file of a book

  1. In the Library inspector, select a book album.

  2. Choose File > Print Book (or press Command-P).

  3. In the Print dialog, choose Save as PDF from the PDF pop-up menu.

    The Save dialog appears.

  4. Enter a name for the PDF file in the Save As field, choose a location to save the file from the pop-up menu, then click Save.