Instance Method


Exports a PDF representation of the document’s current contents.


- (IBAction)saveDocumentToPDF:(id)sender;



The control sending the message.


This action method handles the File menu’s “Export As PDF…” item in a document-based application.

The default implementation of this method calls the printDocumentWithSettings:showPrintPanel:delegate:didPrintSelector:contextInfo: method, passing a print settings object that contains only the disposition (NSPrintSaveJob), with user interaction disabled and NULL or nil for all other parameters.

If your document subclass supports creating PDF representations, you can override this method, if needed.

See Also

Printing the Document


The printing information associated with the document.

- preparePageLayout:

Adds document-specific content to the Page Layout panel.

- runModalPageLayoutWithPrintInfo:delegate:didRunSelector:contextInfo:

Runs the modal page layout panel with the receiver’s printing information object.

- runModalPrintOperation:delegate:didRunSelector:contextInfo:

Runs the specified print operation modally.

- shouldChangePrintInfo:

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the document allows changes to the default printing information.

- printDocumentWithSettings:showPrintPanel:delegate:didPrintSelector:contextInfo:

Prints the document's contents, optionally displaying a print panel to the user.

- printOperationWithSettings:error:

Creates and returns a print operation for the document's contents.


A print operation you can use to create a PDF representation of the document’s current contents.