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Converting XD presentation to PDF

Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2023 Jun 09, 2023

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We were sent an XD link to view a presentation, but I want to save it as a PDF myself for our records. Is that possible? Or does the original creator have to do that?

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Community Expert ,
Jun 10, 2023 Jun 10, 2023

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Hi @Alex258797572wpw, as far as I know it's not possible to save a file from a shared link. I'd request the file from the creator as you said. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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Bummer

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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I think that's the case for most of the applications for safety, there are some restrictions that you can define while sharing a file, like "only invited people can see" or "anyone with the link" etc, but also there are options to share a file for editing/copying purposes which is also possible in XD, inviting people to edit files but as I see it the share here is just for viewing. So I'd suggest contacting the owner of the file!

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Community Expert ,
Jun 11, 2023 Jun 11, 2023

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Thank you for sharing @david29964885ufhg, once @Alex258797572wpw gets the file, these are the steps to convert to PDF then, great!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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Per my original post - it's not "my" presentation. We were sent the presentation via link. So I can't open it to export it in a different format. 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 12, 2023 Jun 12, 2023

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Yep, unfortunately, as my first reply suggests, and I wanted to reply also to @david29964885ufhg, to indicate that the problem here is not the method to convert, but not being able to save the file, so I'm aware of it 😉 oh it's ok though if you meant to reply to his post but replied to mine 😉  

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 04, 2023 Jul 04, 2023

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To convert an Adobe XD presentation to PDF, you have a few options:

  1. Export as PDF from Adobe XD:

    • Open your XD presentation in Adobe XD.
    • Go to "File" in the menu bar and select "Export."
    • Choose "Export to PDF" from the options.
    • Specify the destination folder and click "Save."
    • Adobe XD will export your presentation as a PDF file.
  2. Print to PDF:

    • Open your XD presentation in Adobe XD.
    • Go to "File" in the menu bar and select "Print."
    • In the print dialog, select the printer as "Save as PDF" or a PDF printer driver if available.
    • Adjust any print settings as needed.
    • Click "Print" or "Save," and specify the destination folder to save the PDF file.
  3. Use a virtual PDF printer:

    • Install a virtual PDF printer on your computer, such as Adobe Acrobat, PDFCreator, or CutePDF.
    • Open your XD presentation in Adobe XD.
    • Go to "File" in the menu bar and select "Print."
    • In the print dialog, choose the virtual PDF printer as the printer.
    • Adjust any print settings as needed.
    • Click "Print" or "Save," and specify the destination folder to save the PDF file.

Regardless of the method you choose, keep in mind that some interactive or dynamic elements of the XD presentation, such as animations or interactive links, may not be preserved in the PDF format. The resulting PDF will be a static representation of the design.

Make sure to review the exported PDF file to ensure that all the elements are displayed correctly before sharing or distributing it.....

 
 
 

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Jul 19, 2023 Jul 19, 2023

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Converting XD presentation to PDF
 
 
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As of my last update in September 2021, Adobe XD, a popular design tool, does not have a built-in feature to directly export a presentation to PDF format. However, you can still achieve this by following these steps:

  1. Prepare your presentation: Make sure your Adobe XD file is set up in presentation mode with all the artboards and elements you want to include in the PDF.

  2. Take screenshots: Go through your presentation and take screenshots of each artboard or screen you want to include in the PDF. You can use the standard screenshot shortcuts for your operating system (e.g., PrtScn on Windows, Shift + Command + 4 on macOS).

  3. Organize the screenshots: Arrange the screenshots in the order you want them to appear in the PDF. You can use image editing software or presentation tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote to create a cohesive sequence of slides.

  4. Export to PDF: Once you have organized the screenshots, you can use a virtual PDF printer or an online PDF converter to create a PDF file. Many virtual PDF printers are available for free online, such as "CutePDF Writer" for Windows or "PDFwriter for Mac" for macOS. After installing the virtual PDF printer, simply print the slides from your presentation software to the PDF printer, and it will generate a PDF file.

Alternatively, if you prefer an online solution, you can use websites like "Smallpdf" or "Online2PDF" to convert images (screenshots) to a single PDF file.

Please note that the above steps may vary depending on the software versions and updates that have been released since my last update. Therefore, it's a good idea to check the official Adobe XD documentation or relevant online resources for any recent features related to exporting presentations to PDF.............

 

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Oct 18, 2023 Oct 18, 2023

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For converting XD to PDF: Yes, you can do it yourself using the provided link.


By @Shaheen33007458vteh


Oh thank you @Shaheen33007458vteh, it would be great if you share how we can convert an XD file to PDF, from a shared file link, while you're not the file owner of course.. 

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Assuming you have only received a link to a design (no Adobe XD app installed):

 

  • First make sure you are not in full screen mode: remove "?fullscreen" from the url you got, if necessary.
  • Click the Menu item at the top left side, which opens a grid listing all screens.
  • Right click any of the tiny preview images and select "save image as ...".
  • Create a PDF of all those images with any PDF tool. (Dummy solution: copy images to MS Word and Export to PDF) 

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