How to Export and Share a Board as a PDF

12th December 2022


| Freeform

Jacob Woolcock

12th December 2022

Jacob Woolcock



| Freeform

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Once you’ve finished a Freeform Board you’ll probably want to share it outside of the Freeform app. In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to export your Board as a PDF document (either with or without the dotted background). After that I’ll also show you how to create a template that you can then duplicate and adjust as you need to.


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Okay, our last tip today is how to export that Board as a PDF that you can then share with anyone in the world – even if they haven’t got Freeform on their device.

The first thing I want to do is to get rid of the Grid in the background – those little dots.

So I’m going to go to View and I’m going to go to Hide Grid.

Then all we’re going to do is go File and Export As PDF.

From here you can simply save that PDF file as normal, and when you go to open it it’ll be automatically cropped to fit all of your Freeform Board content on there without having tons of extra space at the edge.

From here you can save it and you can share it to anyone you like.

There’s one last thing to show you though, and that is if we go back into Freeform and go back to the main home page I can right click and duplicate a Board.

That means when I go into it I can change the name and I can make adjustments, but all safe in the knowledge it won’t change my original board because I’m working on a duplicate.

That means I can start planning for another trip, perhaps to Australia, and I can delete some of the Japan specific content but leave my general structure in place.

This is really handy to make templates so you can find a structure that works for you and you can use it again and again on your boards.

And that’s it for now – I’ll see you on my channel again soon!

About Freeform
The Freeform app is a versatile digital canvas developed by Apple, designed for creative brainstorming and collaborative projects. It allows users to freely sketch, write, and organise ideas visually and supports real-time collaboration.

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