How do I convert a file to PDF for use in ForeFlight?

You can use the steps below to convert a file to PDF, which allows the full annotation and bookmarking ability in ForeFlight Mobile:

If you have a Mac:

  • Open the file on your Mac
  • Go to File-Print (shortcut is Command -P). 
  • At the bottom of the Print window, click the "PDF" button, choose "Save as PDF..." give the file a name and save it. 
  • Then import the new .PDF file into ForeFlight Mobile using email, iTunes, document sync or other methods. 

If you have a PC:

  • Install a PDF printer driver that will create a "virtual printer" so you can print files to PDFs. CutePDF and PDFCreator are two popular options.
  • Once you have installed the PDF printer driver, open the document, print it, give the file a name and save it.
  • Then import the new PDF file into ForeFlight Mobile using either the email or iTunes techniques described above.