At Echobind we make a lot of slide deck presentations. Our preferred design tool for everything is Figma, but when you export multiple frames using Figma’s traditional asset export option in the design panel on the right, the resulting output is a separate PDF file for each of your slides. This is fine if you want to spend extra time combining your slides together in Preview and making sure they’re in the right order after you’ve exported them, but for those of us who have better things to do there’s a much easier way to export your slide deck into a single, multi-page PDF. Here’s how:
Make sure all your frames are 1) on the same page and 2) in order from left to right, top to bottom. This is how Figma will read the order and will ensure all your slides are ordered correctly once they’re exported.
Next, select your frames by clicking and dragging on the canvas to highlight all the frames. You can also hold
shift and click each frame to select if that’s easier. Note: the order in which you select the frames will not affect how the slides are ordered once they’re exported; that’s determined by how the frames are arranged in Step 1.
With your frames selected, click on the Figma icon dropdown in the top left corner of the screen. Hover over
File and then click
Export frames to PDF…. Name and save your file, and you’re done!
Bonus If your PDF is too large to send via email, you can reduce the file size in Adobe Acrobat or Preview. This is usually found under
File and the command will be something like
Reduce file size or
Compress PDF. Alternatively, you can use Adobe’s free PDF compression tool.