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OSX 10.6 includes the ability to show a "preview" of PPT files by selecting a file in Finder and hitting Cmd-Y.

But in this preview, I cannot select text to copy and paste, and I cannot print or save in a different format.

Is there an app for OSX that simply converts PPTs to PDFs?

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Office 2011 should provide you the ability to do exactly this. Adobe Acrobat should also provide this ability ( even if you have to print the power point into a pdf file ). – Ramhound Oct 19 '11 at 18:16

OS X builtin Preview is able to do that. Just open the file and select File->Export and select file format "pdf". You also could use the print dialog.

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I just can't reach that File->Export you're describing when previewing a .ppt file – Gregory Pakosz Dec 2 '11 at 9:24
    
don't you have Microsoft Office installed? something else that makes it possible? – Gregory Pakosz Dec 2 '11 at 20:45

Any app can print to PDF in the print dialog box.

If you don't have anything that opens this, try LibreOffice which can open PPT files, and can Export to PDF itself.

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