You can export your presentation to a static PDF file by clicking the Export Presentation button in the Pitchdeck plugin toolbar, and ensuring the PDF Deck (.pdf file) option is selected, then clicking the Export to PDF button. Once the PDF export has completed and the confirmation message appears, click the Download your .pdf file button to save the file to your computer.

If you’ve specified a password, you’ll also be able to copy it to your clipboard by clicking on the Copy icon button next to the password field.

Gradient fills in PDF exports. If you’re exporting slides to PDF that contain gradient fills inside any vector paths, you can enable the Vector Path Gradients setting to ensure the gradient is rendered as expected. If you don’t need this option, there’s no need to enable it.
Browser Support. Due to browser compatibility issues, the Export to PDF feature in Pitchdeck isn’t supported in Safari. Please run the plugin in another browser (like Chrome) or the Figma Desktop App instead.

Saving file downloads from Figma If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

To make your PDFs interactive with clickable links to other pages or external URLs, please see the Adding links to your slide layers page in the Pitchdeck documentation.

Adding optional metadata to PDF files

When exporting PDF files from Figma using Pitchdeck, you can also optoinally add metadata to your exported PDF file under the PDF File Metadata section, by filling out the Title, Description, Author, Keywords input fields.

Downsizing your Figma layer fills

Enabling the Downsize Large Figma Image Fills toggle will automatically resize (and lightly compress) any Figma image fills on your layers to their actual layer size. This is useful if you’ve originally imported high resolution images to your Figma file, but then shrunk the layer dimensions down to be much smaller (with the original large image file still being used).

One common case of this would be adding a large image from Unsplash (or another stock photo site/plugin), the resizing that layer to be used as a much smaller “card” or “avatar” image. This can cause the performance of your Figma file to slow down and potentially crash when exporting these layers via the Pitchdeck export options; so using this feature will help save file size and improve page performance in your Figma file.

Adding password protection to your PDF

If you would like your exported PDF file to require a password before it can be opened, you can enable the Require a password to open the PDF file setting, then set your own password in the password input field. Ensure that you give this password to anyone you’re sending the exported merged PDF file to, or they won’t be able to open the file to view its contents.