How to save a webpage as a PDF on a Windows computer using the web browser of your choice

  • You can save a webpage as a PDF on a Windows computer using any installed web browser, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
  • To save any webpage as a PDF, you will need to access the browser's Print menu and select "Save as PDF" or "Microsoft Print to PDF" for your printing destination. 
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As the saying goes, nothing gets deleted from the internet — but sometimes it does change. You can avoid losing important information or even your work if you save it as a PDF. 

Webpages are mutable, so they can change at any time the owner of the website sees fit. That's why it can be beneficial to save them as PDFs.

Saving webpages as PDFs allows you to access pages when you're offline, making it easier to reference them when you don't have an internet connection. Saving a webpage as a PDF also means that you have a permanent version, in case the owner of the site makes significant changes or deletes the site altogether. 

On Windows computers, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox can save webpages as PDFs. Each interface looks only slightly different though the mechanism for printing is essentially the same.

Here's how to do it. 

How to save a webpage as a PDF on Windows in Google Chrome

1. Open the webpage you want to save. 

2. In the top right corner of the screen, click the three dots to bring down the browser menu.

3. From the dropdown menu, choose "Print." 

4. The Print settings window will appear. Select the first dropdown menu, labeled "Destination."

5. Change the destination to "Save as PDF."

6. Click Save and wait for the "Save As" window to appear.

7. Name the file, select the file destination, and then click "Save." 

How to save a webpage as a PDF on Windows in Microsoft Edge

1. Open the webpage you want to save. 

2. In the top right corner of the screen, click the three dots to bring down the browser menu.

3. From the dropdown menu, choose "Print." 

4. The Print settings window will appear. Select the first dropdown menu beneath "Print."

5. Change the selection to "Save as PDF."

6. Click Save and wait for the "Save As" window to appear.

7. Name the file, select the file destination, and then click "Save." 

How to save a webpage as a PDF on Windows in Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the webpage you want to save. 

2. In the top right corner of the screen, select three horizontal lines to open the browser menu.

3. From the dropdown menu, choose "Print."

4. The Print settings window will appear. Select "Microsoft Print to PDF" from the list of printer options.

  • Note: Firefox doesn't include a built-in PDF printer, so you may need to use an extension if Microsoft Print isn't appearing.

5. Select "Print." 

6. Name the file, select the file destination, and then click "Save." 

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