Print as a PDF

Last modified on 03/18/2021

Print to a PDF format. Verify the option is enabled on your PC device.


Print to PDF Formats


Instead of a paper page coming out, you can create a PDF file that looks like the paper pages by intercepting the printer output from an application. Both Windows and Mac have in-built options to do this from any program. Print to PDF flattens the file and creates an electronic copy of your file that you can save to disk. 


Print to PDF (Windows)
Choose File > Print.
Choose Adobe PDF as the printer destination in the Print dialog box.
Click Print. Type a name for your file, and click Save.


Save as PDF (Mac OS)
Go to File > Print.
Selecting the Adobe PDF as the printer is not an option. 
Click the dropdown button next to PDF for options. Choose, Save As PDF.
Choose the folder destination, type name to Save As, and click Save.



Save as (Adobe) PDF 

To use this feature, ensure Adobe Acrobat is installed on your device, otherwise, the Adobe PDF printer or the Save As Adobe PDF options won't appear. Don’t have Acrobat? Try Acrobat for free.

Microsoft Print as PDF

To use this feature, ensure that the Microsoft PDF Printer is installed, enabled, and configured. Not sure? Complete the following steps to verify the feature is enabled. With your keyboard, press the Windows key + R then type: optionalfeatures.exe. Scroll down to make sure the Microsoft Print to PDF feature is enabled.  



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