Printing to PDF has not always been easy in Windows. MacOS and Linux users have written a PDF printer by default for more than a decade, and a number of browsers have made it a movie for a while now. But do not worry: Microsoft finally added the feature to Windows 10, and now it should be enabled by default.
Here's our comprehensive overview of how to print to PDF in Windows.
Using built-in tools in Windows 10
Step 1: Go to print your document as you would normally, and select "Microsoft Print to PDF" as a printer.
Step 2: You I will ask you where you want to save the resulting file. Select location and name and click OK . After a few seconds, you will get a brand new PDF.
For some reason, "Microsoft Print To PDF" is not listed as an option, do not be peace: It's easy to configure.
Set up Microsoft Print to PDF
Step 1: Navigate to the Windows 10 Settings page, located in the Start menu. Once there, click on Units .
Step 2: The following window automatically opens the Printers & Scanners menu that shows each printer available to the Windows 10 user. This was – if all was good – you should see Microsoft Print to PDF listed alongside real printers. However, in this scenario, it's not correct to fix it, you must click Add a Printer or Scanner at the top of the window.
Step 3: From there, Windows will try to find your elusive printer, but because the one we try to install does not exist in the physical world it will be short. Just click on The printer I want is not listed prompt, which should be displayed shortly.
Step 4: This opens a new window, one where you can add a printer manually. Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings . In the next window, open the drop-down menu next to Use an existing port select FILE: (Print to file) and click Next .
Step 5: In the following window, select Microsoft as a manufacturer and scroll down to mark Microsoft Print to PDF before striking Next Step 6: When you chose to replace the current driver or use the driver already installed, we recommend using the current driver and selecting Next.
Step 7: After Windows 10 invites you to name the PDF feature, we recommend that you only enter it as the default name to make it easier to find – click Next one last time to install the desired printer.
Step 8: With the feature now available for use, simply open the document or web page you want to convert to PDF and navigate to the feature Print . When prompted, select Microsoft Print to PDF in the list of printer destinations and click Print to convert the file to PDF.
Step 9: If Done Correctly, the page promptly asks where you want to save the PDF and name the file. Just select a save location on your storage device, give it a unique name and press Save to create your PDF. Once you've saved, use one of these PDF editors to make any changes, if needed.