I was using the very handy doPDF, the free PDF converter in Firefox to print out online receipts and sundry other things. Then a development on Chrome made me ditch that and come over to Google’s browser for the same jobs.
Google Chrome’s Print to PDF option is a basic built in functionality. But it is these little things that are making it win the battle of the browsers. Printing to PDF is a very useful failsafe to have around when there is no printer to be found. It’s also useful if you want to archive webpages for a later read. HTML doesn’t save so well; that’s where printing to PDF keeps the layout nearly intact.
So, without further ado let’s see where the Print to PDF option can be found. Here are three short and fast ways:
1. Type chrome://print in the Address Bar
2. Click on the Wrench icon and then click on Print.
3. Right click on the webpage that you want to print to PDF and click on Print.
You will get a screen similar to this:
You have all your installed printers listed here. Click on the Destination dropdown and select Print to PDF. You have a choice of Portrait or Landscape modes. Select all or select the page numbers you want to print. A few page viewing controls allow you to preview the page. That’s it! Click on Print, and choose a destination to save the PDF file.
The Print to PDF option is a default feature of the latest stable version of the browser. It is very basic but try it out and let us know about its usefulness.
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