Printing to PDF was not always easy in Windows. MacOS and Linux users have shipped a standard PDF printer for more than a decade, and a number of browsers have been making it a breeze for some time. But do not worry: Microsoft finally added the feature to Windows 10 and should now be enabled by default.
Here you will find our comprehensive overview of printing in PDF in Windows.
Using Native Tools in Windows 10
Step 1: To print your document, proceed as usual and select "Microsoft Print To PDF" as the printer.
Step 2: You will be asked where you want to save the resulting file. Choose the location and a name and click "OK", and after a few seconds you will have a brand new PDF.
If for some reason "Microsoft Print To PDF" is not listed as an option, do not fret: It's easy to set up
Step 1: Navigate to Windows 10 Settings page found in the Start menu. Click on "Devices".
Step 2: The following window automatically opens the Printers and Scanners menu, which shows each printer available to the Windows 10 user. This is where – if all was well – you will be listed Microsoft Print in PDF along with real printers. However, this is not the case in this scenario. To fix this, click on "Add a printer or scanner" at the top of the window.
Step 3: From there, Windows will try to find your fugitive printer, but since the one we want to install does not exist in the physical world, it will be neglected , Just click on the message "The desired printer is not in the list"
Step 4: This will open a new window where you can manually add a printer. 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 the manufacturer and then scroll down to highlight "Microsoft Print To PDF" "Before you select" Next " press again.
Step 6: If you have the option to replace the current driver or to use the driver already installed, we recommend that you simply use the current driver and select Next .
Step 7: You are prompted to name the function "Print to PDF" after Windows 10. We recommend that you assign the default name to help you find the desired printer .
Step 8: With the Sim feature now available Open the document or web page you want to convert to PDF and navigate to the Print feature, when prompted, select Click "Microsoft Print to PDF" in the list of printer destinations and click "Print" to convert the file to PDF.
Step 9: If done correctly, you will be promptly prompted. Where do you want to save the PDF document and name the file? Simply select a location on your storage drive, give it a unique name and click "Save" to create your PDF. After saving, use one of these PDF editors to make changes as needed.