How to save a webpage as a PDF file on your PC

Shaant Minhas

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You sometimes encounter pages so rife with information and valuable insights that you intuitively know you will be coming back to them often. Bookmarking a page is seen as an excellent way to keep a store of such pages. However, web pages are not static. So you need an alternate way around this.

This is where saving your web pages as PDF files can help. Once you’ve the webpage saved as a PDF file, you’ll have all the important information like the text, hyperlinks, and other multimedia documents with you that you can later access. Let’s look at how you can download the webpage as a PDF right away.

How to save a webpage as a PDF file on Windows PC

Depending on the browser you’re currently using, there are different ways to go about this. Let’s first look at how you can do this on Chrome, one of the most popular browsers on Windows PC.

Saving your webpage as a PDF file on Chrome

To download a webpage as a PDF file on Chrome, follow the steps below:

  • Once you’re on the webpage you want to download as PDF, click on settings from the top-right menu (the three dots) and click on Print…
  • The print dialog box will pop open. Set the Destination to Save as PDF, and click on Save.
  • Pick a location to save the PDF file and then click on the Save button.

saving chrome page as pdf

Do this, and your webpage will be saved as a PDF. Interestingly, you can tweak the webpage settings before saving it as a PDF; simply click on More settings, and you’ll see options like Paper size, Scale, Margins, etc., which you can then edit.

On Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Windows. While it doesn’t have the same number of users as Chrome, it’s popular among Windows users. If you’re one of those users, here’s how you can get started with saving your webpage files as PDF on Windows.

  • Click on the three dots in the top-right corner. Alternatively, press the Ctrl + P on Windows, or the Cmd + P keys on Mac.
  • In the print dialog box, tweak any settings you’d like to, and then click on Save. 

Pick a location you’d like to save your files at, and then click on Save.

saving a webpage as pdf on edge

Your webpage will be successfully saved as a PDF file.

Saving webpage as PDF on Firefox

If you’re privacy-conscious, you’ll likely be using Firefox. To save your webpages as PDF files on Firefox, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the application menu from the top-right corner and select Print…
  2. Now set the Destination as Save to PDF and click on Save.

saving webpage as a pdf in firefox

That’s it. Do this and your webpage will be saved as a PDF file on your PC.

Saving webpage as a PDF file on Windows PC

Keeping a copy of your webpage as a PDF can help you when you want to quickly look something up in offline mode. It can also be fruitful if you want to preserve the original information on the page, as webpages are mutable.