• Pricing
  1. Home
  2. PDF Converter
  3. How to Convert PDF Documents
  4. PDF Printer—Print Files to PDF Online for Free
PDF Printer Blog Banner

PDF Printer—Print Files to PDF Online for Free

by Hung Nguyen

You can also read this article in German, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian and Portuguese.

Print different file formats to PDF with our PDF printer. Supported file types include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and multiple image file types.

Smallpdf is one of the internet’s most popular web-based PDF software, with millions of regular visitors. Our handy PDF tools can print documents from virtually any format to PDF.

Here is a simple three-step guide on how to use our PDF printer.

How To Print to PDF Online

  1. Drop a file into the free online PDF printer.

  2. Conversion will start immediately.

  3. Download your new PDF file.

PDF Printer

How to print to PDF online for free

What Are the Supported Printing Formats?


Our free PDF printer can currently produce a PDF from the Microsoft Office file family, as well as images. These file formats include Word, PPT, and Excel, as well as JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, and TiFF.

There is a 5GB file size limit, but you’ll likely never see a file that large. So, size shouldn’t ever be an issue.

If you ever experience slow processing speed with larger files, switching to a different browser and turning off any extensions you have installed may fix the issue. Third-party apps can have an impact on upload speeds. The PDF printer can also “undo” the printing process and save the PDF to its original file type.

Is Using Smallpdf Safe?


As a GDPR-compliant company, Smallpdf takes security and the safe handling of user data extremely seriously. The entire website and all file transfers are encrypted using state-of-the-art TLS encryption. This way, we can guarantee the safety and anonymity of all our users, especially when it comes to processing files containing sensitive information. We also remove all processed files from our servers automatically after an hour. This hour gives you time to continue working with your files on our site. If you choose to share your file with a link, we’ll extend this period so your file is available for download using the link. Another exception to the rule is our eSign service. When you request a signature from someone through eSign, we need to keep your file on our server to let the signee place their signature.

If you don’t want to upload your documents online at all, check out the Smallpdf Desktop App. The offline version of the PDF converter will process files locally, so you don’t even need an internet connection, and not a byte of data is uploaded. Similar to the free version, users can start a free trial to use the desktop app for 7 days.

Print Files on Any Operating System


Smallpdf works on all devices and operating systems directly in your internet browser. There’s no need to install anything on your device. Beautiful, right? After uploading your file, our servers take care of processing the file without reducing the performance of your device. What this means is that Smallpdf can easily be used with mobile devices. Smallpdf’s Desktop App is currently available for download for Windows 7+.

What Else Can You Do With Smallpdf?


We’ve been hard at work with our PDF Editor, where you can add markups, redact, make edits, and fill out forms. Furthermore, an array of tools is available online to modify existing PDF files, including options to merge, split, and arrange PDF pages. After you opt for a Pro subscription, you can access all tools without restrictions and benefit from advanced features like batch processing. You can also save your electronic signatures for quick and easy digital sealing.

There are many other situations that Smallpdf could help you with outside of our main functionalities. To further ease your workload, our blog offers over 100 how-to guides to get you started with our favorite file type. For instance, check out our guide on how to convert a web page to a PDF.

If you only need to print PDF files occasionally, our website will continue to remain free for you to use. Since we started doing this over ten years ago, we’ve served millions of visitors from all over the globe. Join the fun and bid farewell to all PDF-related problems.


Have fun printing!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf