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How To Save a Webpage as a PDF

by Hung Nguyen

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Learn how you can easily save any webpage on the internet as a PDF file within seconds, on any browser. We make PDF easy!

The process to save and share webpages is relatively straightforward in this day and age. You can bookmark them on your favorite web browser for ease of access or share the URL to view the web page.

However, there will be times where you will not have internet access. Furthermore, you might want to save the webpage in a format that allows you to annotate them with ease—in PDF format.

And thus, this guide will outline the many ways that you can convert web pages to PDF via the most popular web browsers out there.

How To Save a Webpage as a PDF in Chrome

 
  1. Open the page you’d like to keep.

  2. On the top left-hand corner, click File > Print.

  3. Alternatively, press Ctrl + P (Windows) or Cmd + P (Mac)

  4. Under the ‘Destination’ section, click Change... > Save as PDF

  5. Click the ‘Save’ button, pick the name and location for your PDF.

How to save webpage as PDF in Chrome

How to save a webpage as a PDF in Chrome

How To Save a Webpage as a PDF in Microsoft Edge

 
  1. Open the webpage to convert to PDF.

  2. Press Ctrl + P (Windows) or Cmd + P (Mac).

  3. On the following dialog, under Printer, choose ‘Microsoft Print to PDF.’

  4. Click ‘Print’ and voila, you have saved your webpage to PDF.

How to save webpage as PDF in Microsoft Edge

How to save webpage as PDF in Microsoft Edge

How To Save a Webpage as PDF in Safari

 
  1. Open the webpage to save as PDF.

  2. Press Ctrl + P (Windows) or Cmd + P (Mac).

  3. Click the drop-down arrow located on the bottom left.

  4. Choose ‘save as PDF’ and the location for the file.

  5. Hit’ Save,’ which should download your new PDF.

How to save webpage as PDF in Safari

How to save webpage as PDF in Safari

As you can see, whether you’re using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (or Edge), or Safari—creating a PDF from a webpage follows a similar process: print, save as PDF, download.

Don’t forget the customization options before saving your page. Depending on the browser, you can set a new page title, set margins, and color sizes for your PDF.

How To Save a Webpage as PDF in Firefox

 

Unfortunately (and weirdly enough)—Firefox does not have a built-in feature for users to save a webpage as a PDF freely.

However, there are add-ons that you can install directly from the Mozilla web store to do so. Worst-case scenario—you can install one of the browsers mentioned above for free to save the desired webpages.

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How to save webpage as PDF in Firefox

Make Use of the New PDFs

 

PDF files are not dead ends, they’ve never been. With Smallpdf, there are 20+ PDF tools that you can do a few cool things to save any webpage as a PDF, including:

  • Delete Pages: Remove unnecessary pages from the webpage in PDF format.

  • Compress: Shrink the webpage to an email-ready size.

  • Merge: Combine multiple webpages into one PDF.

  • Protect: Protect any PDF with an encrypted password.

  • Edit: Annotate your webpages after saving them to PDF format.

  • PDF Converter: Once you get a PDF, you can convert it to Office files or images.

So, how does one save a webpage as PDF? It’s relatively easy if you ask me. The PDF format is universal; you can convert it to other formats (with Smallpdf). And to make document management easy—we’ll keep churning out these how-to guides for your needs.

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf