Portable Document Format or PDF probably requires no introduction. It’s the most sought after file format when it comes to saving documents. The beauty of PDF is that you can open this format of the file on almost any smartphone, tablet or PC by simply installing a PDF opening app.
While browsing the web, you might come across a webpage that you want to save for future reference or might want to save that how-to guide so that you can quickly access the content of the webpage without having to visit the webpage again. While there are plenty of free services out there such as Pocket to help you save webpages and read them later, you might just want to save the webpage to your PC as PDF file.
Likewise, there are plenty of free plugins for your web browsers and online services to convert a webpage to PDF. But, the good thing is that you can save a webpage as PDF without having to install third-party extensions or applications if you’re using Google Chrome web browser.
Unlike Google Chrome, other popular browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox require you either install plugins or services in order save a webpage as PDF file.
Save webpages in PDF using Google Chrome
Following are the steps that you need to follow in order to save a webpage in Chrome browser.
NOTE: Steps are the same for all recent versions of Windows including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1.
Step 1: Run your Chrome browser and visit the webpage that you would like to save as PDF file.
Step 2: When you are in the webpage, simultaneously press Ctrl + P keys to open Print dialog. Alternatively, you can click on the menu button located upper right (see picture) and then click Print option to launch Print dialog.
Step 3: Here, under Destination section, click on the Change button if Microsoft XPS Document is appearing as the default format. Click on the Change button, select Save as PDF option located under Local Destinations and then close the dialog.
NOTE: Chrome also lets you change the print layout type, margins, and allows you print or save a specific page of the webpage. With default settings, it doesn’t save or print backgrounds colors and images but you can print or save them as well by ticking Background colors and images option.
Step 4: Finally, click on the Save button (see picture) to see “Save the file as” dialog, enter a name for the new PDF file, and then click Save button. That’s it!