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    How to Print to PDF in Windows 10

    How to Print to PDF in Windows 10

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    18 Mar 2021
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    How to Print to PDF in Windows 10


    Windows 10 allows you to Print to PDF natively using the Microsoft Print to PDF feature. Microsoft Print to PDF lets you create a PDF file of the contents of any web page or file without the need to use third-party software.

    The .pdf file created by Microsoft Print to PDF can be opened by any app that supports this format. For example, Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, etc...

    Microsoft Edge is the default app used to open .pdf files with in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to print to PDF using Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1 When you print (Ctrl+P) a file or from any app that supports printing, select Microsoft Print to PDF from the list of available printers, and click/tap on Print. (see screenshots below)

    If you select more than one image file to print to PDF, it will combine them in the created PDF file.

    How to Print to PDF in Windows 10-microsoft_print_to_pdf-1.png
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    How to Print to PDF in Windows 10-microsoft_print_to_pdf-2b.png

    2 Browse to the location (ex: Documents) where you want to save the .pdf file to, type in a name you want for the .pdf file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

    How to Print to PDF in Windows 10-microsoft_print_to_pdf-3.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 487
       #1

    Today I learnt you can also make PDF's from multiple pages with the built-in PDF printer.

    In Windows Explorer, choose sort order (which can be a bit temperamental with actual order), then select multiple pages or images to create a multi-page PDF.

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

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  3. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Apparently just image files work like this: multiple text files open multiple notepads and print from each giving multiple PDFs.
    free software to convert almost 50000 text fles to a single PDF file - - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Thank you. First post updated. :)
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    How do you control the actual order the files are included in the PDF? I have 3 jpgs. Page 1, Page 2 and Page 3 (scanned documents).
    I set the sort order to Sort by Name so they show as 1, 2, 3 but when I Print to PDF they end up in the PDF as Page 2, Page 1 then Page3. Nothing I do has any affect on this.

    Looks like I will need to get a 3rd party app after all to create PDFs in Windows 10 unless someone knows a fix for this.

    Edit: Fixed this by changing spooling for the Microsoft Print to PDF device from Start printing immediately to Start printing after last page is spooled.

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    Works for me anyway. Got the pages in the PDF in the correct order for the first time. Was able to repeat this problem and correct it by switching back and forth between the two settings.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 20 Dec 2017 at 21:15.
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