Saving any webpage as a PDF file is a common feature of Google Chrome. “Save as PDF” is not a plugin actually but a feature which is provided by Google Chrome (unlike Mozilla Firefox). Whenever you come across any webpage that you want to save for further reading you can take an screenshot or save the webpage as a PDF file. If I’m right then you’ll have to install PDF driver or software(s) which enable this printing to PDF file feature in web browsers. Google Chrome already come with this awesome feature (which can be provided by a plugin if not present) of printing in PDF file.
PDF, abbreviated as Portable Document Format, files are most common among all other file formats. Wikipedia says :
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it. In 1991, Adobe Systems co-founder John Warnock outlined a system called “Camelot” that evolved into PDF. more
So saving as PDF is a cool feature overall. Follow these steps to print any webpage or document in PDF from Google Chrome:
How To: Print in PDF file format from Google Chrome
- If you want to print the full page (include images also) the open the page in Google Chrome and click print button or select “Print” from right click menu or press “Control+P” from keyboard. From the printing screen select “Save as PDF” (it may be found in the destination section) and click print. You’ll be asked to specify the saving location for PDF file or it will directly save in “Documents” folder.
- If you want to print only a part of the web page then select the part and then print as PDF as described in step1.
- If you come across when you’ve to print something important like form filled online or fund transfer receipts or bill payments then you can save them as PDF files instead of directly printing via printer. You can print the PDF files later whenever required via printer.