How to Print Web Pages in Google Chrome

You can customize the print size, as well

Google Chrome works with your operating system's print spooler, just like any other program, requiring no special procedures. However, sometimes printing web pages requires a bit of finesse because websites aren't necessarily designed for printing.

Here's a look at Chrome's print settings, so you can print out web pages cleanly in a format that works.

To print web pages in Google Chrome, use the Ctrl+P (Windows and Chrome OS) or Command+P (macOS) keyboard shortcut.

Printer printing a web page from Chrome
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Understanding Chrome's Print Settings

When you send a page to the printer, Chrome's Print dialog box opens with a number of settings to specify. Chrome has preset default settings, but you can modify these settings to suit your specific needs. Preview any changes you make on the left side of the Print dialog box before committing to the print.

Here's a look at the various print settings you'll encounter in Chrome.

Chrome's Print dialog box and preview window

Destination

Next to Destination, you'll choose the printer to which Chrome should send the page. All currently installed printers are listed here, including Chrome's special Save as PDF option, which lets you "print" the page to a PDF file.

Pages

Next to Pages, the default option is All, which will print all the available pages. Alternatively, choose Custom to specify the page range you want to print. For example, type in 3 to print just the third page, or type in 2-5, 8 to print pages two through five as well as page eight. You'll see the total number of pages to be printed at the top of the pane.

Copies

Next to Copies, specify the number of copies you wish to print. These are simply duplicates of whatever pages were chosen from the Pages section.

Layout

Next to Layout, choose whether you want to print in portrait or landscape mode. Portrait is the default choice. It will print a taller web page, while Landscape will print a wider page.

More Settings

Select More Settings to reveal additional settings. Choose paper size, pages per sheet, margin and scale details, headers and footer options, and background graphics options.

Learn the best way to print a web page from Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Opera. If you need to print to your home printer from anywhere, consider using Google Cloud Print.