How to Save a Web Page as a PDF

Save the info you need from Chrome, IE, Firefox, Edge, Safari, or Opera

The content on web pages can be exported to PDF format, shared, and then viewed on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, even without an internet connection. Here's how to save a web page as a PDF in the browser of your choice.

The PDF file format is popular for sharing documents because it's independent of the operating system and hardware you use.

Save a Web Page as a PDF in Google Chrome

The Print function in the menu is the key to creating a PDF file in Chrome.

  1. Select the Chrome Menu button, located in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and represented by three vertically-aligned dots.

    Chrome with the More Options menu highlighted
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select Print.

    The Print command in Chrome
  3. In the Chrome Print dialog box, go to the Destination section, and select Change.

    The Change button in Chrome
  4. In the list of available printers and other destinations, select Save as PDF.

    The Save as PDF command
  5. Select Save and choose the location in which you want to save the PDF file. You can also modify the file name before saving it.

Save a Web Page as a PDF in Firefox

In Firefox, use a third-party add-on. We recommend FoxyTab. It's easy to use and works well across all supported operating systems.

  1. Install FoxyTab.

  2. Right-click the tab containing the page that you want to save locally.

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select FoxyTab > Save Tab as PDF.

    The FoxyPDF Firefox add-on menu

Save a Web Page as a PDF in Microsoft Edge

The Print interface enables you to save a tab as a PDF in Edge.

  1. Select the Edge Menu button, located in the upper-right corner, and represented by three horizontally-aligned dots.

    The Menu icon in Edge
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select Print.

    The Print command in Edge
  3. In the Print dialog box, select the Printer drop-down menu, which usually shows the active printer by default.

    The Printer menu in Edge
  4. When the drop-down menu appears, select Save as PDF.

    The Save as PDF command

    You might also see Adobe PDF in the Printer menu, depending on what Adobe applications are installed on your PC. If so, you can choose this option as an alternative.

  5. Select Save.

    The Save button
  6. A Windows Explorer window appears, asking you to choose the location where you wish to save the PDF file. You can modify the file name before saving it. When you're satisfied with your choices, select Save.

Save a Web Page as a PDF in Opera

Opera allows you to save a page as a PDF without the need of a print menu.

  1. Select the Opera Menu button, represented by a red O, and located in the upper-left corner.

    The Opera icon
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select Page > Save as PDF.

    The Page menu and Print command
  3. Choose the location in which you want to save the PDF file. You can modify the file name before saving it.

Save a Web Page as a PDF in Safari

We go into more detail in our dedicated article on saving a web page as a PDF in Safari, but the steps below create a basic PDF.

  1. Go to the File menu.

  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select Export as PDF.

    The Export as PDF command
  3. Choose a file name and location for the PDF file. When you're satisfied with your entries, select Save to complete the export process.

Save a Web Page as a PDF in Internet Explorer

The Windows Print interface saves a PDF version of a page in Internet Explorer.

  1. Select the Gear icon, also known as the Action menu, located in the upper-right corner of the IE window.

    The Tools icon in internet Explorer
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select Print > Print. Or, use the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut.

    The Print command in Internet Explorer
  3. The Windows Print interface should now be visible, overlaying the browser window.

  4. In the Select Printer section, choose Microsoft Print to PDF.

    You might also see Adobe PDF in the Printer menu, depending on what Adobe applications are on your PC. If so, you can choose this option as an alternative.

  5. Select Print.

  6. A Windows Explorer window appears, asking you to choose the location where you wish to save the PDF file. You can modify the file name before saving it. When you're satisfied with your choices, select Save.