How to Print and Save as PDF in Firefox Computer?

Learn how to print and save web pages as PDF in Mozilla Firefox on Linux, Windows PC, or Mac computer. You can just print as a PDF and save it on the computer.

The PDF is mostly used document type for sharing the text and images without distorting the fonts and formating. It’s widely used in business and personal for storing and sending the information.

Normally after I have filled in an online application form, I would like to file it for reference in the future and for record purposes. In this case, instead of taking a hard copy paper print, I just save the page as a PDF file and store it in an online storage drive. This saves the paper as well as my effort to store the hard copies.

The saving web page as PDF also helps in retaining an offline copy that can be carried on our devices without the internet. You can open these PDF files within your browser without the need for any PDF reader.

Related: How to Download Pages for Offline Access in Firefox Computer?

If you are a Mozilla Firefox user, then there’s a helpful way to print a webpage directly to a PDF file on both Windows 10 and Macs. In this article, I will take you on the various steps to get this done.

Save as PDF in Firefox Windows 10

If you are using a Windows 10 machine, the process is simple and straight forward. You need to take the print of the page and choose the Print to PDF option.

Here are the steps to save as PDF on firefox on Windows PC:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox on Windows.
  2. Navigate to the page that you’d like to save.
  3. Click the horizontal 3bar icon menu button.
  4. In the menu that pops up, select Print.
    Mozilla Firefox Print option menuA print preview page will open up.
  5. In the Select Printer area, select Microsoft Print To PDF.
    Mozilla Firefox Print to PDF option
  6. Hit on Print command button.
    A new window titled Save Print Output As will pop up.
  7. Choose the location where you’d like to save the PDF.
  8. Type a file name, and hit on Save command button.

The PDF file will be saved to the location you chose. When you’d like to read it later, just locate it in Explorer and open it up.

Save as PDF on Mac Firefox Computer

The process of saving a file via print as a PDF on Mozilla Firefox on Mac is very similar to the same process via Windows 10 save for a few steps.

Here are the steps to print and save as PDF on a Firefox Mac:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox on Mac computer
  2. Open the webpage you’d like to save as a PDF file.
  3. Click the horizontal 3bar icon menu button.
  4. Select Print in the menu that pops up and this will open a print dialog tab.
  5. Look for a small drop-down menu called PDF in the lower-left corner.
  6. Click on it and select Save As PDF from the list of options and a save dialog box will appear.
  7. Type in a file name for the PDF, choose the location where you’d like to save it.
  8. Finally hit on Save command button

The PDF of the web page will be saved in the location you chose. Now you can open this PDF file in any PDF document reader or even on the same Mozilla Firefox browser.

Bottom Line: Save as PDF in Firefox

Do you want to save a webpage as a PDF, just use the print feature on Mozilla Firefox and then save it as a PDF? You can also use this method to save other documents that allow printing as PDFs. You could convert a Microsoft document into a PDF using these steps.

Similarly, you can also offline download the webpages in Firefox computer instead of printing as a PDF file. Even this offline web page will be store in local storage.

The print to PDF feature is available for Linux, Windows 10, and Mac computer. I personally use the Firefox browser on my Windows 10 computer and works great. All the pages easily get printed in PDF formats.

Did you know about this feature? Have you used it before? What are your thoughts on it? 

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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