How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Mozilla Firefox

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Mozilla Firefox

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Sometimes, you might want to grab a local copy of a web page while using Firefox. Luckily, there’s a handy way to save it by printing the page directly to a PDF file on both Windows 10 and Macs. Here’s how to do it.

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF on Windows 10

First, open Firefox and navigate to the page that you’d like to save. Click the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner of the window. (The hamburger menu looks like three horizontal lines.) In the menu that pops up, select “Print.”

Click hamburger menu and print in Firefox on PC

On the print preview page that pops up, click the “Print” button in the upper-left corner. A Print dialog will open. In the “Select Printer” area, select “Microsoft Print To PDF.” Then click “Print.”

Select Microsoft Print to PDF in Firefox on PC

A new window titled “Save Print Output As” will pop up. Choose the location where you’d like to save the PDF, type a file name, and click “Save.”

The Firefox Save as PDF Dialog on PC

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.

This same technique works in other Windows 10 applications, too. If you’d like to easily save a document as a PDF file, just choose “Microsoft Print To PDF” as your printer, pick a save location, and you’re set.

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How to Save a Web Page as a PDF on a Mac

If you’re using Firefox on a Mac, navigate to the page you’d like to save as a PDF file. Once there, click the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper-right corner and select “Print” in the menu that pops up.

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Click Hamburger menu and Print in Firefox on Mac

When the Print dialog appears, look for a small drop-down menu titled “PDF” in the lower-left corner. Click on it and select “Save As PDF” from the list of options.

Select Save as PDF in Firefox on Mac

In the save dialog that appears, type in a file name for the PDF, choose where you’d like to save it, then select “Save.”

Type file name and click Save in Firefox on Mac

A PDF of the web page will be saved in the location you chose. One of the coolest things about Macs is that you can save documents as PDFs from any application that supports printing. Just look for the “Save As PDF” menu in the Print dialog, choose the location, and you’re done.

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Lucila is a freelance writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to study new things. She enjoys checking out the latest grammar books and writing about video games more than anything else. If she's not running through Colorado’s breathtaking landscape, she's indoors hidden away in her cozy game room trolling noobs and leveling up an RPG character. She is a Final Fantasy IX apologist (although she loves them all… except XV), coffee aficionado, and a bit of a health nut. Lucila graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.

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