How to Save Text files, Word Documents, Pictures, and Web Pages as PDF Files

By | June 23, 2017
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How to Save Text files, Word Documents, Pictures, and Web Pages as PDF Files

This tip applies to Windows 10 [all versions].

How would you like to be able to convert many different types of files, like images, Word documents, text files, even Web pages, into PDF files without downloading and installing a program, or using a web service? If you’re using Windows 10 (any version), you have the power … right at your finger tips.

Pick an image, any image on your PC, open it with whatever program you like (or whatever your default is). Once it’s open, press CTRL+P and choose “Microsoft Print to PDF” as the selected printer and then click Print.

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(Above: Print dialog in our default image viewer, IrfanView. Your image program will have a similar print dialog.)

Pick a text file, any text file, open it. Now press CTRL + P and choose “Microsoft Print to PDF” as the selected printer and then click Print.

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(Above: Print dialog in Notepad.)

Pick a Word document, any Word document, open it. CTRL + P and choose “Microsoft Print to PDF” as the selected printer and then click Print.

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(Above: Print dialog in MS Word 2016.)

Are you seeing a pattern here? You can turn almost any image, text file, or document into a PDF file, without downloading any software or using any online web apps. It easy to do, and if you’re using Windows 10 you have this option available to you, without having to add any additional software.

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(Above: An image file, a Word document and a test file, all converted to PDF, just by using Windows 10’s Print to PDF feature.)

And, oh yeah, we almost forgot, you can save any Web page as a PDF file too. Want to know how? See this article.

 

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