When we like a webpage, we either share it or bookmark it for future reading. However, there are times when we may need a webpage for offline viewing, research, or printing it later. Fortunately, it’s very easy to save a webpage as a PDF in all desktop and mobile web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Safari. Below, we’ll check all possible ways to convert a webpage to PDF on Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
Many people still prefer to take screenshots of the webpages and save or share them. If you want to prank your friends with screenshots of fake tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts, Whatsapp chat and text messages, bills, certificates, etc.
Save Webpage as PDF in Chrome (Windows & Mac)
If you are a Windows or macOS user, below are the instructions to save a full webpage as PDF in different browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera browser. If you select the “Save as…” option from the context menu of a web browser, the web page will be saved in HTML format. To save a website page as PDF, you can use the Print option from the browser menu. Let’s start with the steps to save a page as PDF in Chrome.
Using the Print Option
- Click on the 3-Dot menu icon on the top-right corner of the browser window and select the Print option. Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl+P (Windows) or cmd+P (macOS) shortcut to launch the Print menu. You can also select the Print option on any web browser from the right-click Context Menu as well.
- When the Print menu pop-up window appears, click the drop-down menu icon in front of Destination and select Save as PDF. If you want the webpage PDF to include the header and footer and background graphics too, click More Settings and select the relevant Options as shown below.
- Now, click the Save button.
- Finally, select the destination where you would like to save the webpage PDF file and click on the Save option.
Using Chrome Extensions
In case you don’t like the layout of the webpage PDF using Chrome’s built-in option, or Chrome’s Save as PDF not working for you, you can try an extension from the Chrome Web Store. Having tried out a dozen screenshot extensions, I found some really great extensions like FireShot, Webpage Screenshot, and Full Page Screen Capture that support full webpage capture in PDF, JPG, and PNG formats.
Save a Webpage as PDF in Firefox
Firefox doesn’t have a native PDF printer. However, it still lets you save a webpage using Microsoft Print to PDF setup on Windows. Let’s see how we can make Firefox print webpages to PDF like Chrome. This method works on Internet Explorer as well.
- Click on the Hamburger menu icon located at the top-right corner of the browser window. Then click on the Print option.
- On the next screen, select the Page Setup option to customize the page layout and then click on the Print option.
- On the printer options window select Microsoft Print to PDF under Select Printer.
- Now, click the Print button and save the PDF by assigning a name to the file.
Save Webpage as PDF in Firefox for Mac
If you happen to be a macOS user and want to save webpages as PDFs in Firefox for Mac, follow these steps:
- Click on the Hamburger menu icon and select the Print option.
- A window with print options will pop-up. Click on PDF and select Save as PDF.
- You should now be able to save the full webpage as a PDF.
You can also save a website page as PDF using a Firefox extension called Full Web Page Screenshots. This extension can save a webpage as an image or PDF with links.
Save Webpage as PDF in Safari on Mac
If you use Safari, here is how you can save a webpage as a PDF on Mac in two ways.
Using Export as PDF Option
- Click File on the menu bar and select the Export as PDF option.
- Save the webpage PDF file to your computer.
Using Print Option
The webpage PDF I saved using the Export as PDF feature in Safari didn’t look good enough. Therefore, I would recommend saving a webpage as PDF in Safari on Mac using the Print option. Before you proceed, however, you should also read my tutorial describing the 3 ways to take a screenshot on Mac.
- While viewing a webpage in Safari, click on File > Print. You can also use Cmd+P shortcut on the keyboard to launch the print options.
- When the print options window pops up, click on PDF and select the Save as PDF option.
- All you need to do now is to save the webpage PDF to your desired location on your Mac.
If you later want to share or upload this file, you can do so quickly by copying the file path on your Mac.
Save Webpage as PDF in Microsoft Edge
Since Microsoft Edge is a Chromium-based web browser, the steps to convert a webpage into PDF are pretty much the same as Google Chrome. You should also try these best web browsers that are not based on Chromium.
- Click on the 3-Dot menu icon or perform a right-click to access the browser menu and select the Print option. You can also use the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut to launch the Print menu directly.
- Now, click the down arrow icon under Printer and select Save as PDF and click on the Save button.
- Save the webpage PDF to your desired location. Done!
Save Webpage in Opera (PC & Mac)
When it comes to saving webpages as PDFs, Opera works as a better online web document to PDF converter than other web browsers. Opera lets you convert webpage to PDF in 2 ways.
Using ‘Save as PDF’ Option
- While in the Opera browser, perform a right-click to bring up the Context Menu and click on the Save As PDF… option.
- Save the PDF file to your computer.
Using Print Option
- Bring up the browser Context Menu by performing a right-click action and select the Print… option.
- When the print options window is opened, click the down arrow in front of Destination and select Save as PDF from the drop-down list.
- If you want to customize the PDF page layout, click on More options and make the required changes.
- Now, click the Save button and select the destination drive where you want to save the webpage PDF.
That’s it! You have successfully saved the webpage to your Windows or Mac computer as a PDF.