features a built-in virtual printer
that enables users to save documents, photos, and webpages to PDF
(no third-party software is required).
Here's how to take advantage of this feature and create PDF files in Windows 10.
Create PDF Files with "Microsoft Print to PDF"
The virtual printer (also known as Microsoft Print to PDF
) can be accessed from the Windows Print dialog box
). It enables you to convert your text documents, spreadsheets, photos, and web pages to the PDF format. Here's a simple example with a text document:
, click on the File
menu > Print
to open the Print dialog
. Next, click on the Printer
dropdown menu and select Microsoft Print to PDF
from the list of printers:
You can change the orientation (Landscape
) by clicking on Properties
button and choosing the desired preset. Once you have defined your print options, click on OK
to proceed to the next step.
The Save Print Output As
dialog box will show up, choose a filename and location to save your PDF file:
Click on Save
to create the file.