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

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Sometimes you may want to recover a local copy of a web page when using Firefox. Fortunately, there is a convenient way to save it by printing the page directly to a PDF file on Windows 10 and Mac. Here’s how.

How to save a web page as PDF on Windows 10

First, open Firefox and navigate to the page you want to save. Click the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the window. (The hamburger menu looks like three horizontal lines.) From the menu that appears, select “Print.”

Click on the hamburger menu and print in Firefox on PC

On the print preview page that appears, click the “Print” button in the upper left corner. A print dialog opens. In the “Select a printer” area, select “Microsoft Print To PDF”. Then click on “Print”.

Select Microsoft Print to PDF in Firefox on PC

A new window titled “Save Print Output As” will appear. Choose the location where you want to save the PDF, enter a file name and click “Save”.

The Save As PDF dialog box from Firefox to PC

The PDF file will be saved to the location you have chosen. When you want to read it later, just search for it in Explorer and open it.

This same technique also works in other Windows 10 apps. If you want to easily save a document as a PDF file, just choose “Microsoft Print To PDF” as your printer, choose a save location, and you’re good to go.

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How to save a web page in PDF format on a Mac

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

Click on the Hamburger menu and Print in Firefox on Mac

When the Print dialog box 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 box that appears, enter a file name for the PDF, choose where you want to save it, and then select “Save”.

Type the name of the file and click Save to Firefox on Mac

A PDF of the web page will be saved to the location you have chosen. One of the coolest things about Macs is that you can save documents in PDF format from any application that supports printing. Just find the “Save as PDF” menu in the Print dialog box, choose the location and you’re done.

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