4 Easy Ways To Save A Page As PDF In Mozilla Firefox

A webpage is referred to a specific collection of certain information that is provided by a website and displayed to a user in a web browser. A website consists of many web pages that are linked together. The term ‘webpage’ is actually a metaphor for paper pages bound together into a book. 

Often you might want to keep a copy of a webpage or save it for offline research while using Mozilla Firefox. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to save it by printing the page directly to a PDF file on both Windows 10 as well as on Mac. 

Obviously, you can copy and paste the link for accessing that webpage again, but isn’t it better to have the page as an image or a file that you can view later.? For your ease, the most flexible option is to create a PDF file that you can view, save, and send anywhere, to anyone. 

The print function is considered the fastest and most effective way to save a webpage as a PDF. There is also this option of ‘Save Page As’ for saving pages in a web format, but, it does not save the webpage in a PDF-file format. The Print option is the tool you need to use to save page as PDF in firefox. 

Modern web browsers let you convert a webpage to PDF format. Out of the various desktop browsers, Firefox is the only browser that does not include a built-in PDF printer feature. Instead, it relies on Microsoft Print to enable PDF to function in  Windows 10

Below, we are going to discuss how to save page as PDF in Firefox

Save Page as PDF in Windows

Step 1: First, you need to open Mozilla Firefox on your system and navigate to the page that you want to save in PDF format.

Step 2: Now you need to click on the three horizontal lines, called the hamburger icon, in the upper-right corner of your window. 

Step 3: From the menu that pops up, you need to select the ‘Print’ option.  

Note: As an alternative, you can simply press the ‘Ctrl + P’ key to open the print menu.

Step 4: After you select the Print option, a print preview page will pop up, from that, you will need to click on the ‘Print’ option, in the upper-left corner. 

Step 5: A ‘Print dialogue box’ will appear on your screen. There is a ‘Select Printer’ option, from where you need to select the ‘Microsoft Print To PDF’ option.

Step 6: After selecting the Microsoft Print to PDF option, you need to click on the ‘Print’ option.

Step 7: Next, you will see that a new window titled ‘Save Print Output As’ will pop up on your screen. There you need to choose the location where you would like to save the PDF file, type a file name, and click on the ‘Save’.

Step 8: At last, you need to click on the ‘Save’ option so that your pdf file is saved on your device. You can access it from the location you saved it, whenever you desire to. 

Save page as PDF in Firefox on Mac

Step 1: If you use Mozilla Firefox on a Mac, go to the page you would like to save as PDF file. 

Step 2: Then click on the hamburger icon ( the three horizontal lines) in the upper-right corner and select the ‘Print’ option in the menu that pops up.

Step 3: After the Print dialogue appears, you need to look in the lower-left corner for a small drop-down menu titled “PDF”. 

Step 4: Now click on the PDF menu and select the ‘Save As PDF’ option from the list of options available.

Step 5: Now you need to type in a file name for the PDF. You can choose where you would like to save it. After that, you need to select the ‘Save’ option. 

Now you will notice that a PDF of the web page is saved in your preferred location. 

One amazing fact about Macs is that you can save your documents in the PDF format from any application that supports printing. You just need to look for the ‘Save As PDF’ option in the Print dialogue, choose your preferred location, and you are done!


Save a Page as a PDF in Firefox with Add-on and Print

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Step 1: At first, you need to go to ‘Save as PDF add-on page’. 

Step 2: Now, you need to click on the ‘Add to Firefox’ option and install it.

Step 3: Once it has been installed, you need to restart your browser after which you can see the ‘Save as PDF’ icon inserted into the toolbar.

Step 4: Now you can open the page you want to save as a PDF.

Step 5: Then you need to click on the ‘Save as PDF’ option. This would save that page as a PDF file on your device.

Note: If for any reason, you want to print the web page, you can simply print the PDF file after saving it.

Save Page as PDF in Firefox through Extensions and web tools

If you want more options for creating specific kinds of PDFs or need to customize a PDF before it is created,  then there are many online extensions and web-based tools that specialize in converting HTML to PDFs, with plenty of options available. 

A few popular extensions are: 

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Paperplane 
  • PDFShift
  • NovaPDF

Well, this was all about how to save a page as a PDF in Mozilla Firefox. We hope you found it informative. Stay tuned to TechSunk for more such topics, till then you can also go through-

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