There are some documents I need in PDF format. On a website it has the "print" button and it opens the standard options. I would like a simple, free "virtual PDF printer" that will save the document in PDF format.

Printing options

I use Firefox on Windows 10.


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This one has always worked good for me http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

  • So this converts files to PDF, I was hoping for something that prints straight to PDF.
    – Celeritas
    Commented Jan 22, 2017 at 2:05
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    @Celeritas When you goto print, "PDFCreator" is the name of the virtual printer it creates.
    – cybernard
    Commented Jan 22, 2017 at 6:42

The PDF24 Creator is a free desktop PC tool to convert every printable file to a PDF. https://en.pdf24.org/convert-to-pdf.jsp

There is also PDF-XChange Lite. A simplified version of PDF-XChange Standard virtual PDF printer. PDF-XChange 'Lite' is FREE for non commercial use. https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-lite

Setting one of them as the default printer will let you print straight to PDF without need to select from the dropdown menu.


We use CutePDF at work (.edu) - http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp


Not free, but with a lot of features: Print&Share ( www.printandshare.info ). We use it at work here.

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