How to save a file as a PDF in Windows 11
Published February 24, 2023
Windows 11 allows you to save files as .PDF documents via its built-in "Microsoft Print to PDF" feature, available via the Print dialog box in any Windows application that supports printing.
To save a file as a PDF document in Windows 11:
- Open the file with a Windows application that supports printing. In this example, an .RTF file is saved as a PDF document with WordPad.
- Select the print option (typically ) or type "Ctrl + P” as a shortcut.
- Choose "Microsoft Print to PDF" from the list of available printers in the Print dialog box.
NOTE: If "Microsoft Print to PDF" is not available in the list of printers, you need to add the printer on the "Printers & scanners" page in the Windows Settings.
- Click .
- Name the file and click .
The file is now saved as a PDF.