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Print to PDF in Firefox

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Chrome and Edge both allow for printing a web page to PDF. Why is this not possible in Firefox without an add-on in 2021?

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

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Hmm, I thought Mac users had that built in to the Print dialog somewhere. Not any more?

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I don't have a Mac, but I found this article:

https://athelp.sfsu.edu/hc/en-us/articles/217975108-How-to-save-a-document-as-PDF-on-Mac-from-Firefox-

Does that work on yours?

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Interesting that you know I posted this question from a Mac. Thank you, this seems to have resolved the problem. Thank you for always being this helpful.

Hope this will be added on Windows soon, too.

Okulungisiwe ngu Castor

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Thanks for the update.

Yes, next to your question there is a tag for "Mac OS" which probably was added automatically when you posted. Most browsers indicate the OS when making requests, but you can override that if you want to be a Windows person on the internet. ;-)

In Firefox 85 or 86, depending on when it's finished, Firefox for Windows will have a new print experience more similar to other browsers, including a built-in option to print to PDF.

That won't be a full-featured PDF -- any PDF generating through printing usually lacks clickable links unless the entire URL is shown -- but it will mean that you don't have to trust an add-on for this basic functionality. I posted a review of many PDF creation add-ons last Summer and the results were disappointing: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ext/pdf-converters.html

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Haha, this explains things. I agree, this is quite disappointing for such an important feature. Also, I believe I am not the only one to not install just any add-on for some small feature - I rather use the browser which has all the basic features.

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