Sometimes only paper will do. Learn how to print a PDF in 2023!
Using PDFs is a great way to organize documents, reduce the use of paper, and streamline tasks such as signing documents and filling forms.
But sometimes, only paper will do.
Printing PDFs is an easy task, regardless of the device or program that you use.
But some programs allow you to do more with your documents. Like editing PDFs before printing them, or applying advanced printing options.
We've compiled everything you need to know to quickly and easily print your PDF document.
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One of the common options you'll see from the print settings dialog box is Print to PDF or Save as PDF.
This saves your document as a PDF, and is a great way to turn different types of documents into PDF format.
When printing, ensure that you select the correct printer, rather than saving it as a PDF.
It's easy to print on any program that can open, view and print PDFs. You can use a default PDF-viewer such as Microsoft Edge, or dedicated PDF editors like PDF Pro or Adobe Acrobat.
Printing a PDF from your browser is probably the easiest way to print a PDF document.
PDF Pro is our all-in-one PDF editor, converter, security tool, and more. PDF Pro makes it easy to edit and modify a PDF before you print it.
Besides printing, PDF Pro helps you get the most out of your PDFs.
From editing and minor changes, to merging and password-protecting PDFs — PDF Pro does it all.
Adobe Acrobat is a popular PDF editor that can give you advanced printing options, if needed. Please note that you'll need to pay for the premium version of Adobe Acrobat in order to use this method.
Adobe Reader is Adobe's free PDF-viewer that you can use to print PDFs. Unlike Acrobat, you won't be able to make edits or changes to your PDF before printing in Reader.
Mac users can print PDFs using Preview, Mac's default PDF-viewer, or by using a dedicated PDF editor.
Preview is Mac's default PDF-viewer, and makes printing PDF documents easy.
PDF Expert is a third-party PDF editor designed specifically for macOS. You can use it to edit or modify PDFs before printing, and to print.
iPhones feature Apple's AirPrint system, which makes it easy to connect and use (compatible) printers without needing to download or install additional drivers.
iPhone makes it easy to print emails directly from your preferred email app, such as Mail, Gmail, and Outlook.
Before starting, ensure that your Android device is connected to a Printer.
Depending on the printer that you're using, you may be able to connect to it via Wi-Fi, or you may need to install a companion app via the Google Play Store.
The exact steps may differ depending on the printing app that you use, but the method will be similar.
Depending on the method you choose to print your PDF, you'll also have the additional, advanced, printing options to choose from.
Common print options include:
If you're having trouble printing a PDF:
Printing a PDF from your Windows, Mac, or mobile device is easy!
There's more than one way program you can use to print your PDF, but some let you do more with your documents.
Dedicated PDF editors allow you to edit and enhance your document before you print, and give you access to advanced printing options to make printing even easier.
Trusted worldwide, PDF Pro is a go-to PDF editor for Windows.
Besides printing, PDF Pro helps you get the most out of your documents. Editing, password-protecting, merging, and more — PDF Pro does it all.
Other things PDF Pro can help you with:
We've compiled the most asked questions about how to print a PDF, and answered them for your benefit.
There are a number of possible reasons. Refer to the Print Troubleshooting section above.
Open the PDF > press Print > select the correct printer > adjust settings as necessary > Print.