PDF printers are programs that allow you to save almost any document to a PDF. You choose to ‘print’ the document and choose the PDF printer as the printer. It will save the document as a PDF to your computer, instead of actually printing.
On a School Chromebook
This feature is built into Chromebooks. When you ‘print as a PDF’, you are not actually physically printing. You are saving a pdf copy of your document to your computer. To print using a PDF printer, change the Destination to Save as PDF. Then click Save. The document will save as a PDF to your downloads folder.
On a Personal PC Computer with Windows 10
To Print to PDF in Windows 10, simply open up your document in a text editor like Microsoft Word and click File > Print. (You can do this from any program that lets you print -- not just Word, and not just with a text document.) Under Printer or Destination, choose Print as a PDF. Click Print and a window will open up, prompting you to title your newly created PDF file. Name it and click Save to save your document as a PDF.
On a Personal PC Computer with Windows 8 or less
You will need to install CutePDF Writer.
Download and install the program CutePDF Writer.To print a document or image as a pdf, right click on the document and choose ‘print’. When the printer dialog appears, choose CutePDF as the printer. Name the document and save it to your desktop.
On a Personal Mac Computer
To print/save a document as a PDF, choose File>Print
Click the PDF pop-up menu, then choose Save as PDF