Print in PDF format under Windows 10 without using software

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Windows 10 allows you to print natively in PDF format using Microsoft Print to PDF built into Windows 10. You no longer need to use free third-party software to print PDF files.

Microsoft Print to PDF on Windows 10

Microsoft Print to PDF is a feature built into Windows 10 that allows you to create a PDF file from multiple file formats using a native printer.

Right-click a file and select Print displays Microsoft Print to PDF as one of the available printing options.

If you do not find this option, check if it has been accidentally disabled. To check this, open Start > Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners. Under Printers, you can see Microsoft Print to PDF.

Microsoft Print to PDF is missing

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If you do not see it, open Control Panel > Programs and Features. In the left pane, click Enable or disable Windows features.

Make sure Microsoft Print to PDF is enabled. If not, check the box, click OK and exit.

You may need to restart your Windows 10 computer.

Reinstall Microsoft Print in PDF format

If this does not help or if you accidentally deleted Microsoft Print in PDF format, type Advanced printer setup in the taskbar and click the result.

The assistant searches for printers and lists them. Select Microsoft Print To PDF and click Next and follow the wizard instructions.

Hope this helps!

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