How To Print To Pdf Windows 7

Creating a PDF file in Windows 7 can be a great way to share documents, store them digitally, or simply make your work more professional. If you’re wondering how to print to PDF in Windows 7, look no further! In this blog post, we will go through a simple step-by-step guide on how to achieve this.

Step 1: Install a PDF Printer

Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not have a built-in PDF printer like the newer versions of Windows. However, you can easily install a third-party PDF printer. One of the most popular choices is doPDF, which is a free and easy-to-use PDF printer. You can download it from their official website:

Once you have downloaded the installer, run it and follow the simple installation instructions.

Step 2: Open the Document You Want to Convert to PDF

Find the document you want to convert to a PDF file and open it with the appropriate program (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, or any other application that has a print function).

Step 3: Print the Document

Click on the File menu in the top-left corner of your application and select Print (or press Ctrl+P on your keyboard). This will open the Print dialog box.

Step 4: Select the PDF Printer

In the Print dialog box, click on the drop-down menu under Printer or Select Printer and choose the PDF printer you installed in Step 1 (in this case, “doPDF”).

Step 5: Configure the PDF Settings (Optional)

If you want to customize the PDF settings, such as the quality and size of the output file, click on the Preferences or Properties button in the Print dialog box. This will open the PDF printer’s settings dialog.

Here, you can adjust various settings, such as:

  • Page orientation (portrait or landscape)
  • Page size (letter, A4, etc.)
  • Quality and resolution of the output file
  • Embedding fonts or converting text to curves

Once you have configured the settings to your liking, click OK to return to the Print dialog box.

Step 6: Save the PDF File

Click on the Print button in the Print dialog box. A “Save As” window will appear, prompting you to choose a location to save the PDF file. Select a folder, type in a file name, and click Save.

Congratulations! You have successfully printed your document to a PDF file in Windows 7. You can now share, store, or print the PDF file as needed.