Printing to a PDF file

How to Print to a PDF file

You will want to create a PDF file from the print view of the task or assignment you are working on.
When you create a PDF from your print view you will get a very accurate rendition of what you see on your screen. Including images.

This is the best way to save your entire assignment.

  1. Click the print link on the task or assignment you wish to save.
    • This will take you to the print view.
    • This view make look strange, but that is normal because this page is formatted for printing and saving not for reading.
  2. Select Print from the File menu
    • This will bring about different results in different browsers.
    • However, all browsers will print to PDF
      • These instructions will describe the process in Chrome
  3. In Chrome
    1. Your page will be reformatted and you will be given a set of print options on the left side of the page.
    2. If "Destination" does not say "Save as PDF" click "Change".
    3. From the popup window select Save as PDF.
    4. Select any other options you desire from the options on the left hand side of the page.
    5. Click Print. And it will save a PDF version of the page you are trying to save.
  4. Other browsers
    • There are many variations on different browsers and operating systems but the thing you are looking for is the print dialog box.
    • From the print dialog box look for an option to "print to a file" and follow the instructions given from there.
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