How to Save a File to PDF With Firefox

by Andrew Schrader

Mozilla Firefox, a free Internet browser available for PC and Mac users, offers a number of "add-on" components to perform specific tasks while browsing the web. There are dozens of Firefox sponsored components, including add-ons for downloading and saving web pages in HTML or other formats to PDF (Portable Document Format). PDFs are an Adobe standard for electronic document publishing as they combine text and graphics into a single, readable format for all users, independent of fonts installed on your computer. Users must install their PDF add-on manually using Firefox's add-on feature.

1

Launch Firefox and visit addons.mozilla.org. Search for "Save PDF" in the Search for Add-ons box on the right side of the screen.

2

Browse the available PDF add-ons or extensions and choose one that fits your needs. Each add-on comes with a detailed summary of its functions.

3

Click the "Add to Firefox" button and wait for Firefox to download the component. Click the "Install Now" button.

4

Click the "Restart Now" button to restart Firefox and enable your "Save to PDF" add-on.

Tip

  • check Download add-ons without visiting Firefox's add-on site by clicking the "Tools" tab at the top of the screen. Select "Add-Ons" to open a new tab and perform your PDF add-on search. Download the component, install, and restart Firefox.

Warning

  • close You must restart Firefox for changes to take effect.

About the Author

Andrew Schrader has been a professional writer and filmmaker since 2004. He works as a writer and director, holding a Bachelor of Arts in film and media studies from UC Santa Barbara. Schrader specializes in writing about technology and computer software.