Print to PDF in Windows 10 without using any software

Windows 10 allows you to Print to PDF natively, using Microsoft Print to PDF, which is built into Windows 10. You now no longer need to use any third-party free software to print files to PDF.

Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10

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

If you right-click on a file and select Print, you will see Microsoft Print to PDF as one of the print options available.

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If you do not find this option, you may want to check it it has been disabled by mistake. To verify this, Open Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & Scanners. Here under Printers, you will see Microsoft Print to PDF.

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Microsoft Print to PDF missing

If you do not see it, open Control Panel > Programs & Features. From the left panel, click on Turn Windows features on or off.



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Ensure that the Microsoft Print to PDF feature is checked. If not, check the box, click on OK and exit.

You may have to restart your Windows 10 computer.

Reinstall Microsoft Print to PDF

If this does not help you, or if you removed Microsoft Print to PDF by mistake, type and search for Advanced printer setup in the taskbar search bar and click on the result.

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The wizard will search for printers and list them. Select Microsoft Print To PDF and click Next and follow the wizard to its completion.

Hope this helps!

This post will help you if you ever need to cancel a jammed or stuck Print Job queue.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.