How To Create Pdf On Chromebook

Compared to Mac and Windows, Chromebook can support just a fraction of the hardware they can. Traditional operating systems have a lot more features. But, there are still plenty of different things you can do on your Chromebook. 


For example, creating PDF formats of your document or file. The Chromebook is ideal for business. If you work on your computer all the time, you know how important it is to know how to use its features. You should make most of it. 

That’s why you need to know all that it can do. In this guide, we will show you how you can create a PDF file on your Chromebook. This is one of those things you will use all the time. Luckily, this option is just a click away.

There is no need to navigate through a series of settings. Instead, all you have to do is follow these simple steps and you will get right to it. So, without further ado, let’s see how you can create a PDF file on your Chromebook. Let’s begin.  

Step 1

Open the file you want to save as PDF. It could be anything, a word file or a document you have received on your email. What you need to do is go to the top menu on your document and click on “File”. Then, select “Print” from the drop-down menu. 

 If you want to take a shortcut, you can always use “CTRL+P”. This is the keyboard shortcut for opening the printing page on the file you currently have opened. 

Step 2

In the printing page, you will notice a set of options you can toggle. You can also see the “Destination tab”. It is on the left side of the screen. If you don’t have “Save as PDF” active in the “Destination tab”, you can set it manually. Now, to do that you have to change the destination of your file. Click on “Change”. It is right under the “Destination” tab.  

Step 3

 In “Local Destinations” select “Save as PDF”. 

Step 4

Now, click on “Save”. It is on the top left side of the menu. 

Step 5

Select where you want to save your PDF file. Then, name the file however you want. When you are done, click on “Save”. It is in the bottom right corner. This will save your file in any folder you’ve chosen. 

Step 6

To open the PDF you just saved, go to the location you saved it. In this particular case, the PDF file is saved on Google Drive. If you click on it, you can open it. As you can see, the file has been saved in PDF format. 


Creating PDF files in Chromebook is very easy. You don’t need to rely on websites or extensions to make this possible. All that you need to use is in the settings menu. You just need to know where to look. Now that you know how to do it, go ahead and create your own PDF file. You will succeed in no-time.