How to save pages as PDF documents using Chrome

Storing a web page like a PDF document allows us to have access to it any time we like, even when we are offline. Let’s see what steps we have to follow in order to go about it.

Converting a web page into a PDF document with Chrome for Android is very easy, if you know how to do it. Firstly, open the browser, open the web page you want to save and go to the menu (the three dots in the top right corner of the screen):

Chrome’s menuChrome’s menu

In the menu, tap Share:

Button to share in ChromeButton to share in Chrome

A list of contacts and applications will appear in which you will be able to share the page. What interests us here (and what you need to tap) is Print:

Options to shareOptions to share

This will take you to the next screen, where you will have to tap Select a printer:

Choose the type of printerChoose the type of printer

In the drop-down menu that will appear, tap Save as PDF:

Selection of the PDF printerSelection of the PDF printer

Next, tap the Green and White button to the right of the screen, featuring an arrow pointing downwards and the letters PDF:

Saving the web as a PDFSaving the web as a PDF

Now it will take you to the Google file browser (by default to the Downloads folder), where you will be able to choose where you want to save it. If the default folder is OK by you, all you need to do is tap Save:

Download folder in Android’s file explorerDownload folder in Android’s file explorer

If you want to save it to another folder, tap the menu button in the top left corner of the screen:

Search for a new locationSearch for a new location

It will allow us to save it in the downloads folder or in the SD memory card. Tap it to search for a new location:

Choosing the memory cardChoosing the memory card

If you do that the process will be the same: if we are happy to save it in the root directory, we would tap Save. If not, we will choose a folder or create one if it doesn’t already exist. To create it we tap the button in the top right corner of the screen:

Google explorer’s menuGoogle explorer’s menu

Next, tap New Folder:

Creating a new folderCreating a new folder

We can give our new folder any name we like (in our case, “PDFs”) and we tap OK:

Name of the new folderName of the new folder

The folder will open automatically and we will see that it is empty. We now tap Save to save the PDF document in the newly-created folder:

Saving the document in the new folderSaving the document in the new folder

To check that it has been correctly saved, open your file browser application and navigate to the route where you have saved the PDF. If everything went right, it should appear there:

PDF saved in the locationPDF saved in the location

From now on and, with these steps now made crystal clear, you will be able to save any web page you want in PDF format.