The Portable Document Format is widely accepted as the universal cross-platform document format, and PDFgear Desktop helps easily print to PDF from images, text documents, and PDFs.
Adobe PDF was chosen as the optimal document format for sharing and eSubmissions. PDFgear Desktop helps print information to PDF for better compatibility, portability, and edibility.
With a complete set of PDF converter toolkits and the competent PDF Printer, PDFgear empowers you to print and create PDFs from JPG, PNG, Word, Excel, PPT, EPUB, etc.
The free and powerful PDF Printer PDFgear Desktop has support for various Printer options: Microsoft Print to PDF, OneNote for Windows 10, OneNote (Desktop), Microsoft XPS Document Writer, etc.
Printing a PDF flattens the PDF file, which means features like annotations, comments, form fields, etc. are cleared, and you get to keep the slimmed and read-only print version of PDFs.
Excessive details and information on your working documents take up unnecessary storage space on your working device, while Print to PDF is an ideal solution to large PDF file sizes.
PDFgear Desktop makes it possible to print images and documents into portable PDF format without compromising the visual quality of image-based content.
Launch PDFgear Desktop on your computer, and click the Open File button to import the PDF document.
From the PDF preview screen, hit the Printer button from the upper-left corner to print your PDF, and you’ll be led to the Printer settings window.
Set the Printer as Microsoft Print to PDF, customize the Orientation, Print to file, and pages, and hit the lower-right Print button to print to Microsoft Print to PDF.
|Windows 10 and Windows 11
|macOS 10.14 to macOS 13, Apple M1
|512 MB of memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended
|500M of free hard disk space
|200M of free hard disk space
|Internet connection is necessary for Product Activation, Product Help, and Live Updates.
|Supported File Formats
|.pdf(PDF, PDF/A), .docx, .doc, .pptx, .ppt, .xlsx, .xls, .xml, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .tiff, .txt, .rtf
|.pdf, .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .rtf, .txt
|Chinese Simplified, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
|OCR Language Support
|Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish
To “Save As” a PDF, you get to keep the original version of the document, which includes the look, elements, and actions. On the other hand, the process of “Print to PDF” captures and saves the look of a PDF when it’s physically printed.
Windows 10 has native support for creating PDFs with a virtual printer, which can be added from Devices and Printers in Control Panel. As an alternative method, you can use the PDF printer tool PDFgear Desktop, where Microsoft Print to PDF is supported as a printing format.
In regard to exporting PDFs, saving a document as PDF or printing to PDF have different applicable cases. Saving a PDF allows for retaining necessary details in a more accurate way while printing a PDF makes the document look like a printed page.
To Print to PDF on iOS and Android mobile phones, the easiest method is using an online Print to PDF tool like PDFgear. Simply go to the PDFgear Online PDF Editor tool, tap on the Choose files button to import PDF, and hit the Printer button from the upper-right corner.
Of course, PDFgear Desktop is not an actual printer device but a virtual printer that helps our users create digital PDF documents from various types of files, such as Microsoft Word documents on your computer, photos on the local drive, screenshots on your mobile phones, etc.
Easily print your images and documents to PDF with flexible printer options. Get PDFgear Desktop now.