Print to PDF in Windows 10 - dummies

By Woody Leonhard

In the latest versions of Windows 10, whenever you print something, Print to PDF shows up as if it were a real live printer. If you select Print to PDF as your printer, you don’t really print anything. Instead, Windows generates a PDF file, which you can then take or send just about anywhere.

PDFs are as close to a universal print as you’re likely to encounter. The files can be sent to any kind of computer and, when opened, they’ll look (and print) exactly the same as if they were on your computer — at least, as long as the computer has a decent PDF reader.

Along those lines, you should probably avoid Adobe Reader — the progenitor of a million infections —- and stick with using the Edge browser as your PDF reader, or install an alternate. PDFs are cool, and now they’re easy.