It’s tempting to print emails or online sales receipts, but there’s another way to print without printing: save it as a PDF file. If you’re not familiar with PDF files, it’s basically a digital printout that saves exactly as a printed paper, but it stays on your computer.
- No paper clutter
- Help save the environment by reducing paper and ink waste
- Easily find a file by searching your computer
How to save anything as PDF
Sometimes it’s necessary to have a hard copy of a document, but if you can keep it on your computer, PDF is a great way to save money and the environment by printing less, but still keeping your printouts in digital format.
PDFCreator is a free, open source PDF “printer” program for Windows that behaves like a physical printer, but instead of printing on paper, it creates a PDF file and allows you to save it to a place of your choice. You can learn about it and download for free here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/