What methods are there to PRINT with Obsidian?

I’m new to Obsidian.

Apparently it has no ability to Print (pretty major feature).

When I try to Google methods to bypass this issue, everyone literally just keeps saying: “Export to PDF, then Print” (with zero explanation).

A slight problem however: as far as I know, there is no “Export to PDF” command in Obsidian, so I have no idea how everyone keeps implying that it works.

I know there are Community Plugins that seem to add an Export to PDF function, however they appear overly-complicated: requiring you to download 3rd-party apps (Typora, etc) (some of which cost money).

All I’m looking for is a simple method to print my Obsidian notes. I find it far more likely that I’m missing something obvious, compared to the likelihood that a program as amazing as Obsidian literally has no way of accomplishing a core function of knowledge management: Printing. I don’t even care if the printout retains the “style” of my notes - I just need the data to be printable.

If someone wouldn’t mind: could you please explain if it is possible to print Obsidian notes and, if so, please don’t just say something ridiculously unhelpful like: “Convert to PDF” without explaining E.X.A.C.T.L.Y. how to do that. Help Forums exist to help people who don’t know how to do something - they don’t exist to allow committing the Curse of Knowledge cognitive bias.

Thank you in advance to those who take the time to be truly helpful.

P.S.: I keep Googling and keep running into walls: Like this announcement that literally says v0.9.11 can “now export to PDF” - yet it literally doesn’t spend the 5 seconds to explain how to do it.

My copy of Obsidian says it is version 1.1.9, so I should have the export to PDF function?

Should have these options:

Thank you so much for your detailed help!

I have no idea what’s going on with my Obsidian, but when I use the Ctrl + P command palette and type “Export” or “PDF” it shows me absolutely no options for Exporting.

However, the 3 ellipsis option in the top-right DOES have the “Export to PDF” option (hidden among 23 other options), so I can at least use that!

Again: thank you for helping me solve this ridiculous problem. I wish I didn’t have to trouble you, but the entire 1st page of Google’ing: “obsidian how to export note to pdf” literally only returns articles from years ago talking about how “Obsidian can’t export” or “Workarounds to export” or “Download Pandoc/Typora”. No idea why the first Google search return wasn’t an article showing exactly what your answer showed me. Perhaps, after Google spiders this forum, it finally will be.

Thank you!

P.S.: I also noticed even the official Obsidian Help site returns “No results found” if you search for “export”. If you search for “PDF”, the only results are: “How to embed a PDF”, and “Credits” to the Apache License 2.0 for pdf.js.

Sigh… I have no idea how such an important feature is not search-able on Obsidian’s main help site.

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Good to hear you have a way forward.

Enjoy :+1::grinning::partying_face:

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