The Plus Edition of this newsletter is available in PDF format at http://www.eogn.com/wp/thisweek.pdf. The PDF version seems to be a popular option as the "hit counter" on that page shows several hundred downloads every week. However, only the current week's version is available in PDF format.
Several people have asked if they can obtain PDF versions of previous editions, and the answer is, "Yes, if you do it yourself." That is super easy for Macintosh users and not too difficult on Windows.
For Macintosh users:
Every Macintosh manufactured in the past few years includes free software to store most anything in PDF format, including web pages. For instance, to use Safari web browser to store last week's Plus Edition newsletter in PDF format:
- Open Safari
- Go to last week's newsletter at http://www.eogn.com/wp/lastweek.htm (you may have to log on if you haven't been to the Plus Edition web site for several hours). That will display the newsletter in normal HTML format.
- In Safari, select FILE.
- Select PRINT
- Click on PDF, and then select SAVE AS PDF
- Specify a location and file name, then click SAVE
The new PDF file will be saved with the name and location you specified. It will be a perfect PDF rendition of the web page.
The instructions for Firefox, Opera, or Camino web browsers will be quite similar, although perhaps not exactly the same. All Mac web browsers can save web pages as PDF files. However, I'd suggest you first start with Safari. I find that Safari creates better looking PDF files than does Firefox or Camino.
The above instructions will work with any web page you display in a browser; it is not limited to this newsletter.
For Windows users:
Unlike Macintosh, Windows does not contain a built-in capability for creating PDF files. However, a number of third-party software vendors provide utilities to fill that void. Some of them are available free of charge while others may cost up to $200 or more.
I have experimented with several but have settled on PrimoPDF for my Windows computer. This and similar programs add an option to your Print menu; when you select File, then Print, you just change to dropdown of device choices to the program’s name, in this case, PrimoPDF. PrimoPDF is available free of charge and does all the basics well. You can learn more and download the program at http://www.primopdf.com.
Regardless of the solution you choose, never believe that the Plus Edition newsletter or any other web page is unavailable in PDF format. If you don't see it online, always remember that you can "do it yourself."