How to Save a Webpage as a PDF File, So You Later Can View It Offline

Ever find a web page that you want to save, perhaps as a PDF file? (I do that frequently.) An article by Tyler Lacoma in the Digital Trends web site tells exactly how to do that in a variety of different web browsers on Windows, Macintosh, Android, and Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). If you have an interest, you can find the instructions at: http://bit.ly/2zdTm2O.

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The iPad IOS method shown is out of date. There is now an option to save as pdf. Chosing this seems to reformat the page but it’s not obvious that you then need to save it again. I save to Google Drive and then access the file using the new brilliant IOS file manager, from which it is easy to rename the file. Viewing is also much better than using iBooks, which adds page breaks, and file is then fully usable just like any standard pdf.

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Consider using https://www.printfriendly.com/ – in addition to producing a print friendly version of a URL it also offers an option to save as a pdf.

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What a coincidence, I have been doing this for a while now. Just hit Print and the printer does the rest. Especially with receipts after paying my bills on line, the great thing is sometimes there are 2 or 3 pages with nothing but junk and you can pick the page you want to save. Sure saves on Ink & paper.

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I tried the instructions for both Edge and Firefox. Doesn’t work for me. No biggie because I tend to save pages as HTML anyway, but…

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I print anything I want off the web INTO PaperPort. I have my “Print in’s” set up as a PF view. Dick, you missed that little advantage in your review of the program not to long ago.
open PaperPort program
go to right top of windows (menu three horizontal bars) select print
click on properties in PaperPrt
set to 400 dpi
print to PaperPort rather than your default printer
make sure you have PaperPort as a printer selection

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THANKS FOR THE ARTICLE!

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Doesn’t work in Firefox for me either, I don’t get that same print screen

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