3 Easy Ways to Convert Webpages Into PDFs

MakeUseOf | 5/17/2018 | Kayla Matthews
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Most people know how to save print-friendly versions of webpages for easier reading. They often exclude many of the images and advertisements to save printing time and ink. But what about converting a webpage into a PDF?

By doing that, you could read any webpage offline in no-internet zones, making it easy to read articles and other pages offline. Here are several ways to turn webpages into PDFs.

Webpages - Offline - Viewing

How to Save Webpages for Offline Viewing

If you want to save a webpage to read later when you're offline, there are a few methods you can use -- but this one is the easiest and most reliable.

Browsers - Webpage - PDF - Steps - Screen

Some browsers allow saving a webpage as a PDF. You only need to go through some of the steps typically necessary to print what you see on the screen.

Multiple Ways To Capture Or Print What You See On Your Screen

Print - Screen - Term - Meaning - Decades

Print Screen is a term that lost its original meaning decades ago. Today, actually printing a screenshot takes several steps. Combined with shortcuts and software, you have a powerful 21st century tool at your fingertips.

If you are using Google Chrome, open the website you want to convert. Then, click Chrome’s menu button. It’s on the top right corner of the browser window and looks like three horizontal lines.

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Next, click the Print option. Doing that changes the screen to a print dialog box. Below the blue Print button and the Cancel option, look for the Destination section. It’s probably currently set to send the document to a connected printer.

Click the Change button in the Destination section. You’ll then see a list of options. Look for the Local Destinations menu, which includes a Save as PDF option. Choose that one, making the Destination change as a result.

Blue - Save - Button - Options

Before clicking the blue Save button, check out the options underneath. They determine...
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