How To Save a Web Page as a PDF in 6 Easy Steps
There are several reasons why it can be helpful to save a web page as a PDF. For example, you may want to add helpful content to your business presentation. Sometimes it’s a good idea to save a copy of a blog post you use frequently in case you don’t have internet access. With a PDF, you can take the information anywhere you go. How can you save a web page as a PDF on different browsers?
How To Save a Web Page as a PDF on Chrome
The first option for transforming a web page into a PDF is to use tools directly in your favorite browser. Many browsers, including Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, have the ability to save pages in PDF format. This usually involves the Print command. However, instead of printing the content using a printer, you need to export it as a PDF. Here’s what to do on Google Chrome, though the same basic principles apply to saving as PDF on Microsoft Edge:
- Open Chrome and go to the web page you want to save as PDF.
- Click on the Options menu, which looks like three dots in a vertical line.
- Press Ctrl + P or select the Print option. You should see a preview of the page appear.
- Go to the “Destination” drop-down menu and choose “Save as PDF.”
- Click “Save.” A new window will open, letting you decide where you want to save the new PDF file. If you want, you can also change the save name.
- Press “Save.” Now the page is a PDF.
This process saves everything on the page in your PDF, including images, captions, and hyperlinks. However, this process is pretty basic, so the formatting may not always end up perfect. If you just want to save a portion of the page as a PDF, such as a cool diagram or infographic, it may be easier to capture a screenshot as a JPG file and then use PDFSimpli to convert this image to PDF.
How To Convert a Web Page to PDF
Converting a site’s page to PDF with an extension or plugin can help you streamline the process if you’re working with many different browsers simultaneously. For example, some people use the Adobe PDF toolbar, which adds a “Convert” button to any browser. However, you need an expensive Adobe Acrobat Pro subscription to access it. Note: Using the Adobe PDF toolbar requires you to install a plugin. Some employers discourage or prohibit employees from doing this.
PDFSimpli is a fast solution for creating PDFs from many different sources, including Word documents, JPG images, and PNG files. With our SCANSimpli app, capturing content as a PDF is easier than ever. You can edit, sign and save PDFs and send them to coworkers directly from your mobile device.
How To Save a Web Page as PDF on Firefox
Firefox doesn’t have a “Print” option that lets you save web pages in PDF format. This means you need to install a separate plugin. To find add-ons for Firefox, click the Menu button > Add-ons > Recommendations. This shows you a list of recommended plugins for the browser. You can also click on “Find more add-ons,” which will direct you to the Mozilla library of add-ons.
Another option for Windows 10 users is the Microsoft Print to PDF tool. To get to the Print menu, press Ctrl + P. Make sure your browser is open at the time. Next, choose Microsoft Print to PDF from the list of options and press OK. Once you create a save name, you have a new PDF document.
How To Save on Mac
Safari for Apple devices also lets you save PDFs from websites. With the page open, press Command + P to bring up the printer window. Instead of changing the printer options, go to the bottom left of the page to the drop-down menu that says “PDF.” Here, select the “Save as PDF” option and create a new save name.
The advantage of saving pages for later reference is that it makes teamwork easier. You can make sure coworkers see the same data that you have. PDFs are compressed files, so emailing them or sending them via text is simple. With PDFSimpli, you can even underline parts of the document or add notes to it before sending it.
Lisa Bowlin is a staff writer at WorkSimpli. Her background in Business Operations motivates her to improve access to legal advice in underserved groups, especially in areas like business formation...
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