Web page to .PDF converter.

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Here I will be using the Chrome browser
on Mac, and an online tool called
Readability.

Readability is a useful tool
for converting any page into readable
form. It removes all clutter from a web
page, thus allowing it to show only
content.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial:
Copy the link of the webpage
which you wish to convert into a
.pdf file.
Go to Readability shorten page
and add your link there, and click
on shorten and read. You can also
use the Readability Chrome
extension for quick access.
Click on “read now” and it will open the
webpage in readability format. Now, click
on File > Print in Chrome, and you can
set properties for your .pdf file. Usually,
I prefer to change the layout to portrait
view.
Click on “Save”, and it will save your
webpage in .pdf format. You can check
the above converted file. Simply right
click on this link, and save the file on
your desktop.
Using Safari as a free
webPage-to-.pdf converter:

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The Safari browser offers a “reader”
option by default, which  means that you
don’t need to use Readability’s URL
shortener. Let’s have a look at how you
can use Safari to convert an HTML
webpage into a .pdf file:
Open any page in Safari. Once
the page is loaded, click on the
blue reader icon in the URL field.
This will bring up a readability
format of the page (ad free and
content focused).
Click on the Print icon by
hovering your mouse on the page
you’re reading with Safari
reader. This will bring up the print
option for Safari, where you can
make several changes such
as alignment, page-size and the like.
I prefer keeping the page size here
as A5 or B5, as it improves the
readability of a .pdf file.
I have tried all of the suggestions
above on my computer, and it takes
no more than 5 seconds to convert an
HTML page into .pdf format.
These suggestions will save you a lot of
time that you might have spent
searching for 3rd party software to
convert your webpages into .pdf format.
You can also use PDF Escape to edit your
.pdf files online. While converting a few
HTML files into .pdf format, I realized
that this could be a great way to start
creating an eBook from existing content.
You can also distribute them in many
other formats online.
Here is a video demo for converting a
blog post into .pdf format using Chrome:
If you have additional tips for spicing up
converted .pdf files, feel free to share
them with me via the comments section
below.
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