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Some people want to keep and share the contents of a web page, while others want to save it for offline research. In either case, it is mandatory to know how to print website to PDF without putting much hassle.
Saving and printing webpages as PDF allows you to access the information when you don't have an active internet connection. It also means that you have a permanent version of the webpage, in case the owner of that site makes significant changes or deletes the site altogether.
While Google Chrome and Safari come with built-in tools to print webpages to PDF files, sometimes you might find it difficult to save webpage to PDF as it appears. This article will not only show you how to print website to PDF, but also preseve its look.
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How to Print Website to PDF in Browsers
You can easily print a webpage to PDF in commonly used browsers, e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. They all work in a very simple way. Here we'll show you how to print a website to PDF in Google Chrome as an example.
Step 1 Open the website you want to print to PDF on Google Chrome.
Step 2 Click the three-dot icon on the top right corner of Chrome and select Print. Or use the shortcut: Ctrl + P (Command+P on Mac).
Step 3 In the pop-up window, you can see the preview of the webpage on the left. On the right panel, choose Save as PDF in the Desitination menu. Click More settings to adjust paper size, scaling, etc.
Step 4 Click the Save button to print the website to PDF file.
How to print website to PDF without changing format
Sometimes, printing a webpage to PDF results in an incomplete PDF or changes the look of the webpage. Here are three tricks to fix the problem.
- Use a website to PDF converter. For example, Wondershare PDFelement allows you to enter the address of a Website on the program and then create a PDF file of the website without changing its look. Learn more on Part 2.
- Use an extension to take full webpage screenshots and then save the screenshots as a PDF file. GoFullPage, FireShot are great extensions for taking screenshots of full webpage in Google Chrome, Firefox.
- Save the webpage as a HTML file and then convert HTML to PDF. Right click on the web page, select Save as. This will give you three options: HTML only, Single File, Complete. Choose to save the website as a complete webpage or in signle file to preserve its look.
How to Print Website to PDF as It Appears(Quick Fix)
Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor is a one-stop solution to cater to all your PDF needs, be it editing a PDF file, merging PDFs, extracting annotations, filling forms, creating password protections, and more. Additionally, it allows you to convert website to PDF format in one click, so you can easily print them and keep files for offline viewing.
Trying to figure out how to print web page to pdf using Wondershare PDFelement? Keep scrolling the page and find the complete guide to carrying out the process with ease.
Step 1Create PDF from Website
Run PDFelement on your computer, click the + icon and select From HTML to create PDF from a webpage
Step 2Enter the URL of Website
On the pop-up window, enter the URL of a web page that you want to save as PDF. And click Create.
Step 3Print Website to PDF
Wait till the PDF file is created. You can see the website is converted to PDF in a perfect format. Save the PDF file.
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Moreover, it is extremely simple to use and is available in both paid and free versions. Users can either choose the basic version or go for the paid one, based on their requirements and budget. However, you should also keep in mind that the pro version is packed with tons of features that you might not get to enjoy in the free version of the tool.
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Tip: How to Print HTML to PDF
HTML is the markup language for creating websites. It is a standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and used by most modern browsers. This language uses special tags to describe the structure of a document.
While you can print HTML as PDF, it's not always easy to do so. There are many different types of printers, and each one has its own quirks. Since there are various printing techniques to save HTML pages, the printing outcomes also differ accordingly.
Always use the print-friendly version of your site when printing HTML pages. You can also use the built-in borderless printing capabilities of most browsers to ensure that your pages look their best when printed. Finally, make sure that all fonts are set to 100% and that you do not have any white space on either side of your text or images.
If you have a simple page, you can modify every single HTML attribute to dramatically improve the printed result. Open your HTML file in a text editor and search for any link or style. Reload the page in your browser and choose File > Print. If everything looks good, then you can now print the website with the background.
In addition, you can control more aspects of printing, such as you can even target print-specific styling on individual elements. To simply print an HTML page, you can
- Open a document in the HTML editor.
- Click on File > Print or press Ctrl + P to initiate the printing process.
In addition, you can also take a print preview before finally clicking on the "Print" button.
Tip: How to Print HTML Code to PDF with Notepad
Notepad is Microsoft Windows' basic text editing program, that creates files using the .txt file format. In addition to creating and saving notes, this software is a perfect choice to print HTML code to PDF.
- To initiate a process, first of all, you need to open an HTML file with Notepad. /li>
- Now, as soon as the HTML page opens in Notepad, it will show its codes as it appears in the HTML editor.
- Take your cursor to the menu bar and click on the File button. From there, you can tap the "print" option.
- The print settings will now appear on the screen and you can then choose the Microsoft Print to PDF under the "Select Printer" settings, and it will be saved as a PDF version.