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Create a long, single page pdf from a web article

2130 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 10:55 PM by Don Morris RSS
Pixelboxer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 4, 2012 4:18 PM

How to print a webpage onto a long, single page PDF file? I know there's a lot of apps that can generate a PDF, but all I found until now separates the article in multiple pages, which makes things like this a mess - the photos are splitted in half, or the pages have huge empty spaces.

 

I'm looking for a solution to this. ANY solution. Could be an app for iOS or OS X, an website, anything that can generate a single page PDF quick and easy.

iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,385 points)

    Use the Safari extension Awesome Screenshot.

    Go to Safari menu Safari > Safari Extensions to download it.

     

    Puts an icon in teh Safari toolbar and lets you capture one long page (or other ways) as well as annotate.

  • ddkilzer Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 11:13 PM (in response to Pixelboxer)

    Is there any particular reason you want to do this?  If you want to save the web page for viewing offline, the webarchive format might work better (File > Save as... > WebArchive in Safari for OS X).  I think there are apps on the iOS App Store that help with this as well.

  • leekatt Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to Pixelboxer)

    Acrobat (full version) has a "create PDF from web page" feature that does a decent job of taking a long-scrolling web page and slicing it into a paginated PDF. The page divisions are really pretty good.

     

    As for why you might want to do this, I've used it to create a document out of a web form so I can distribute it to others. I needed to do this because access to the form is limited, but I need information from others to complete it.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 11, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to leekatt)

    There are several Web services that do this.

     

    Of them, I've tested http://www.pdfonfly.com on my iPad 3 and it worked just flawlessly. The generated PDF can, then, be sent to other PDF-enabled apps (GoodReader etc.), from where you can also post / send it further via the "Open In" menu.

     

    That is, go to http://www.pdfonfly.com , paste (enter) the address of the URL to convert, the catcha and, then, tap the link under the ad in the next page.

  • Don Morris Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 10:55 PM (in response to Pixelboxer)

    Stumbled across this thread while looking for an iOS web-to-PDF (non-paginated) solution. There are several that I'm aware of for OS X:

     

    SnapWeb

     

    The horribly out-of-date web page states the current version works on Snow Leopard; I can confirm it works on Lion, but didn't test Mountain Lion.

     

    Saft

     

    Whoops, no, sorry -- this one is no longer available. The Export PDF command provided a non-paginated PDF.

     

    Skitch

     

    Download version 1.0.12 -- do not use 2.x, which removes the web capture feature.

     

    WebSnapper

     

    I love TastyApps apps. The "Save to Multipage PDF" button is misleading; the app will save either a paginated PDF or a non-paginated one.

     

    Paparazzi!

     

    Like SnapWeb, this one's been around a while and isn't polished. But it works.

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