Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
Downloading Articles as PDF's
Display Avatars Sort By:
Leigh Carter
(qoutdoor)
Downloading Articles as PDF's on 03/15/2013 14:40:23 MDT Print View

Can someone enlighten me as to how to download a given article as a PDF?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Downloading Articles as PDF's on 03/15/2013 14:50:39 MDT Print View

While on the article page, click on the "print" button right under the rating box at the top of the article. A new window should appear. When it does, click on your browser options and click 'print." On a Mac, I go to "file" then "Print." When your printer options box pops up, you may have an option to "print to PDF" or "save as PDF" or something like that. I do on a Mac at least. Then, just click that, and bingo! PDF on your computer.

Edited by T.L. on 03/15/2013 14:52:12 MDT.

Leigh Carter
(qoutdoor)
RE: Downloading Articles as PDF's on 03/15/2013 14:54:50 MDT Print View

I click on the print icon to see a print view of the article and it opens it in a new browser window. But I can only then save it a an HTML. I am on windows machine.

Edited by qoutdoor on 03/15/2013 14:55:24 MDT.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W-ish
Windows PDF print driver on 03/15/2013 15:02:22 MDT Print View

Google cutepdf, primopdf, nitropdf among others. All offer free Windows versions that emulate the applescript PDF code that's embedded in OSX.

Leigh Carter
(qoutdoor)
Getting the PDF directly from the site on 03/15/2013 15:09:45 MDT Print View

As an annual member one of the benefits that I should have is free downloads of all the articles as PDF's. When I print to cutePDF the formating is not great from HTML. If someone knows how to get the PDF directly that would be great.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Getting the PDF directly from the site on 03/15/2013 15:20:40 MDT Print View

There is no way to get any article directly as a PDF, it's simply not offered. Your only option is to print through software that offers PDF as a print option, as others have stated above.

Long ago there was a print magazine - hasn't been printed in years. You can get those old magazines as PDFs, that's it.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Getting the PDF directly from the site on 03/17/2013 22:04:31 MDT Print View

What I do when I wish to keep an article is to copy / paste to Word. Oftentimes, I do it by section -- instead of copy/paste in its entirety -- to avoid ugly, mismatched pics and margins and all that. A bit labor intensive, but very do-able. Once in Word, most modern office suites will give you the option to print to PDF file format instead of sending to the printer. If your word processor doesn't have this function, there are free apps you can download to give you the option.

Edited by ben2world on 03/17/2013 22:06:25 MDT.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Web page to PDF on 03/17/2013 22:23:24 MDT Print View

Try this if you'd rather not tinker with downloads.

Quick, simple and free:
http://www.web2pdfconvert.com/

Joshua B
(leukos) - F

Locale: Chicagoland
HTML to PDF converter on 03/17/2013 22:30:14 MDT Print View

Just do a search for "free HTML to PDF converter" there are a few available for PC windows.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: HTML to PDF converter on 05/03/2013 21:05:01 MDT Print View

Save as HTML, open in recent version of word and you should be able to save as pdf too without having to install 3rd party software.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: HTML to PDF converter on 05/04/2013 00:36:41 MDT Print View

> Save as HTML, open in recent version of word and you should be able to save as pdf
> too without having to install 3rd party software.
Works very easily. But you need Word.

Cheers

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Downloading Articles as PDF's on 05/04/2013 04:32:56 MDT Print View

primopdf

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: HTML to PDF converter on 05/04/2013 16:36:35 MDT Print View

You're right Roger, but I figure most people that run Windows and don't know about third party pdf printers are likely to own word as well. Years of IT consulting has also taught me people treat their computers about as knowledgeably as their cars; so as soon as they hear the word "install" they assume some kind of technician is necessary.