There are a multitude of services available, online and otherwise, for turning a web page into a PDF. You can of course simply print the page to a virtual PDF printer device, or go via postscript then convert to PDF. However, I often find that the results are not very pleasing (<pre> tags anybody?) and there are times when you don’t want everything from the web page. Today I discovered yet another use for Google Docs – PDF creation from web pages.
- Save the web page (save as “web page, HTML only”)
- Upload the HTML file to Google Docs
- Do a little editing, either visually or source, to remove what you don’t need
- Save, then download as PDF (or an editable format if required)
You’ll be seeing the results of this in my forthcoming Bio::Blogs post.