PDFs - Making PDF copies of webpages

1. Use a web browser such as Chrome to find the webpage you want to make a copy of. Then select the Print option.  A print panel will then appear. The exact layout of the print panel will depend on what browser you are using, and on what device, but some examples of print panels are shown below.

2. Select the Print to PDF, Save to PDF or Save as PDF option (in some systems there might be a save to Google Drive option allowing you to save as a PDF direct to Google Drive if that is what you want to do). Then select Print (or OK or Go or whatever button it is in your app which starts the process). 

Note: If you are using an IPad or IPhone you may not see a PDF option on the print panel. In this case you need to expand the print preview image (move finger and thumb apart) so that it fills the screen and then press 
 to save the PDF (to Google Drive for example).

3. You may be prompted to specify the destination folder and file name. Some systems have a prompt, as shown in the example below. If you are prompted, navigate to the appropriate folder and enter the name to be given to the PDF copy you are creating - e.g. 2014-03-15   Webpage www.bbc.co.uk/news and select Save (or OK or Go or whatever button it is in your app that you have to press to proceed).

If your system does not prompt for a destination folder and file name then it will be one of those systems which creates a PDF, with the same name as the file you are copying, in a default folder without further prompting. In this case there will probably be a message displayed like this:

Content saved as pdf file in My Documents   

to tell you into what folder the PDF copy has been saved. 


Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques, software or services described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software or service is reliable.

This page was lasted updated in November 2016. Disclaimer