:?: How to Convert Website to PDF

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:?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by zigsta » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:33 pm

Is it possible to convert a webpage into at pdf file? If it is, can I just convert parts of the webpage not the whole thing? (It's a forum thread)

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by Nico - Tracker Supp » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:56 pm

Hi zigsta,

Thank you for your post and welcome to the forum!
Yes, it is possible to convert a Web page into .pdf format. We advice you to use our PDF-XChange Addin for Internet Explorer for this purpose. There is an option from the Addin that allows you to convert just a selection of the current page instead of the entire page.
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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by zigsta » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:00 am

Thank you for the quick reply and the information I was looking for! :)

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:05 am

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by edgarcia » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:14 pm

I just would like to ask if there are PDF-XChange Addin available for other browsers, e.g. chrome, rockmelt, mozilla?

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by DensiaV » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:37 am

Interesting info, thanks!

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:40 am

Hello edgarcia,

For now our Add-in is only available for Internet Explorer, but we are considering adding support for other browses in the future as well.

DensiaV - glad that you find this useful.

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by vcharlotte35854 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:30 am

I would also be VERY VERY interested in this for other browsers (esp. Firefox)!!

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:24 am

Hi Virginia,

Thanks - your voice is also heard!

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by bawldiggle » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:41 pm

Has the addin for Mozilla/Firefox addin been developed yet?

Presently I am using another parties "Print Pages to PDF" addin but it has a LOT of shortcomings.
By default it dumps web-PDFs into "C:\Users" on my SSD drive ... not where I want it!

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:02 pm

Hi bawldiggle,

Thanks for the post - I'm afraid that not add-in has yet been developed for Firefox or Chrome, but you should find that either our Lite or Standard print drivers are capable of producing good PDF's in most instances, in these browsers.

As far as I'm aware, we're still looking at adding this, but I'm afraid it's still a little ways off, as the Editor is still our primary focus at the moment, then we will be looking at overhauling PDF-Tools.

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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by bawldiggle » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:24 pm

Thanks Will :)
... you should find that either our Lite or Standard print drivers are capable of producing good PDF's in most instances ...
  1. Do the Tracker printer drivers successfully reproduce links ?
  2. Is "most instances" indicative of "shakey" links in some PDFs of web pages ?
  3. Just investigated "Lite" and "Standard". Is there a comparison table?
    What's in and what is out is not clearly obvious ... particularly "Standard"
  4. Do Lite + Standard integrate with new "Editor" or are they standalone apps. ?
That "other parties" results do not reproduce links successfully. The PDF links "cannot even find "Tracker" software :(
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Re: :?: How to Convert Website to PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:38 am

Hi bawldiggle,
Do the Tracker printer drivers successfully reproduce links ?
I believe that PDF-XChange Standard (installed as PDF-XChange Printer 2012) should preserve these links, but Lite won't. This is by design.
Is "most instances" indicative of "shakey" links in some PDFs of web pages ?
It's extremely difficult to pinpoint what pages won't convert well and why, but in those instances, we suggest either trying a different browser or using the Office Add-in. Failing that, we would then need to take a closer look to see what, if anything, we could do to help.
Just investigated "Lite" and "Standard". Is there a comparison table?
What's in and what is out is not clearly obvious ... particularly "Standard"
Here's a link to the Product Feature Comparison Chart:
http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xch ... ison-chart
Do Lite + Standard integrate with new "Editor" or are they standalone apps. ?
Hopefully I've understood right here, but I believe that you're asking whether or not a printer is automatically installed when installing the Editor? Currently, Lite is a standalone application and must be installed separately to the Editor, but an Editor serial key/license key will also license Lite.

PDF-XChange Standard is actually really a bundle of Office2PDF5, the PDF-XChange Printer 2012 and pdfSaver5, but it doesn't come integrated with the Editor.

Hope that helps!
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