Create PDF File From Web Page For Free of Cost or Any Third Party Apps Using Safari Browser. Self hosted WordPress is the ideal candidate. This guide to create PDF file from Web Page using Safari browser is intended for the web masters – the content, for legal purpose should be yours. This is a semi manual method of PDF file generation and can be customized to the way you want.
Create PDF File From Web Page Using Safari Browser : Perquisites
Previously, we have described about the WordPress Plugins for PDF file generation. In another article, we have discussed about the rich snippets and microformats for PDF file like attachment.
Manual creation of PDF file has many advantages over the automatic Plugin powered system. Perquisites are :
- It is better to have WordPress with Genesis Framework with Genesis Print style Plus installed.
- OS X, that means a Mac.
- Thats it.
Create PDF File From Web Page Using Safari Browser : Steps
While logged out, open your webpage on Safari browser. Click View Option and click Show Reader and you will get beautiful plain text like reader. The keyboard shortcut is [SHIFT] + [COMMAND] + [R]. To escape this mode, you can use the keyboard shortcut. Reader does the right works :
- Remove all the fields except the article’s text.
- Hyperlinks remains intact.
- All AdSense Ads get removed.
- You can change the Font Size.
You can now point towards Safari’s File menu > Export as PDF File… option or you can simply highlight the whole text and paste in TextEdit.
Now, it depends whether you will use Adobe Acrobat or some other PDF file Editor to add more pages to add more data in the PDF file. This part is optional step. For the most; exporting will work fine. OS X has some nice included features which are quite helpful for the persons related to web business.