Converting Web Pages to PDF
Acrobat can convert a Web page or an entire Web site into a single PDF file. The result is a self-contained PDF version of the original Web page, with all images and graphics intact and with functioning links.
I use this feature to convert online manuals and other documentation into a PDF file that I can keep, read, and search offline.
To convert a single Web page to PDF:
- On the Quick Tools toolbar, choose Create > PDF from Web Page.
Acrobat presents you with the Create PDF from Web Page dialog .
- In the URL field, type the complete Web address of the Web page you want to convert to PDF.
- If you want to capture part of the entire Web site (that is, not just a single Web page), click the Capture Multiple Levels button, which reveals some additional controls :
- In the Get Only field, type the depth to which you want to convert the site. (See the sidebar “Web Site Conversion Settings.”)
- Select both “Stay on same path” and “Stay on same server.”
- Click Create.
Acrobat displays the Download Status dialog , showing you how the conversion is progressing.
When the conversion is finished, Acrobat displays the converted Web page or site in a document window. Note that there will be some differences in the text and graphics when they are converted. These changes are usually comparable to how a page’s appearance changes from one Web browser to another.