If you have the Internet you can surely access countless websites that are of interest to you. It is not at all a difficult task to search for that site and start reading the content, right? But sometimes you may need to save a web page as a PDF on your device. We are going to show you how to achieve this regardless of the browser you choose.
Why you should save a web page as PDF
The question may not have a clear answer at first glance, but the truth is that it makes a lot more sense.
And yes, on the Internet you have everything you need, even the oldest, but the truth is that from time to time you have to make a “manual recovery” of a website that you have visited, or simply made a copy so as not to lose sight of the visual state that you have created.
The fact is that you can save your web pages as PDF favorites, something that you probably need for several reasons.
Before we have already mentioned one that will surely be very helpful if you are making a web page.
And it is that when you have already finished it you only need to move it to PDF to see how it has been and to have a “photo” in case you lose the changes made.
Another reason may be to save it to read it later and know that wherever you go you have no coverage.
This is a very interesting function in that sense, since you can reread the content of a page whenever and wherever you want.
And the combination of both can be considered the third reason, which is the memory. Do you remember when you used to make magazine clippings? Well, this is a very similar way to save an article like this and never lose sight of it.
You will only have to follow the steps that we are going to show you now and you can do it from any browser.
How to save a web page as PDF
What’s promised is certainly true, and we won’t beat around the bush. You just have to choose the option you like the most of those we are going to propose and follow the steps:
From Google Chrome
- Click on the options button (the three dots at the top right)
- Select “Print”.
- In the new box choose “Print to PDF”.
- Click on “Save”.
- Choose the destination folder and name
- Click on “Save”.
From the fox browser you also have an option just like the one we presented before from Chrome. In fact you have two options if you want to save a web page as PDF.
The first is the one we are telling you about, and the second has to do with a free extension that you can download to your browser.
Its name is PDF Mage, and you can access it from the link we have left. It works by automatically generating a PDF from the site you have opened.
As you can imagine, Microsoft Edge works in the same way as Chrome. The reason is simple and is that both have the same programming base, which is Chromium.
For that reason you will find many similar functions, but the Redmond company has recently added a shortcut to save web pages as PDF.
The thing is that you can use the classic method, but Microsoft Edge adds this function in the “Save as” feature. So it will be much easier for you to find this command that you can activate with the keyboard shortcut ctrl+S.
Of course, Mac users also have an option to save web pages as PDF.
The truth is that their method is also quite similar to the browsers that we have proposed before, but we will summarize it in these steps:
- Go to Safari
- Find the web page you want to save
- Select File > Print
- Click on the drop-down menu of options (in the separator bar)
- Click on “Safari
- Set the web page print options
- You will now have a PDF file with the page you wanted to save in the destination location.