Article from website how to convert PDF and save in dropbox folder for read later ?

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    Hi All

    Any one know how to do the above ?

    Paul
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    To convert a web page to PDF in Safari you can use a 'bookmarklet' - a small piece of Javascript that will convert the web page to PDF.

    Just create a blank bookmark and enter the text below - in its entirety - in the place where the URL normally goes.

    javascript:pdf_url=location.href;location.href='http://pdfmyurl.com?url='+escape(pdf_url)

    (sometimes, when I paste this bookmarklet into iPad Forum a spurious space gets inserted in the 'http' part of the bookmarklet. It shouldn't be there so, if you see it, you'll have to edit it out.

    Now, when you want to convert a webpage to PDF, simply surf to the page you want to convert and select the above bookmarklet. Safari will convert the page to PDF and you'll then be able to save it in iBooks or another compatible app.

    Tim
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    Hi sir , thank for your sharing . But I refer to iPad and not computer. Do you know any app can do the above ?
    Paul
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    The instructions Tim gave you are for the iPad, give it a go.

    The Archangel
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    Hi Sir

    Thank for alert me . But I am unable to locate app by the name "bookmarklet". Pls enlighten me.

    Paul
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    There is no app involved except safari, just follow Tim's instructions, create a blank bookmark and insert the text that Tim has given you in his post.

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    Hi Sir

    Now I understand the power of java programming language. Will try later.

    Paul

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