Pdf app for web pages

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  1. Dan983
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    I purchased PDF Expert thinking it could PDF web pages. I can't seem to make iT work. Can you recommend another app?

    Thanks
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    You don't need an app - Safari can do this for you.

    You need a 'bookmarklet' - check that Javascript is turned on in your Safari 'Settings'

    Paste the following as a bookmark

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

    Now, when you want to convert a web-page to PDF, display on Safari the web page you want to convert and then select the above bookmark. It will be converted to PDF in Safari and then you can save it to iBooks or some other app that can read PDF.

    Tim
    PS posting puts a space in one of the http which you'll need to edit out
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    That's an elegant solution mate, I was looking for a way to do this.

    Would be nice to have a virtual pdf printer for all print compatible apps. The jailbreak app Trueprint used to work on the Ipad 1, but obviously that's not an option on the ipad 2 at the moment.

    This is great though as 99% of the time I want to create a pdf from safari. Until now I have just been taking screen snapshots to the camera roll, but this is a much better solution.
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    Another solution, if you have the GoodReader app: open the web-page, then type g in front of the http://... address, so it reads ghttp://...

    Then press go, and the page will load into GoodReader.
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    thanks a lot, it worked!
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    Thanks
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    When I try to copy and paste the URL, I get an error message stating the address is invalid. Oh well.




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    Thereis an app called url2pdf which will do what you want.

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