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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by svasanth, Nov 5, 2011.
Is there a way to print web pages directly to PDF through the printer menu on iPad?
PDF Printer for iPad in App Store. But I haven't tried it...
Hello and welcome to the forum!
You might want to explain your exact needs better - e.g. I can open Safari, pull up a Web page (such as a book description on the Amazon site), then select the print option - the page(s) are printed to my Canon printer using a Wi-Fi app called 'Fingerprint' - so my question is whether you want to save the Web page as a PDF file and/or print as a PDF file? Do you need to 'edit' the saved Web page as a PDF file? Further explanation may help provide better advice.
Both the FingerPrint (Windows and Mac) and Printopia (Mac only) programs allow you to print to folders as well as printers on your computer. When you print to a folder you get a PDF. They work with any app that supports printing from within the app.
Yes - When I open Safari and pull up a Web page, I would like to print the page to PDF from the Print option (the one we get on clicking the button with an arrow bending towards the right).
Apple doesn't allow for PDF converters to act as virtual printers and thus made the option you want impossible to implement with Safari.
But PDF Printer and PDF PROvider applications have their own internal browsers (designed by Apple specially for apps), which you can use to print webpages to PDF.
If you don't mind the PDF ending up on the computer, you can print to folders (instead of a printer) with the mentioned Fingerprint program. If you have a Mac, Printopia will do the same thing with a few more options. With either you should be able to set up DropBox on the same computer and print to that folder, making it easy to get the PDF back on the iPad.
I've done this with Printopia and it works pretty well.
This thread is related and worth a look. I'd forgotten about the ability to use PDFmyURL. It's a good way to turn web pages into PDF and save them.