For years I have used SnagIt for screen capture, and occasionally capture web pages and then saved that content as a pdf file. While I will still continue to use SnagIt for many screen captures, this dog has finally learned a new trick. For saving web pages to pdf, using the Google Chrome web browser yields a much better result. There are two options:
- Directly save a web page using Chrome's native pdf support
- Install the free <Print Friendly & PDF> Chrome extension and save to pdf
Try the basic Chrome functionality, but if ... like me ... you want to expand text of a web page without expanding the corresponding graphics, use Print Friendly & PDF. Here are some screenshots, and a resulting PDF file from last Summer's Upper Mississippi River - 30th Wedding Anniversary Tour Bike Tour. The pdf file was generated using Print Friendly & PDF, not Google Chrome's native print capabilties.
- Google Chrome allows one to expand/decrease text and graphics, but only in tandem ... not seperately
- If one only wants to save text, Print Friendly & PDF enables one to strip out graphics
Click upon any screenshot to view at full size and resolution.
Adobe Reader Settings: Set <View><Page Display> to <Single Page Contiuous>
Google PDF Print Screenshot #1
Google PDF Print Screenshot #2
Print Friendly & PDF