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How to download a full website as PDF?

Other than using adobe acrobat, what software can print/save out entire sites (For example http://physicsclassroom.com/class AND http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/vectors/...) as PDFs?

I know I can download the entire site using internet download manager (IDM) but I can't convert and merge them together without using acrobat... or can I???

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Use a application like Primo PDF (there are a lot of similar applications) this will install a printer queue on your machine of the same name which you can print to and the output will be a PDF file.

Using these types of programs you can convert anything you would normally be able to print to a PDF.


To do a whole web site you could look at automating the process. Use IDM to download the site. Then you could run this from the command line (assuming your working directory is the root folder with all the downloaded html pages).

for /f %f in ('dir *.html /b /s') do <Full path to primo PDF install>\PrimoPDF.exe %f

Just change the text in the angled brackets to the path to your primo PDF install. Using IDM and that command together should download the entire site and convert every page to a PDF (one per page). This takes out a lot of the manual work, however I can't test to see if this will convert the revered HTML page or the raw HTML...

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Yes but for an entire site, I'd need to do this for each web page. right? –  wizlog Sep 2 '11 at 1:44
    
Yes, but then you can just use a free tool to merge them if you require, though it may be easier from an organizational/compartmentalization perspective to keep one file for each page... depending on how large or numerous the pages are. –  Windos Sep 2 '11 at 1:46
    
I have hundreds of web pages! Then find me that merging tool. Make your answer complete. –  wizlog Sep 2 '11 at 1:49
    
Googling "Merge PDF files" brings up a tone of site and programs. You could try pdfmerge.com –  Windos Sep 2 '11 at 2:24
    
Also, I have added to my answer. –  Windos Sep 2 '11 at 2:32

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