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I've updated my CV with some flashy illustrative elements that I've positioned using absolute positioning in CSS. Now I want to print/export the site as a PDF. The problem is that all absolute positioned images loses their positioning attributes when I print it.

I've searched around for a solution, tried various PDF print plugins for firefox, changing the media type in the CSS to "all"... but still no success.

Does anyone know of a solution that would do what I want? The only alternative I can think of is to distribute my CV as a HTML file but I would like to avoid that if I can (from experience I know that some recruiters are a bit conservative when it comes to formats...)

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Have you tried a free PDF printer, such as this one? –  Karan Mar 14 '13 at 1:49

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I have tried wkhtmltopdf. I was really satisfied with it.

It uses the webkit rendering engine that renders the html so as to export under pdf.

My final pdf was really close to the original html.

However I have not tested absolute coordinates.

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Thanks a lot for the tip! Only problem is that I don't seem to figure out how to run it... I've tried downloading the installer and installing it, however running the installed program doesn't seem to do anything, I've downloaded the Windows Static Library, however I can't figure out how to run that either. Do you have any guiding for me perhaps...? –  AndroidHustle Mar 13 '13 at 17:53
I found some step by step guide in the wiki, I'll get back to you! –  AndroidHustle Mar 13 '13 at 17:55
you have to launch it by hand in the command console. cmd.exe. –  Stephane Rolland Mar 13 '13 at 17:55
yea thanks, I've come that far. problem is though that the website is a local HTML file and it's not hosted. I can't seem to find if that's supported or not. –  AndroidHustle Mar 13 '13 at 18:12

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