I love PDF

In my mind whenever I see PDF I think “pretty damn fine” which is how I think of PDF files. I love them even more because I have a mac which has built into it a “save as PDF” option when you print anything. (Snapshot below is an example of that.)

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So I was excited to discover a new site (via a post from someone in my Feedly feed – can’t remember who unfortunately) – PDFmyURL.com. Sometimes you just want to save the whole page!

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I tested it out on this blog post from a friend of mine – Phone a friend. It saved into 4 pages – here’s a snapshot of the first page.

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By dragging the bookmarklet from the home page to your toolbar you can then just click on it whenever you’re at a page you want to save as a PDF file.

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NOTE: Tested only on a Mac and with Firefox – I have no idea how this works with a Windows machine or other browsers. What DOESN’T work is trying to save secure pages – for instance trying to save this page as I was editing it resulted in the Edublogs login page showing.