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056 - Save to PDF on Mac

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In CrunchyTip 54 I showed you how to save a webpage as a PDF on iOS. It’s easier on the Mac, but be careful of an easy to make mistake.

Find a web page you’d like to save as a PDF.

Click File.

You’ll see the option, Export as PDF…

If you choose this option the web page is converted to a long, one page PDF. Also, if the website has a print friendly view this will not be applied and will usually include unnecessary headers, footers, and advertisements.

Instead, click File then Print…

When the print dialog appears click the PDF button, then Save as PDF.

Choose a file location and change the file name if you wish.

When you open the PDF, you’ll see it has been formatted for printing and laid out on multiple page.

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