Converting a group of webpages to 1 pdf?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by w00tmaster, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have a list of links to separate articles in HTML on a web page, and I want to amalgamate them into 1 big pdf. I know that I can visit each webpage individually and use Apple's print and save them as pdfs, however is it possible to use Applescript(or perhaps some other scripting language, I'm flexible here) to convert these to PDFs? Apple's printing page hasn't been very helpful on this issue.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Administrator emeritus

    Mudbug

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    Location:
    North Central Colorado
    #2
    real quick - what OS are you using?

    If 10.4.x Tiger, I've got a suggestion...

    Use automator to combine the pdfs into a single pdf document. Print each page using the finder to .pdf pages, then tell automator to combine the PDF documents into a single .pdf document. If that's not what you meant, can you elaborate?
     
  3. j26
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    j26

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    #3
    Print each page, and select "Save as PDF.."
    Use PDF Lab to combine them.

    It should work.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jun 21, 2004
    #4

    How do you use the print function in automator to print to pdf? I see the print function, but I cannot figure out how to get it to pdf. Are you supposed to set up a special printer that will automatically print to pdf?
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    May 10, 2004
    #5
    - HTML -> XHTML with Tidy
    - Combine results in one XML document
    - XML -> XSL-FO with XSLT
    - XSL-FO -> PDF with FOP
     

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