Mac Converting a group of webpages to 1 pdf?

w00tmaster

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Jun 21, 2004
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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.
 

Mudbug

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Jun 28, 2002
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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?
 

w00tmaster

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Jun 21, 2004
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Mudbug said:
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?

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?
 

cube

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- HTML -> XHTML with Tidy
- Combine results in one XML document
- XML -> XSL-FO with XSLT
- XSL-FO -> PDF with FOP