Desperately require app to convert .webarchive to .pdf

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marcel-v, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Hi guys, I really need to get an app to make this happen. I googling but it only found a workflow that only creates blank .pdf files. Any solutions?

    Please help.
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Open the .webarchive in Safari then File - Print - PDF - Save as a PDF.
  3. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Excellent! Thank you very much, works like a charm! I never new you could do that, very much appreciate your help. However, is there any application that can do this with a whole folder containing multiple .webarchive files?
  4. rbpinkney macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2008
    convert webarchive to pdf

    This doesn't work for me. The files I am trying to convert/save as pdf are Canada Post epost bills from utility companies. When I open them with Safari 4.0.5 (Tiger) they come back still polluted with epost banners, etc. and I still can't SaveAs pdf.

    It turns out I lied, i.e., misunderstood your post.

    Nope. Right the first time.
  5. rbpinkney macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2008
    Further to webarchive conversion to pdf

    New intelligence: Right-click inside the document frame and choose "Save Frame As...", give it a name (it is already .pdf), and hit "Save". You can also "Open Frame in New Window..." and then "Save As...". You still can't print to a pdf either way, but now who needs it?
  6. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    In any app you can "print > pdf > save as pdf"... it doesn't have to be Safari.
  7. rbpinkney macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2008
    Thanks. Unfortunately, though I am aware of this and use it regularly from MS Word and Excel, it did not work with a webarchive file opened in Safari 4.0.5 with Tiger on my Pismo laptop (neither Preview nor Word would open it). In Safari the "Save as PDF" is grayed out and not active. I checked again using Safari 5.0 with Leopard 10.5.8 on my 24" iMac and it works erratically: sometimes it prints the first half of the first page of a four-page document and other times it prints the whole document. The work-around (on my laptop) that I described in my previous post hasn't failed (yet). If I choose to do it on my iMac, it seems that I will be able to do it if I muck around long enough.

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