Help! How to convert local HTML files to PDFs?

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  1. timidhermit macrumors 6502

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    I am at a lost of how to seek help on this, so I am trying out this forum.

    I have a copy of my own website that I have cached entirely in my local hard disc. The site has a bunch of html files and javascript files. I want to find a way to CONVERT the entire website full of these html files to a big PDF file.

    I tried Adobe Acrobat that has a function to "extract" website to convert to PDF, but it does not work (errors out). These files are NO LONGER online (the website has long been decommissioned) so I cannot get Acrobat to access them online.

    Can someone please help?
     
  2. netslacker macrumors 6502

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    The easy way that comes to mind is to load the HTML file into Safari and then print it to PDF.

    File->Print->as PDF
     
  3. timidhermit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, that was not what I was looking for. The website has many, many HTML pages. I need the conversion to be done for ALL of the pages automatically and then combined them into a single PDF (each page in the PDF would be a HTML page).

    Help?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That may not be what you are looking for, but that is what you have to do. There is no natural order to separate HTML pages on a website. Therefore, it is impossible to automate the general case of all webpages associated with a particular website.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Probably not impossible with some scripting or something of the sort but an off-the-shelf solution like the OP is asking for seems unlikely.
     

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