Saving webpage as PDF - scrollable vs. multiple pages?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by bgrace, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. bgrace macrumors regular

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    When I save a webpage as a PDF using the “Create PDF” from the share sheet, it creates a long, scrollable PDF without page breaks. Is there a way to save a webpage as a PDF with multiple pages?

    Just wondering - does anyone like the way it currently creates webpage PDFs as one scrollable page?
     
  2. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    For pages use the print option of the share sheet. When you see the print example, zoom in and them you can save as a multi page PDF.
     
  3. bgrace thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn’t know about that, thanks! I wonder why a single scrollable page is the default for “Create PDF.”
     
  4. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    You’re welcome. And I hadn’t seen the option to save as a single page (and last week I was looking for such an option :) )
     
  5. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    Is this ability to Print as PDF in iOS only possible if the site admin presented a "print" button on that webpage?
     
  6. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know, the print option is always available on the share sheet. After you choose print on the share sheet you see a print example. It is necessary to zoom in/enlarge this print example to get the PDF which can be saved then.
    It is explained here:
    http://osxdaily.com/2017/04/17/save-as-pdf-iphone-ipad-gesture/
     
  7. DeepIn2U, Oct 15, 2017
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    Great tip BUT unfortunately ... at least for every iPhone I've owned since iOS 7: iPhone 5S x2, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S x3(32/128/64GB), iPhone 7 (current 256GB with LOTS of free space) this method has never worked. First, of course 'Select a Printer' is looking for an actual printer with bluetooth (I don't own one), and using Pinch-to-Zoom just opens up a preview. From the source in your link quoted above ... I do NOT have the bottom left-hand Share Sheet option.

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    Instead I get the following:

    A) original share sheet to create a PDF
    Which then allows me to create standard PDA and save to Files


    B) original share sheet to Print where I pinch zoom in and the share sheet icon is on the top right hand corner. I think this has changed even more in iOS 11.0.3
     

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  8. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    You don’t have to select a printer. Just pinch to zoom in. On iOS 11 the share sheet icon is top right (or at least on my iPhone 5s and iPad Air 2). In the share sheet I can save the PDF to several apps, including Files.
     

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