.webarchive to .pdf or .jpeg?

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  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know if/how I can save a .webarchive file as a PDF or JPEG?
    I just want to be able to view the page when I'm not on the internet, and if the page ever gets deleted I want to be able to keep a copy.
    The page is an iCloud journal my brother made for my son's birthday, so it's composed of a bunch of images. I realize that I can save the individual images but I'd like to keep a copy of the collage as well.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You don't need to be connected to the internet to view a webarchive file. However, you can always do a Print>Pdf>Save as PDF. You can do that from the webpage without saving as a webarchive first.
     
  3. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In this case, it seems as if I do. If I turn off wi-fi I cannot view the webarchive on my mac or ipad, the page pops up and it says "this journal is unavailable" vs. all the photos it normally shows.
    I tried the print>pdf>save as PDF and it did not work, it saved the page as 17 distorted pages of what appears to be the individual pages (although there are more than 17 pics on the collage) they are all stretched and distorted it is hard to even tell which "photo" is which.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm...maybe it's something to do with iCloud. I'm not familiar with how it works. Do you view it with Safari?
     
  5. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've viewed it in safari and Firefox but I was only able to save it as a web archive from safari.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    In that case, I can't think why you can't view it offline. :confused:
     
  7. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have no idea either. I didn't even realize it until I tried to show it to my grandmother (she doesn't have Internet). That's why I was hoping to be able to save it as a Jpeg or PDF.
    Maybe I could take a bunch of screenshots and paste them together... Will prob come out like crap though... :-/
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Post #2 already tells how to print to a PDF file. Try that.
     
  9. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uh and post three says I already tried that and it did not work.
     
  10. GGJstudios, Apr 14, 2012
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    How many web pages are involved?
     
  11. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's one page but from what I can tell because it's a collage of photos from iPhoto iOS journal whenever you click on the photos they appear in full screen- would those full screen shots = an additional page?
    I just want a copy of the one full main page (I don't need the full size individual photos)
    I can link the page if that would help?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It may not be the most elegant solution, but you could take screen captures of the page... take one, scroll down a page, take another, etc. Then you could join those shots in one long .png file. Also, if saving as a .pdf didn't work, you might try installing CUPS-PDF and then File > Print from Safari to the CUPS-PDF "printer".
     
  13. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I paste the screen captures together to make a .png file?
    You would think apple would have came up with a decent way to save journals! And not have to be tied to the internet to view them!
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There may be apps that can do this easily. While not elegant, here's one method that will work. Let's say you have 10 screen captures that are 1000 pixels wide and 700 pixels high.

    1. Start by taking another screen cap of some blank white space... any size.
    2. Open that screen cap in Preview and use Tools > Adjust Size to change the size of that image to 1000 pixels wide by 7000 pixels high.
    3. Now save that image as your "canvas", giving it a filename, but leave the image open.
    4. Open the first of your 10 screen captures in Preview, then Command-C to copy it.
    5. Click on your "canvas" and Command-V to paste.
    6. Position that image at the top of the "canvas" and Command-S to save changes.
    7. Open the next of your 10 screen captures in Preview and Command-C to copy it.
    8. Click on your "canvas" and Command-V to paste.
    9. Position that image immediately below the previous image and Command-S to save changes.
    10. Repeat steps 7-9 for each of the screen captures.
     
  15. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried to download that program and it didn't seem to download correctly (this may be me missing something really stupid...). I get the installation package and go through the installation, says its installed and then nothing happens. I cannot find the actual application anywhere. I tried quicksliver and spotlight search and all I can find is the .zip file and the installer...
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    After you install it, restart your computer. Then, when you want to print to a .pdf, simply select File > Print from any app, then click the dropdown menu showing your list of printers and select CUPS-PDF as your printer.
     
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    Yep, see what you mean about saving as a PDF. Have you scrolled down the webarchive file? I saved in that format and got that "this journal is unavailable" notice. However, scrolling down most of the photos were there, just everything above the row where the 18th Feb appears was missing.
     
  19. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I cant scroll at all, there isn't even a scroll bar, it just says "this journal is unavailable" :-/
    honestly, you'd think Apple would have made a way to save these!
     
  20. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    In case you haven't solved this puzzle yet, I was reading another thread just now about how to easily arrange a bunch of image files in Preview and save to PDF.

    If you take a series of screen shots as GGJ Studios suggested, here's the info to combine them pretty quickly into one PDF rather than copying & pasting each one separately into a large Preview file (from altoidboy btw):

     
  21. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    I think you'd be better off with an app that does this, unless its just a one off.

    a quick google "mac app to download website for offline reading" found "site sucker" (never used it myself its just an example) and many others
     
  22. Darth.Titan, Apr 24, 2012
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    You should read the thread before posting. That's been suggested already, and in this case it definitely doesn't work.
     
  23. Apple Key, Apr 24, 2012
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    The app you are looking for is called Papparazzi!.

    For some reason, I notice it's not working on that site. Maybe some kind of protection from Apple?
     

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  24. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

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    I created a jpg and pdf manually from the link you provided.

    The files are too large to attach though. Anyone know where I can upload them to?
     
  25. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    GigaSize
     

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