Summary - Conversion of html to pdf

Subject: Summary - Conversion of html to pdf
From: "Christopher" <addforlist -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "Winhlp List" <WINHLP-L -at- ADMIN -dot- HUMBERC -dot- ON -dot- CA>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 17:01:25 +0100

Thanks to all for the replies I got. There are two main solutions:

1) Print directly from the browser, and choose either Distiller or PDFWriter
as the printer to turn the file into a pdf. For those of you who warned me
that I might have to edit out the footer and header (typically the address
of the page, the time etc), these can be edited out, in IE 5 at least, by
selecting Page Setup from the File menu, and editing the Headers and Footers

2) Use Acrobat's web capture feature (accessed for example, by selecting
Open Web Page from the File menu). There is one major problem to this
approach - currently it does not open local web pages (formats file/// or
c:\ etc). This is a bit of a pain when the documentation is only local and
not a website!!! If anyone has a solution or idea, I'd be interested
(dragging the html file onto the Acrobat icon seems to do interesting

Lastly, one major hassle is the fact that Acrobat does not yet support .png
(Portable Network Graphics), so if I wanted to continue trying to convert my
html pages to pdf I would have to batch-convert all of my image files

Cheers for all the help,


----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher <addforlist -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 3:01 PM
Subject: Conversion of html to pdf

> Good Morning,
> A quick and easy question (I hope), courtesy of Sales:
> Is there any tool that currently exists to convert a bunch of html pages
> pdf?
> I'll explain: our online reference system currently consists of pure html
> pages accessed in the application via a cut down version of IE 4/5. The
> appearance of all pages are controlled by a .css. There is no javascript
> all.
> Sounds pretty strange, but it works, and in any case for the next release
> at least for version 2 of our software we'll very likely move to html help
> (hence my subscribing to this list).
> Thanks in advance, and 'bon journee',
> Chris
> Sent to winhlp and techwr lists
> p.s. Apologies if this message has been received more than once as I have
> been having trouble trying to make sure this message is in text only and
> accepted by the lists :)
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