How to Make a Website a PDF

By Andrew Smith

There are several reasons why you make want to make a website into a PDF. Doing so preserves pages as they are at the exact moment, something that may be important to you if you are investigating a company. Making a website into a PDF also allows you to browse through the website when you're not online. You don't need to know anything about programming in order to do this. By downloading the correct program, you can easily convert any website into a PDF.

Step 1

Visit the "Adobe Acrobat family" website. Here is where you can locate and download the correct program.

Step 2

Download the trial version of Acrobat Pro. You can technically use any of the three trial versions for this but since the download is free, it makes the most sense to download the best overall program. To download this trial, place your cursor over the "Acrobat Pro" link and click the "Try" link. On the next page, select "Download Now" to begin the process. You must create an account with Adobe to download the program. This account is free.

Step 3

Install and open the program.

Step 4

Click the "Create" tab at the top of the Acrobat program. Click the "PDF from Web Page" option in the drop box that appears.

Step 5

Copy the URL of the website you want to convert into a PDF. Then, paste the URL into "URL" text box found in the "Create PDF from Web Page" box that appears in the Acrobat program.

Step 6

Click the "Capture Multiple Levels" option beneath the text box and a few other options will appear. Select "Get entire site" and then click the "Create" tab. A warning about the size of the PDF will appear on your screen. Click "Yes" and the program will begin to convert the website into a PDF. Depending on the size of the website and your Internet connection, this could take some time. Once it finishes, though, you will be able to access the entire website as a PDF.

Tips & Warnings

  • Your free Acrobat trial will end after 30 days. Once it expires, you have to purchase the program in order to use it.

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