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There are many ways to save a webpage for offline viewing, such as taking a screenshot, printing to paper, or even downloading the raw HTML file. But in my view, there’s one method that works better than all of those: printing to PDF.
Saving a webpage as a PDF means being able to keep the text and images (instead of flattening everything in a screenshot), you don’t waste paper (as with traditional printing), and it’s much easier to manage (HTML files can be messy).
This works in every major browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. Let’s say you want to save this MakeUseOf article for later:
- Navigate to Print in your browser. (Ctrl + P is the usual keyboard shortcut for it.)
- For Destination, make sure you select Microsoft Print to PDF.
- Change the other settings if you want to alter how the webpage will appear in the PDF.
- Click Print.
Now you can transfer the PDF file wherever you go — such as on your tablet or smartphone — and read the article even when you don’t have internet connectivity.
How do you read articles when you aren’t connected to the internet? Is there a better method that we haven’t discovered yet? Share with us in the comments!