Capture that web page!
How many times have you tried to print a web page only to find that the content on the page has been chopped and the output looks different from what you saw on screen? Or you tried to save a page locally but the links no longer work? Or you bookmarked a page only to visit it later and see that the page has been removed? Your answer to these problems – Adobe Acrobat Web Capture. More after the break…
Using Acrobat Web Capture you can convert an entire web page, portions of a web page or even an entire site into a PDF document. In Acrobat 9, we have greatly improved Acrobat’s ability to convert web pages into PDF such that it now works very well with the modern web correctly preserving all links and Flash content.
So, why would you need to convert a web page to PDF? For any number of reasons:
- You want to capture an interesting article that you want to read when you are offline
- You want to archive information that may change later on with the date and time stamp of when it was captured
- You want to collect a variety of related information from the web for your research into a single digest
- You want to send a prototype of a web page you have designed for review
PDF captured from the page: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/adobepdf.html
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We also often heard from customers who wanted to capture just snippets of content from various websites and aggregate them. To make that easier, we have introduced a new Select tool in Acrobat 9 Web Capture. The new tool makes it extremely simple for the user to choose just the content he/she wishes to capture and convert it to PDF leaving out irrelevant material such as banners, advertisements etc.
You can also capture an entire site using Web Capture. Not only do all the links continue to work in the PDF, they also link to local content within the PDF, where applicable, so that you can truly browse the site offline.
Web Capture can be invoked through the Acrobat toolbar in Internet Explorer on Windows and through the Adobe Acrobat 9 application on Windows and Mac platforms. If you would like to understand how to use Web Capture, Rick Borstein has a great video demonstration on his blog here.
Please share any comments or feedback you have – we would love to hear from you on how you have used and found Web Capture useful!
Sanjoy Ghosh, Acrobat Product Manager