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#1 navyjosh13

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:47 AM

Was curious about if there was any talk about making pdf files of some articles to have the ability to save them. I have tried extentions for my browser (chrome) to try and they just wont work on the site. Any tips?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:41 AM

I downloaded a program called PDF creator, and it basically acts as a virtual printer that makes a PDF rather than a physical piece of paper. Its a lot better than the microsoft image writer thing that uses a proprietary format that you can't read ever again. Check it out: http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

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#3 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

I've evernoted several of the articles that really interested me for easier archiving and searching when I need to look something up. Evernote's clipper seems to work fairly well on this site. From evernote PDF or print is fairly simple.You may want to look into something like instapaper or one of the other such products that allow for mobilization of a webpage.
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

I'm not sure what Bryan uses for the articles that are emailed out. Let me ask about this.
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#5 mikejulietpapa

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

I don't know of an exact way to make a PDF but I often will save articles for offline reading later.

Two services come to mind that have both web, desktop, and mobile apps are Pocket and Instapaper. I used to use Instapaper the most but now prefer Pocket. They have nice little bookmarklets you can install but there's loads of ways to add articles to your "reading later" list with both.

There is also another way like DeathwatchDoc said by using Evernote. Just use the "web clipper" to save the article, then go into Evernote and "print" that selected note as a PDF. It's a bit more involved and I'm glossing over specifics but that's the basic idea.

Does any of that help?




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