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I have many saved webpages (.html, .htm), I would like to convert all of them to PDF files (1 webpage to 1 PDF, no merging) at once.

What tool would you recommend? I would like to create PDF files with text, not bitmap, so I could search in PDF file and copy text from it. I also want the PDF to have the same filename as the HTML file (just different extension of course).

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    For which operating system(s)? – unor Oct 3 '14 at 14:49
  • Good point, Windows 7 64bit. – rluks Oct 4 '14 at 1:37
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Though with a different background, I'm using PrinceXML for that. Conversion is as simple as calling prince file.html, which results in file.pdf as you specified in your question. Fine-Tuning is of course possible: via CSS, and using command-line options.

PrinceXML is free for personal, non-commercial use.

  • This is strange. It seems that I am able to export website from url fine, but not from saved web pages in html. I get many errors eg. error parsing attribute name. – rluks Oct 4 '14 at 1:50
  • I use it for complex local pages (my books), and cannot remember such an error. Are those saved pages syntactically OK? When in trouble: Price support is pretty good, just check their forums. – Izzy Oct 4 '14 at 17:54
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I looked into wkhtml2pdf for converting a web page to PDF. It is free and open source, runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. Between shell and command line options, it will do most anything with files and naming that you need. The PDF files are textual, but you will certainly need a search engine that understands PDF formats to properly search them.

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Use PDF creator to convert pages from any application to PDF files. After installing PDF Creator you have to use the print command and then select PDF Creator from the printer list.
This will convert the pages from any application to PDF which support page printing.

For your saved webpages: just reopen them in your browser, then print.

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