Is there a way to save complete webpage as a printer-friendly (sans advertisement banners, unnecessary elements on the webpage) Google Document or as a local PDF file?

I work on Linux and I am browser agnostic. But this process should be quick and easy --- preferably one click. And it should convert locally --- without help of another website/ service.

  • If I search e.g. the Firefox add-ons there are plenty that export to PDF, some even filtering out adds. And you can always combine with AdBlock+ to block ads.
    – user416
    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:36
  • @JanDoggen Yes. There are. One point, though. Most of them use some external service to convert the page. I was looking forward to an add-on that does it locally. Sorry, this was not mentioned earlier. I have updated the question now.
    – deshmukh
    Sep 6, 2016 at 11:52
  • Calibre (cross-platform) can most likely do that – but I'm not sure concerning the "sans ads" part. Worth a look at least.
    – Izzy
    Sep 6, 2016 at 13:02
  • Pandoc (cross-platform) can convert a complete web page, from just the URL, into a number of formats including pdf - operating locally other than fetching the page - again not sure about the no adverts, etc. Sep 6, 2016 at 17:51
  • @Izzy I have installed Calibre. But still do not know how to use it with my browser. Could you please provide more information?
    – deshmukh
    Sep 7, 2016 at 5:55

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On Google Chrome if you press Ctrl-P you have the option to print the current page(s) to pdf, (select change destination), and it seems to leave out extraneous, information like navigation bars, ads, etc., although AdBlock may also be helping, as you can see from the preview below and you have some additional options like enable/disable headers or background images and simplify page. I am reasonably sure that there are similar options in Chromium.

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  • Yes. Even in Firefox, I can print to a PDF file. But alas, it is not one click. Plus, it is not even intelligent like taking the page title as file name.
    – deshmukh
    Sep 7, 2016 at 5:53

use pdf creator to print pdf file from any software


use firefox addon printedit to make the web page printer freindly


There is a Firefox addon called Print-Edit that goes closest to what I wanted.

Here is the link to the add-on.

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