Create a PDF from a Web Page on Android Oreo

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PDFs are great because they can be viewed on your Android device whether it's connected to the internet or not. Sometimes you may come across a web page that contains content that's so interesting; you want to retain a copy for offline viewing. This is especially helpful when getting into longer articles that sometimes demand greater attention.

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Say for example you're going to be without internet access for some time; you could round up a variety of exciting content, convert the pages to PDFs, then view them on your Android device at your leisure. There is also the odd chance that a web page's content could be removed or taken offline, so grabbing a digital copy of it beforehand could come in handy.

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Depending on the software you use, PDFs can also be edited. This is particularly helpful for research and academic purposes. Once you have a PDF of a web page, you can continue to reference it whenever you wish.

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In the following VisiHow how-to, we're going to show you three ways to save a web page as a PDF; using the Chrome browser, using the Firefox browser, and with a free app called Web Conversion Suite.

For this article, we used a Google Pixel running Android 8.1.0.

Convert a Web Page to a PDF with Google Chrome on Android

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    From the home screen or app tray, tap the "Chrome" shortcut.
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    With the Chrome browser open, navigate to the web page you want to create a PDF of.
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    Once on the web page, tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner, followed by "Share...".
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    When the Share via options appear, tap "Print".
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    Once on the Save as PDF screen, tap the little triangle under "Paper size:". This will expand additional options that can be changed, such as; Color, Paper size, Orientation, and how many pages to include in the PDF.
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    Once you have set the options, tap the blue circular PDF icon in the middle right area of the screen.
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    Next, select the location the PDF will be saved to (in our example we chose the downloads folder). Also, name the PDF, then tap "SAVE".
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    To access the PDF you just created, open your file manager and navigate to the location you saved it in the previous step.
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Convert a Web Page to a PDF with Firefox on Android

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    From your home screen or app drawer, launch "Firefox".
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    With Firefox open, go to the web page you want to convert to PDF, then tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner.
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    With the menu open, tap "Page", then tap "Save as PDF".
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    To open your PDF, access your file manager and go to the folder Firefox stores your downloads (by default it's the downloads folder).
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Create a PDF from a Web Page using the Web Conversion Suite App

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There are a variety of free and paid apps that will convert web content into PDFs. For this article, we used Web Conversion Suite. You're free to use any app you wish, just make sure it converts web pages to PDFs.

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  1. 1
    From the home screen, swipe up to access your app drawer.
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    Once inside the app drawer, tap the "Play Store" shortcut.
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    When the Play Store app opens, search for; "web conversion suite" (without the quotes). Tap the first link when the search results populate.
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    On the app's information screen, tap "INSTALL". Once the app installation is complete, tap "OPEN".
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    Once Web Conversion Suite is open, go to the web page you want to make into a PDF, then tap the "PDF" download icon in the top right of the screen.
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    To convert/download web pages to PDFs, you first have to grant the app permission to access your photos, media, and files (you'll only have to do this once). Tap "ALLOW" to continue.
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    Now that the app has access to your photos and files, tap the PDF icon once again at the top of the screen. Make sure you're still on the web page you want to convert to PDF.
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    Next, you'll be prompted to name the PDF file you're about to save. You'll also be asked if you'd like to share the file with other apps such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
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    To access the PDf you just saved, launch your file manager, then navigate to the Downloads folder.
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