Best Ways to Save Webpage for Offline Viewing (#3 is Awesome!)

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At times, when you are surfing on the Internet to find statement samples for writing the thesis, or you need the descriptions on Wikipedia to polish your speech, save webpage as PDF or image is always a convenient way for later reading.

However, no matter PDF or image file isn’t good for edit, though, we also write about how to save a webpage as a Word document or Excel Datasheet.

Today in this article; we are focusing the effortless ways on how to save a webpage no matter in Chrome or Firefox. To save your time, I will only provide the most straightforward ways (Thoroughly tested by my own) to make things done faster.

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There are many reasons why people need to save webpage for offline viewing, but one of the common starting points is to collect the information we need to check at any time. Or some web pages are temporarily saving on the Internet; we’ll have to keep them saving permanently to desktop in order not to lose them.

Hence, save webpage for offline viewing is sometimes better than bookmark a page link, especially while you need to quote the contents and tag the source of the URL.

To save your time, I’ll split the contents into two parts: un-editable (PDF, JPEG) and editable (word document, Excel, HTML) methods.

Un-editable Methods: Save Webpage as PDF, JPEG

#1 Using Chrome built-in Save as PDF feature

Chrome browser has a wonderful built-in Save as PDF feature that you can use to save a web page, right-click on the web page (sample testing) and choose Print. Change the destination from your current printer to Save as PDF. In the window on the right, you can preview the PDF contents that you are going to save.

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Expand More Setting; you can choose to set Page Size, Margins, Scale, Headers and Footers, Background Graphics.

After that, click Save and choose a path to store. That’s it.

#2 Take Webpage Screenshots Entirely

Full Page Screen Capture

To capture the full webpage as an image, we’ll need an extension named: Full Page Screen Capture (←Extension Link), add this extension to Chrome Browser, and then click the icon to take webpage screenshots entirely.

Also, to save webpage as JPEG file, you can right-click on the screenshot and choose to Save image as, select all files from the drop menu of save as type, and then type .jpg at the end of the file name.

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Editable Method: Save Webpage as Word document

#3 Using Save Text to PDF, WORD, EXCEL or Send EMAIL

Save Text to PDF,WORD,EXCEL

This All-in-one Chrome extension combines all of the useful features for users to save webpage as PDF, word document, Excel datasheet or even allows sending via email.

Most importantly, the extension supports select and save feature, which means, you can select the target contents and then convert the text to PDF, Word, Excel.

How to Use Select and Save Extension

  • Install the extension(←extension link) from Chrome Web Store.
  • Click on the extension icon and click WORD feature.

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  • Drag and hold the left button of the mouse, and then select the text you like to save. After that, release the button.
  • The extension will automatically copy the text and download it as a Word document.
  • Open the word document and then edit the contents.

#4 Save the webpage as Excel Data Sheet

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# 5 Save webpage As a single HTML file

We received a comment involving a handy way to save the complete webpage as a single HTML file (an HTML file includes all of the elements of the web page, such as image, CSS, JS files, etc). Thanks to this reader. [Update: 28th, February 2019]

Simply Put, you need to install a Chrome extension called: Singlefile. Let’s go and check it

  1. Install the Singlefile from the Chrome web store.
  2. Open a demo web page, click here, and then right-click on the page.
  3. Choose Save webpage as SingleFile, the saving process start immediately to save to the default download folder.
  4. All elements have been included in a single HTML file.

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Tips: This extension is an enhanced edition, which is better than the default feature of save webpage as HTML only (It won’t save images and the CSS, JS files). For Firefox users, SingleFile is also available on the Add-on shops.

How to Save Webpage as PDF, image on Firefox?

For Firefox Users, the browser doesn’t support built-in save as PDF feature like Chrome, though you’ll have to download the add-on from the extension store.

Save as PDF

Save as PDF

Press and hold CTRL+SHIFT key + A to open Add-on Manager, type Save as PDF at the upper corner of the search bar, add this add-on to your browser, and when you are finding a good topic that you want to save, click the Save as PDF icon to save webpage as PDF.

Save as PNG

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Right-click on the web page and choose the built-in Take a Screenshot feature, Firefox browser will then pop up the options allow taking a full page or selective screenshot.

Conclusion

No matter you are using Chrome or Firefox, save webpage for offline viewing to Windows Desktop or Mac is always a common need, with the specific built-in feature or extra extensions, saving webpage as PDF, image, HTML file or Word document is easy to perform.

Moreover, you can also use some free PDF editors to edit the PDF file as you need.  If you have the best PDF editor can be recommended to us, leave the software name as below.  Thanks.

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