Convert web pages to PDF in Internet Explorer and Firefox (Windows)

Acrobat installs an Adobe PDF toolbar in Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or later) and Firefox (version 3.5 or later). Using the commands on this toolbar, you can convert the currently displayed web page to PDF in various ways. For example, you can convert the entire web page or selected areas of it. Or, you can create a PDF or append the converted web page to an existing PDF. The toolbar has additional commands that initiate further actions after conversion, such as attaching the new PDF to a new email message or printing it.

A menu on the PDF toolbar provides easy conversion and print capabilities.

See the video Creating PDF Files from a Web Browser for additional information.

Convert a web page to PDF

  1. In Internet Explorer or Firefox, go to the web page.
  2. Using the Convert menu on the Adobe PDF toolbar, do one of the following:
    Note: If you don’t see the Adobe PDF toolbar, choose View > Toolbars > Adobe PDF (Internet Explorer) or View > Toolbars > Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF (Firefox).
    • To create a PDF from the currently open web page, choose Convert Web Page To PDF. Then select a location, type a filename, and click Save.

    • To add a PDF of the currently open web page to another PDF, choose Add Web Page To Existing PDF. Then locate and select the existing PDF, and click Save.

    • To create and print a PDF from the currently open web page, choose Print Web Page. When the conversion is complete and the Print dialog box opens, specify options and click OK.

    • To create a PDF from the currently open web page and attach it to a blank email message, choose Convert Web Page And Email. Then specify a location and filename for the PDF, and click Save. Type the appropriate information in the email message that opens after the conversion is complete.

    • For any of these options, to open the output PDF after conversion, select View Adobe PDF Results.

Convert part of a web page to PDF

  1. Drag the pointer to select text and images on a web page.
  2. Right-click on the selected content and choose one of the following:
    • To create a new PDF, choose Convert To Adobe PDF. Then select a name and location for the PDF.

    • To append the selected content to another PDF, choose Append To Existing PDF. Then locate and select the PDF to which the selection will be added.

Convert selected areas in a web page to PDF (Internet Explorer only)

You can use the Select option to select specific areas on a web page to convert. You can use this option to convert meaningful content on a web page and omit unwanted content, such as advertisements.

  1. On the Adobe PDF toolbar, click Select .
  2. As you move the pointer around the web page, a red dotted line indicates areas of the web page that you can select. Click the areas to convert. Selected areas appear in blue boxes. To deselect an area, click it again.
  3. Proceed with conversion as usual.
  4. To deselect all areas and exit Select mode, click Select again.

Convert a linked web page to PDF

 In the open web page, right-click the linked text and choose one of the following:
  • To add the linked web page to an existing PDF, choose Append Link Target To Existing PDF. Then locate and select the existing PDF, and click Save.

  • To convert the linked web page to a new PDF, choose Convert Link Target To Adobe PDF.

Note: The right-click menu also includes the options Append To Existing PDF and Convert To Adobe PDF. If you select either of these options, the currently open web page, not the selected link, is converted.