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Topic: Re: Web pages to PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58767
From: kt
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

>From: "K"
>----- AcroBuddies Forum | ------
>How can I convert an entire web site to pdf AND have each page fit to A5
>single sheets? If there are third party products involved, thats okay. I
>have tried many variables in web capture function of acrobat 4, mac and pc.
>I have an online manual that needs to double as an old-fashion hard copy
>manual too. The goal is to take the current "site" and make nice A5 pages
>out of them. When I try this with Acrobat 4, the pages will vary in length
>but not width / or the font sizes will vary.

In Web Capture, you can set custom page widths and choose font defaults,
and in HTML you can supply typeface hints of various sorts.

If WebCap is not doing the job for you, I'd suggest downloading the whole
site (using site management software) to hard disk, then open it in Word or
a DTP program and lay it all out the way you want, then output to PDF. You
really can't expect HTML to deliver pages ready for prepress (even
pre-ebook press). HTML and DTP still have quite a huge gap between them and
it is not reasonable, IMHO, to expect Acrobat or Web Capture to bridge that
gap, per se. Creating nice A5 pages is going to require a bit of fussing by
hand with layout elements. It's sad, but that (to me) is the current state
of the art.

Kas Thomas


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