How to Convert HTML to PDF

HTML and PDF are both considered universal formats. Web browsers and computers across all platforms can support them. Also, they are both easy to circulate and transmit by e-mailing or publishing online. Yet, while both are very similar, there are notable and important differences.

A simple case in point: you have online receipt and need a record of it, but cannot it print up at the moment.

In such a situation, you will definitely need a few features which a webpage or HTML format lacks. You cannot preserve the formatting in most cases, nor can you apply security restrictions such as passwords or permissions to protect your data.

Converting from HTML to PDF will allow you more options with your content, including security and saving options.

Here is how you can go from HTML to PDF by simply using a browser like Chrome and Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro.

To Convert HTML Files to PDF:

  • 1Have your Web page or HTML file opened in the latest version of Chrome.
  • 2If you have Acrobat 11 Pro installed, you will have the Adobe PDF toolbar installed for IE, Chrome and Firefox. This toolbar allows you to convert the displayed HTML webpage to PDF along with options for your created PDF.
  • Simply click on the integrated Chrome Adobe PDF toolbar button to reveal a list of functionalities.
Convert Webpage To PDF
  • 3Choose your PDF creation settings in the Preferences... menu first.
  • A) In the General section, select your general conversion settings.
Web Page Conversion Settings
  • B) In the Page Layout section, decide on how you want your page layout generated.
Page Layout Conversion Settings
  • 4Then select Convert Web Page to PDF from the drop down menu.
  • 5You can then use the dialogue box that appears to save your PDF onto your computer.
  • 6A Conversion to PDF Progress will show you the status of your PDF file and disappear once your conversion is ready.
PDF Coversion Progress Dialog

Depending on your needs, you may find that converting HTML to PDF is, indeed, the better option. Not only will it be viewable across all platforms exactly as you saved it, but you can also ensure that your information is secured.