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How to save in .pdf more than the first page of a website multi-page article?

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I like to save .pdf versions of website articles. Unfortunately, some websites are not user-friendly in this respect in that they allow graphics to obscure parts of the article, usually atthe top and bottom of a page. Unlike Chrome (in my experience at least), Firefox enables me to select the part of an article that interests me, free of extraneous material and with the facility of excluding webpage URLs etc.

Perfect, save for the fact that I'm unable to save more than the first page (see first attachment) of a multi-page selection (see second attachment).

A further niggle is that I'm unable to upload either of the above-mentioned .jpg attachments. The upload function recognises them, but the rotating ikon is unable to do other than just slowly whirr round and round . . .

I like to save .pdf versions of website articles. Unfortunately, some websites are not user-friendly in this respect in that they allow graphics to obscure parts of the article, usually atthe top and bottom of a page. Unlike Chrome (in my experience at least), Firefox enables me to select the part of an article that interests me, free of extraneous material and with the facility of excluding webpage URLs etc. Perfect, save for the fact that I'm unable to save more than the first page (see first attachment) of a multi-page selection (see second attachment). A further niggle is that I'm unable to upload either of the above-mentioned .jpg attachments. The upload function recognises them, but the rotating ikon is unable to do other than just slowly whirr round and round . . .
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the-edmeister
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Try posting those images again, in the Post a Reply box. The initial message posted here sometimes doesn't work for images, but as long as the images aren't too large they do go thru the Add images" in Post a Reply.

Try posting those images again, in the '''Post a Reply''' box. The initial message posted here sometimes doesn't work for images, but as long as the images aren't too large they do go thru the '''Add images"''' in '''Post a Reply'''.
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the-edmeister
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Sorry, can't help with any more than that. Mac OSX prints uniquely in Firefox, far different than either Windows or Linux operating systems and I have never used a Mac.

Sorry, can't help with any more than that. Mac OSX prints uniquely in Firefox, far different than either Windows or Linux operating systems and I have never used a Mac.
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cor-el
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You can consider to take a screenshot of the page instead of of a PDF.

You can find items like "Take a Screenshot" and the bookmarks star in the drop-down list that opens if you click the "Page actions" button (3-dot icon at the right end of the location/address bar). You can right-click an item in the "Page actions" drop-down list to add its button to the location/address bar for easy access.

You can consider to take a screenshot of the page instead of of a PDF. You can find items like "Take a Screenshot" and the bookmarks star in the drop-down list that opens if you click the "Page actions" button (3-dot icon at the right end of the location/address bar). You can right-click an item in the "Page actions" drop-down list to add its button to the location/address bar for easy access.
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It often is difficult to make a web page "print friendly." Fixed position elements -- this site has one when you scroll down -- may get repeated on each page, and there are some style rules that Firefox treats as creating an "unbreakable" block of content (so it doesn't get split across pages). Any conversion that replies on using print-style output may suffer from these issues.

It often is difficult to make a web page "print friendly." Fixed position elements -- this site has one when you scroll down -- may get repeated on each page, and there are some style rules that Firefox treats as creating an "unbreakable" block of content (so it doesn't get split across pages). Any conversion that replies on using print-style output may suffer from these issues.
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Thank you all, the-edmeister, cor-el and jscher2000, for your thoughts.

As for taking a screenshot rather than a pdf, that won't give me anything more than a series of individual screenshots, will it, as opposed to a continuous, multi-page copy of a multi-page article?

Unfortunately, I've got a dreadful memory for detail. I do know though that Firefox did at one time give me what I'm looking for; it used to work like a charm; a multi-page copy of, stripped of extraneous clutter (URLs, repeated headers, etc) if that is what I wanted.

It all seemed to change a couple of years ago so I switched to Chrome, even though its got an even more dysfunctional 'print selection only' function; unless that's a mac-specific glitch . . .

Thank you all, the-edmeister, cor-el and jscher2000, for your thoughts. As for taking a screenshot rather than a pdf, that won't give me anything more than a series of individual screenshots, will it, as opposed to a continuous, multi-page copy of a multi-page article? Unfortunately, I've got a dreadful memory for detail. I do know though that Firefox did at one time give me what I'm looking for; it used to work like a charm; a multi-page copy of, stripped of extraneous clutter (URLs, repeated headers, etc) if that is what I wanted. It all seemed to change a couple of years ago so I switched to Chrome, even though its got an even more dysfunctional 'print selection only' function; unless that's a mac-specific glitch . . .
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Whoops! I forgot to mention an aspect of this that might offer clues.

If I simply open the web article in question, in its entirety, in PDF (rather than continuing with the print process), I see a copy of the complete web-site (commercials, other clutter), though with only the first page of the actual article.

If I opt for the 'print selection only', I at least am spared the rest of the website; but again, only the first page of the selection . . .

Whoops! I forgot to mention an aspect of this that might offer clues. If I simply open the web article in question, in its entirety, in PDF (rather than continuing with the print process), I see a copy of the complete web-site (commercials, other clutter), though with only the first page of the actual article. If I opt for the 'print selection only', I at least am spared the rest of the website; but again, only the first page of the selection . . .
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Firefox can create a full page screenshot or a screenshot from a specific node.

Note that you can only save the screenshot locally and no longer can upload a screenshot.

Firefox can create a full page screenshot or a screenshot from a specific node. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-screenshots Note that you can only save the screenshot locally and no longer can upload a screenshot.
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I unfortunately agree with "loriole". I used to use Firefox years ago then "came back" 2 days ago bc of Google/Chrome's built-in privacy breaching. However, I can't save articles to PDF properly without missing huge chunks. I am now running both Chrome and Firefox but have the feeling Firefox will lose despite my recent vocal advocacy. Like loriole, I need, "Firefox did at one time give me what I'm looking for; it used to work like a charm; a multi-page copy of, stripped of extraneous clutter (URLs, repeated headers, etc) if that is what I wanted."

I unfortunately agree with "loriole". I used to use Firefox years ago then "came back" 2 days ago bc of Google/Chrome's built-in privacy breaching. However, I can't save articles to PDF properly without missing huge chunks. I am now running both Chrome and Firefox but have the feeling Firefox will lose despite my recent vocal advocacy. Like loriole, I need, "Firefox did at one time give me what I'm looking for; it used to work like a charm; a multi-page copy of, stripped of extraneous clutter (URLs, repeated headers, etc) if that is what I wanted."
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jscher2000
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Hi Nospam, you said:

I can't save articles to PDF properly without missing huge chunks.

What method are you using to generate the PDF? On Windows, Firefox doesn't have a built-in method to generate a PDF. Are you using an add-on, or printing to a PDF printer driver?

Hi Nospam, you said: <blockquote> I can't save articles to PDF properly without missing huge chunks. </blockquote> What method are you using to generate the PDF? On Windows, Firefox doesn't have a built-in method to generate a PDF. Are you using an add-on, or printing to a PDF printer driver?
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