How to Export a Web Page to a PDF File in Safari

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Exporting a Web Page to PDF

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This article is only intended for users running the Safari web browser on Mac operating systems.

The PDF file format, short for Portable Document Format, was released publicly by Adobe in the early 1990s and has since become one of the most popular file types for documents of all purposes. One of the main appeals of a PDF is the ability to open it on multiple platforms and devices.

In Safari, you can export the active web page into a PDF file with just a couple clicks of the mouse. This tutorial walks you through the process.

First, open your Safari browser. Navigate to the web page that you wish to convert into PDF format. Click on File in the Safari menu, located at the top of your screen. When the drop-down menu appears select the Export as PDF option.

A pop-out window should now be visible, prompting you for the following information specific to the exported PDF file.

  • Export As: This editable field allows you to specify the name of the PDF file, with the default value taken from the web page's META title.
  • Tags: An optional field, PDF tags indicate document structure and can be used for assistive technology purposes.
  • Where: Allows you to specify the location on your Mac's hard drive, or elsewhere, to save the PDF file.

Once you are satisfied with your choices, click on the Save button.