Every web browser supports the saving of web pages that you are on to HTML. Sometimes, HTML may not be what you are looking for, considering that a full download usually results in the saving of multiple files, the actual HTML page, images and scripts, to the local system. While that enables you to interact with the page you have downloaded locally, it also means that you have to look after a number of files on your system to keep that functionality intact.
If you do not need the interactive element, you may want to consider saving the pages to PDF instead. Weeny Free HTML to PDF Converter is a free tool for Windows that can convert any HTML web page, local and online, to PDF.
Please note that adware offers are integrated into the installer. Offers may vary but clicking on decline during the process should prevent the installation of those third party programs on your system.
The program itself is fast and efficient. You can add web addresses in the form of urls or local HTML files to the processing queue. URLs can be pasted into a text form which is comfortable if you want to convert a list of different pages to PDF.
All urls and filenames are then listed in the main program window. All that is left at this point is to click on convert now to start the conversion process. The process should not take longer than a couple of seconds per web page or file that you want to convert.
All PDF documents are saved under c:\my pdf\ by default which you can change as well if you want. Note that the program will always convert the full web page to PDF and that there is no option to customize the output in any way.
The application turns links into bookmarks automatically so that you can jump around on the page quite a bit which can be useful if the page is rather large in size. The PDF document will display the contents in the websites layout, which includes images, navigation and other elements.
The program does not add the original source url to the PDF document, only to the file name. While that is enough to identify the original page url, an option to add the url to the end of the PDF file itself would be useful as well, especially if you would like to rename the file names.
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