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How to make the most of archiving a web page to PDF

2016-04-06T19:05:00.001-07:00

Authors:
Carl Burks
When you work in a technology industry and like to code your own pet projects there is often overlap. Sometimes when I am at work and I find an interesting to which article I would like to dedicate further research, I email myself a link. 

When I don't have time to fully digest the page, I like to save the content for later. As the web is a dynamic ever changing environment often sites change owners, or newer content takes the place. I like to archive them into PDF. 

Typically the web page is filled with clutter, but some browsers offer a "Reading Mode"

Internet Explorer 11:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ie/2014/03/04/introducing-reading-view-in-ie-11/

Edge:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-take-your-reading-with-you

Firefox (proposed):

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Reading_Mode

Chrome (also in the works)
http://lifehacker.com/enable-the-new-hidden-reader-mode-in-chrome-for-andro-1666469700


Turning on reader mode increases the quality of your archive through noise reduction.