1. equalsraf
  2. webslides2pdf

Overview

Introduction

webslides2pdf is a tool to convert web pages into pdf files.

Its behaviour can be described as follows:

Imagine you open a browser, take a screenshot, and press page-down and take another screenshot, and so on. You them grab all screenshots and generate a pdf where each one is a single page. That's what this application does for you.

I did this to be able generate pdf files from web based presentations. However there are some downsides:

  • The pdf will not be perfect, it wont have ToC or other accessibility features
  • Some web pages react badly to certain page dimensions you can try using the size parameter (see bellow)
  • While the result is a pdf, these wont be high quality vector drawings - they are bitmaps embedded in a pdf

Usage

Just call

$ ./webslides2pdf <location> <num_pages>

Where locations is either a local file path or URL of a presentation, and num_pages is the number of slides.

There is an optional third argument, to specify the size in pixels of the slides. For example, this command

$ ./webslides2pdf file.html 10 1920x1080

would generate a pdf with 10 pages and size 1920x1080 pixels from the file.html file.

Compiling

The only requirement is Qt along with its development tools, running:

$ qmake
$ make

should build the webslides2pdf binary.