Sunday 22 February 2004

CutePDF Printer

I found CutePDF Printer via a discussion at news://news.grc.com/grc.techtalk/.

Someone wanted to know how to duplicate the Web Archive or MHTML file format found in Internet Explorer (with a .mht extension) in other browsers such as Firefox, Mozilla and Opera.

In case you didn't know, Microsoft's Web Archive format enables you to save an entire webpage including its graphics as a single file which can be stored on disk or emailed if necessary. The original poster mentioned that he had made the decision to stay with Internet Explorer because this functionality does not appear to be present in other browsers...until Milly over at grc.techtalk brought up CutePDF as one way to duplicate this functionality.

CutePDF Printer is a free PDF creation Software. CutePDF installs itself as a "printer subsystem"; to use it, all you need do is select the Print Option for your browser/application and select "CutePDF Printer" from the list of available printers. You will be prompted to select the destination directory and filename for your output file.

I have tested in all my browsers and I have had no problems with CutePDF so far.