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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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HOW TO bulk archive a web page along with linked pages in PDF format - needs IE

Imagine this - you're in the middle of an interesting online article and you have to turn off your computer for some reason. You can choose to save that web page as a PDF but what if that page contains linked articles that you want to read as well?

Internet Explorer has a option called Print all link documents
If you have a PDF printer utility installed, instead of send those files to a printer you can print a selected web page and the linked files as PDF files in a single shot for offline reading.

I found it strange that the Foxit PDF Printer doesn't make the links clickable whereas you can click on links within a PDF generated by Chrome.
On a related note, to export the URLs of the open tabs of a Firefox window to go through later there is a nice convenience in Firefox. Under Tools > Options, in the General tab look for the Use Current Pages button in the Startup section. When you click on the Use Current Pages button, all the URLs of the pages open in different tabs are copied to the Home Page text box with a pipe delimiter. Copy the text to get all the URLs. The keyboard shortcut to simulate clicking on the Use Current Pages button is Alt+T+O+C.

Too bad, we don't have all the features we like in a single browser.

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