Print pages to Pdf Version History

13 versions

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Version 0.5.0.0 7.5 MB Works with Firefox 18.0 and later

This Version contains major changes on the library kernel in conjunction with new functionality.

From this reason the version number jumped to V 0.5.0.0. The library changes mainly increasing conversion speed and have a broader support for modern webstandards.

Main new features

PDF page length set to webpage height (full page printing)
At conversion, the AddOn is calculating the whole length of the webpage and sets the page length of the pdf to this value, so that the ouput is resulting in one (perhaps long) page.
After Installation/Update this behaviour is the default. It can be reset to the old (page oriented) behaviour by the Properties Dialog.
This setting will be ignored, if multiple webpage objects are printed (including cover page and toc).

Print selected area only
It is possible to select a rectangular area on the webpage and convert only this selection (see Convert selected part of webpage)
Remark:This function is experimental. Depending on differences in layout of PDF and webpage (e.g. fontsize ...) the printed area can be different from the selected. The inaccuracy will probably increase if your selection covers the bottom of a longer page. So always check the result!

Form content will be printed
Content of form fields like textbox, listbox or checkboxes will be printed out in the pdf document.
Remark: This does not work, if the form is inside an iframe.

Image replacements for certain Video formats
If the webpage contains embedded videos, certain formats (youtube, vimeo, html5) will replaced by an image of the first videoframe (actual videoframe if html5 video).

Coverpage
It is possible to add a coverpage as first page of the PDF output. A default template will be used, but it is although possible to design and use custom templates (HTML) (see Properties Dialog ).

Use display size of Browserwindow
To give layout hints to the PDF rendering it is possible to advise the AddOn to use the dimensions of the Browserwindow. Usually the result looks more like you expect (see Properties Dialog).

Multiple selection mode for deleting elements
You can select multiple elements in Deletion mode and delete them at once. For multiselection hold the Ctrl key while clicking with mouse button on the element(s).
Delete the selected elements by clicking with mouse button to one of them without holding the Ctrl key (all selected items will be removed). (see deleting elements )

Delete all elements not selected
In deletion mode it is now possible to delete all elements but not the selected one. Hold down the Shift key while clicking with the left mouse button on the element (see deleting elements ).
Remark: It is not possible to undo this operation.

Menuitems configurabel
In webpagecontextmenu, extras menu and the toolbarbutton menu it is now possible to configure the items that will be shown on every menu.

PDF preview in browsertab
If you have pdf preview configured, the preview is done in a new browsertab and not longer in the conversion window.

Use of "My Documents" and "Recent" in archivesidebar configurable
You can decide if "My Documents" and "Recent" Folder should be visible in the archivesidebar by checking it in the Properties Dialog .

Framesets will be printed in standard pdf format
Previous versions of the AddOn had to print framesets as image. This is now in standard pdf format.

Version 0.1.9.3 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 20.0 and later

Bugfix for not closing conversion window automatically

Version 0.1.9.2 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Bugfixes:
Compatibility issue Firefox Version 21.* and 22.*

Code changes for taking in respect changes in Firefox Version 21.* and 22.* API.

Edit window shows busy image

After reloading an edited document only the busy icon was seen and the document could not longer be edited. That has been fixed in this version.

Deleting in Edit window doesn't show red frame

If edit window is used to delete content and the mouse hoovers over content items, the selected content was not longer surrounded by a red wireframe. That has been fixed in this version.

External fonts are not used

External downloadable fonts would be ignored. Now they are downloaded and, as long as the converter understands it, used in the PDF. This should enhance the Quality of many conversions that failed before.

Letterspacing incorrect

Because of differences in interpreting letterspacing of fonts, sometimes characters are printed on top of each other or overlapping. Now all fonts are forece to letterspacing: normal. This should prevent the effect in many situations.

Javascript in document

Javascript files were not downloaded and inline javascript content was removed although if javascript was enabled in preferences. Javascript is now downloaded and initially executed if possible before conversion (if option is enabled in preferences). That tends to a bit shorter time to build the pdf, but in most cases to a result thats nearer on the screen rendering.


Enhancements

Undo for deleted content

The editing window has a new undo button. This can undo previous deletion actions.

Configurable keyboard shortcuts

Now there are four actions (Popup menu, Sidebar, Print current Tab, Print all Tabs) that can be used. The shortcuts are configurable in the preferences Dialog.
This gives more flexibility in calling the AddOn (two new shortcuts) and going around clashes with other defined shortcuts, because now it is possible to configure free shortcuts for these actions.

Force "Save as ..." Dialog

If in preferences "Closing Dialog after conversion" checked it is now possible although to check always "display Save as..". If checked you are always forced to save the result to a filesystem location.


Save separate PDF's to separate Folders

If in preferences "Save as separate PDF's" choosen, it is now althogh possible to check "save to separate Folders". If this is checked and you invoke a save Action (e. g. Save Button) you will be asked for every PDF where to save, If that option isn't checked, you get a Folder selection Dialog and all Pdf's will be placed there.


Sidebar: My Documents and Recent are configurable

It is now possible to disable the use of the "My Documents" or "Recent" Folder in the sidebar. You can change the options "extensions.RRprintPages2Pdf.archive.showMyDocuments" and "extensions.RRprintPages2Pdf.archive.showRecent" in about:config from true to false (see FAQ).

Max length of Outputfilename configurable

The length of the pdf Filename is shortened to 60 character by default. This behaviour can be changed by setting the option "extensions.RRprintPages2Pdf.processing.maxOutFileLength" with about:config to the number of characters you want. A value of 0 or negative values means unlimited Filename length. (see FAQ)


Technical issues

Temporary files in user Temp Directory

The temporary files of the AddOn are not longer placed in the Profile Directory, they are now in the users temporary Directory. Same is valid for the recent files.

Help Url more dynamically

The help system now tries to call several urls for finding the help site (goes around problems with webhoster).

Version 0.1.9.1 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

What's changed for this version

Bugfixes:
Compatibility issue Firefox Version 21.*
Code changes for taking in respect changes in Firefox Version 21.* API.

Edit window shows busy image
After reloading an edited document only the busy icon was seen and the document could not longer be edited. That has been fixed in this version..

External fonts are not used
External downloadable fonts would be ignored. Now they are downloaded and, as long as the converter understands it, used in the PDF. This should enhance the Quality of many conversions that failed before.

Letterspacing incorrect
Because of differences in interpreting letterspacing of fonts, sometimes characters are printed on top of each other or overlapping. Now all fonts are forece to letterspacing: normal. This should prevent the effect in many situations.


Enhancements

Undo for deleted content
The editing window has a new undo button. This can undo previous deletion actions.

Sidebar: My Documents and Recent are configurable
It is now possible to disable the use of the "My Documents" or "Recent" Folder in the sidebar. You can change the options "extensions.RRprintPages2Pdf.archive.showMyDocuments" and "extensions.RRprintPages2Pdf.archive.showRecent" in about:config from true to false (see FAQ).

Max length of Outputfilename configurable
The length of the pdf Filename is shortened to 60 character by default. This behaviour can be changed by setting the option "extensions.RRprintPages2Pdf.processing.maxOutFileLength" with about:config to the number of characters you want. A value of 0 or negative values means unlimited
Filename length. (see FAQ)

Help Url more dynamically
The help system now tries to call several urls for finding the help site (goes around problems with webhoster).

Version 0.1.9.0 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

What's changed in this version
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This release is a feature release, that means it does not only contains bugfixes, there are although some new features like a PDF Preview and a PDF Archive Manager sidebar.

REMARK:<br>If any preview or display PDF functionality is refered, these functions only available if PDF.js is installed. This is default from Firefox Version 19.*, in earlier Versions there is some ability to install it as an AddOn.

Features
  • PDF preview for the conversion result
If you don't let close the conversion window automatically a preview of the conversion result can be displayed in th conversion window. Only for checking the result or playing around with options to test the differen results (changing preferences and pressing "Start" displays the new result).

  • Archive Manager sidebar
The archive manager sidebar lets you easily organize your various PDF results. It is organized in Archives and Folders that are reflecting the selected places in Filesystem (nothing magic, you can access although everything by Filesystem). Archive Manager is althogh a big help in processing, because it supports drag[&]drop of e.g. tabs, bookmarks, links etc. directly into Archive/Folder. These are converted to PDF and saved into the target folder. So converting is a one click task.
Additionally it offers a thumbnail popup view of the first pdf page if you hoover over the title of a PDF in the Archive Manager and a scalable folder view.</p>
<p>If you click on a PDF icon in the sidebar the PDF document is opend in a new Firefox tab.

  • Scrapbook Notes
Scrapbook notes are now although recognized by the AddOn to be converted to PDF.

Bugfixes
  • Bugfix: Header/Footer spacing
The settings of the spacing between header and Text or footer and text was ignored.That has been fixed in this version.
  • Bugfix: loosing original url when switching tab content
If the processing window catched a window for conversion (tab), stays open and than the content of this tab is changing, the conversion window is loosing the previous information silently and converts the actual content. That has been fixed in this version.
  • Bugfix: Image Compression/Quality (64bit Bug?)
The value of image compression was ignored. As mentioned by users; this prevents the 64bit Version from working.[nbsp] That has been fixed in this version.

Version 0.1.8.5 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

This Version fixes a compatibility Problem with Firefox Version18 (many graphics are not printed).
In addition it takes care of the CSS "print" media type so that you could get more printer friendly results if this option is checked.

Version 0.1.8.0b 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

IMPORTANT this release is only a support release for a bug in Chinese language. For all other languages it is absolutely useless!!

Version 0.1.8.0 9.0 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Support for additional languages
Support for additional languages is added to the AddOn:
  • Chinese (simplified) - translated by: Wang.H.K
  • Finnish - translated by: Käännös: Kari Eveli,http://www.lexitec.fi/
  • French - translated by: Bigpapa and Goofy
Help System
Help Information to the various functions of the AddOn "Print pages to Pdf" is available online. It is possible to invoke this information from various Elements inside the AddOn like menuitems or Dialogs. You can invoke the help Information directly at: Print pages to Pdf help pages

Creating separate Pdf's for webpage
There is a new Option, that allows a kind of batch processing of selected webpages. If you enable this option, every webpage in your main processing window will be saved in a separate Pdf file. Table of Content funktionality is working on webpage level (every pdf has its own Table of content). You can still set individual formattings for every webpage. For more information see the item "Separate Pdf's" in global Preferences.

Converting selected Tabs only
Print pages to pdf now comes with an integration into the great AddOn "Multiple Tab Handler". If you have installed this AddOn and have selected some tabs, an additional context menu entry in the multiple tab handler context menu gives you the ability to print only the selected tabs to pdf. More information on the help pages "Convert selected Tabs".

Linux 64bit support enhanced
There are some enhancements in Version 0.1.8.0 for support of 64bit Linux. But it is possible that you have to do some tasks manually, depending on your combination of Firefox and Operating system support. For detailed information see FAQ Linux 64bit.
Bugfixing
The bugfixes from the 0.1.7.1 beta are included in this release. Especially several issues regarding the handling of international charactersets should be solved. There is still an issue with international characters (exactly above numeric value 255) in the title. This is addressed, but can probably not resolved in the near future.

Version 0.1.7.1b 8.9 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Only for testing puposes

error:can't write to destination / non-ascii characters
  • There is a problem if the Firefox profile name contains non-ascii characters (probably the name was used here).
    You find a beta Version that should fix this problem (Windows). If you wants to try it, you can use the Version from here:Beta Version 0.1.7.1bIt should update the previous Version, but on one machine I saw a problem with this (previous Version wasn't uninstalled properly, so please check this, and if so uninstall manually).

Version 0.1.7.1 8.9 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Version 0.1.7.1(Linux)
  • Linux Support This Version is only tested for i386/32bit Linux Versions. Feedback about other Linux Variants is appreciated.
  • Firewall/Anti Virus the Linux Version of the addon calls the binary wkhtmltopdf-i386. Because they are called by Firefox it could be, that security Software asks for permission. You have to allow this (useful permanently).
Version 0.1.7.1
  • Compatibility with Scrapbook 1.5.3 The changes should make it compatible to Scrapbook Version 1.5.3 and hopefully higher.
  • Menuconfiguration enhanced New Preference entries, which gives the ability to enable/disable several menus.
  • Bugfixing Bugfix of various bugs

Version 0.1.7 8.9 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

Version 0.1.7(Linux)
  • Linux Support This Version is only tested for i386/32bit Linux Versions. Feedback about other Linux Variants is appreciated.
  • Firewall/Anti Virus the Linux Version of the addon calls the binary wkhtmltopdf-i386. Because they are called by Firefox it could be, that security Software asks for permission. You have to allow this (useful permanently).
Version 0.1.7
  • Compatibility with Scrapbook 1.5.3 The changes should make it compatible to Scrapbook Version 1.5.3 and hopefully higher.
  • Menuconfiguration enhanced New Preference entries, which gives the ability to enable/disable several menus.
  • Bugfixing Bugfix of various bugs

Version 0.1.5 8.9 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later

  • DLL Now the dll library of wkhtmltopdf is used. It shouldn't be necessary to make changes in Firewall/Antivirus. In addition first conversion startup should be faster.
  • Table of Content Beneath the Outline its now possible to generate a Table of Content that is part of the Pdf (and e. g. will be printed).
  • Frame print If mouse pointer is over a frame, the context menu gives now the ability to only print the frame content (e. g. useful if the frame content is larger than the frame)
  • Bugfixing Bugfix of various bugs

Version 0.1.1 8.8 MB Works with Firefox 3.6 and later