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Old 22. Sep 2018, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need to Save WebPages to Kindle for Offline Viewing

I have already tried two free applications that were big failures; Amazon's "Send to Kindle" and "Pocket"

Send to Kindle takes hours and only works about one time in five after allowing it all night to get things done.

Pocket sort of works but is not reliable at all; about half the time, Pocket works fine and all desired content will show up.
The other half, all pictures and diagrams will be omitted, or it will cut-off the last paragraph or more, and sometimes both --- no images and not all there either; once it does this, all subsequent attempts on the same page will have identical results.

Is there anything available that can save webpages to the Kindle that is more reliable ?

It would even be better if this could be accomplished via the USB connection instead of WIFI.

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
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There are different possibilities.
Emailthis will save entire webpage:
https://www.emailthis.me/
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Emailthis will save entire webpage:
https://www.emailthis.me/
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I tend to use the save as pdf option on the web browser. If all I need is the reading material and no interaction with the links, this works well.

I don't know if kindle opens pdf or not, I don't use it
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I tend to use the save as pdf option on the web browser. If all I need is the reading material and no interaction with the links, this works well.

I don't know if kindle opens pdf or not, I don't use it
That would be ideal ! Thanks !

What browser are you using that will allow saving as PDF ?
I have Chrome, FireFox, Pale Moon, and even Internet Explorer.

My Kindle handles PDF well.
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Once upon a time... i used to use a free program called Bullzip:
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php
Haven't installed it in a very long time, but hey, if you can "print" a webpage to .pdf for free!
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Once upon a time... i used to use a free program called Bullzip:
Haven't installed it in a very long time, but hey, if you can "print" a webpage to .pdf for free!

Thanks! I was just investigating BullZip and find it is highly recommended.

I finally did figure out that, in order to save to PDF, it is done in the "Print" and not where one would expect "Save Page As".

I saved a couple practice pages and all worked well except that my free version of PDFXchange Editor covered the top fifth of each page with a big watermark.

It is my understanding that Bullzip does not do the watermark thing.
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Print to PDF, it's built into chrome browsers on windows. My chrome/frefox prints to pdf by default, no need for bullzip or anything extra

on android, you can share webpage to printer, then the default is print to pdf <- built into android i think, no extra apps needed. No clue for apple os, I don't have one

on phone too, you could hold link and select download link, it saves an offline copy

for windows computers, they use that xps file, it's on all the new windows OS, their version of pdf? I don't know if android can open it or not. I use pdf or txt for everything
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When you say Kindle, you mean the Kindle device, right?
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When you say Kindle, you mean the Kindle device, right?
Yes; Amazon's device for book-reading and such, similar to but not as useful as an iPad.
There are more books stored in my Kindle than in our local library and the miniscule 10 or so GB capacity still shows 7.5 GB free space.

Technically, the Kindle belongs to my wife and she abandoned it in favor of her two iPads.
I took it over and turned it into a portable off-line photo album, which it works very good; as, I can let interested people look at my pictures regardless of where we may be.
The only thing I don't like is that stupid soccer-mom finger-swiping way of navigating; it becomes a germ-sharing virus-infected harbor for bacteria in short order.

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Print to PDF, it's built into chrome browsers on windows. My chrome/frefox prints to pdf by default, no need for bullzip or anything extra
Thanks so much ! I found it in Chrome and did a test run; it worked wonderfully; no watermarks messing up things.

I will see if I can find it in FireFox.

I don't think Pale Moon has the capability yet.
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