PDFs of Pages

Mon, 26 Dec 2011

When you are building a paper project it is sometimes useful to have the instructions for construction printed out and in front of you rather than having to work in front of the computer. To that end, I have added a new feature for members only!

Click on the new link on the bottom of the page and you can download a pdf of the page with pictures and text ready for you to print out. The pdf still needs a little work but it is in a useable form so I thought I'd roll it out and see what everyone thinks.

I was originally only going to add this feature to project pages then I thought I could perhaps add it to tutorials as well. In the end I decided to add it to all the blog posts and let you decide if you wished to use it.

If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know in the comments box below or by email.

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Comments (6)

  • umehta December 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    This is indeed a useful


    This is indeed a useful feature you are adding. So far I had captured instructions using SnagIt software that captures the screen as it is and printed it to work off the computer. One problem with this software is, it makes the captured image a bit smaller – not a big problem but not convenient.



    You’re welcome 🙂 – RI

  • robives December 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I’ve made a couple of changes

    I've made a couple of changes after some teething problems. If you received a 'page not found' error before please could you let me know if it works now? Thanks!

  • maxlrainer December 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Hi Rob,
    to download a post or

    Hi Rob,

    to download a post or an instruction as a pdf-file is really useful. Until now I printed the pages using the pdf-creator. But this is much easier.

    Rob, I had the problem you described (page not found error) a moment before. Now it's working well.

    Great! thanks for letting me know – RI

  • Smelter December 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    PDF reads fine in “Foxit”

    PDF reads fine in "Foxit" reader 3.2 for Windows (Vista on my net book).

    Much easier then having to print the page to a file via "CutePDF" printer driver.

    A suggestion Rob, how about putting the instructions with the model in the "My files" section? This is what I do in my "paper models" folder.

    Thanks Smelter – good idea with the folder, I’ll see what I can do. I’m planning on adding page numbers to the output as well. – RI

  • PookaFletch December 28, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I noted (a better word than

    I noted (a better word than "complained") yesterday that the "download a PDF of this post" did not work for me. Today it works! Thanks for all you do.

    You’re welcome pookafletch! – RI

  • JayHavvic December 28, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I have been



    I have been using http://www.pdfcrowd.com. It can capture a page in different formats. I like just one long page, but it captures everything including the comments (which is ok).

    Your capture is much cleaner. I like it.

    Excellent. I’m just working on adding page numbers to the pdf pages. – RI

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