Advanced website / multiple webpages to PDF conversion

With a business license you can make use of our easy-to-use regular website to PDF conversion page, but you can also request to take advantage of more advanced features, which are described here. With a few simple clicks you can choose which website or which webpages to convert and we'll then create a PDF in the background for you. This process is called batch conversion and it uses the conversion options (such as page size and orientation) that you select in our members area.

Features

  • Convert one or more websites to PDF in one go.
  • Select multiple webpages and convert them to PDF at the same time.
  • Use many options to control the PDF layout such as page size, orientation and header & footer.
  • Apply watermarks or stamps on the PDFs.
  • Protect and encrypt the PDFs you create.

Usage

The advanced screen below is the one that you will see in our members area.

convert entire website to pdf

You just execute the following steps.

  1. Enter one or more websites or webpages that you want to convert
  2. Select how you want the conversion done
  3. Select how you want to be notified or if you want the result saved to the Cloud (optional)
  4. Schedule the conversion and wait for the result!

Settings

Below is an explanation of the settings that you can use in the screen above. Besides these settings there are a lot of other settings that you can set and save in the members area that determine the layout of your PDF. These are explained in our general documentation as they also apply to our other tools.

Desired action

You choose from three different ways that you want to mass convert your webpages or websites.

  1. I want one PDF for each webpage above: choose this if you want to convert many webpages and want to have one PDF for each of those webpages.
  2. I want one PDF for all the above webpages combined: choose this if you want to create one large PDF from a number of different webpages combined.
  3. I want one PDF for each website above: choose this if you want to convert one or more entire websites to PDF. We will then generate one large PDF for each website that you've entered.

Settings for full website conversions

If you're converting websites (instead of individual webpages) then there's two more options you might want to look at.

  1. Do not determine pages via a website's own sitemap: choose this if you're certain that the website's sitemap is not correct and you want us to crawl the website instead. Please be aware that usually a sitemap is more reliable since the owner of the website will know which pages are really relevant from the website and will therefore include those in the sitemap.
  2. Only include pages at the level of the URL or below: choose this if you want to have pages from a certain part of the website depending on the URL structure. Example: if only want pages that have at least http://www.example.com/this/level/ in the URL, then you should check this option and make sure that you enter a URL that starts with http://www.example.com/this/level/ and we will exclude everything else from the PDF.

Actions on completion

When the conversion process is complete we can notify you in a number of ways.

  1. Notify email: fill in your email address if you want to receive an email when your conversion has been completed. We will then send you an email with the link to the location where you can download the PDF.
  2. Callback URL: fill in the location of a script, if you want us to POST the results (and the download location) when the conversion has been completed. Please refer to the batch API documentation for details.

Cloud storage

We can automatically store the PDFs we create with this process in the Cloud so you don't have to download it yourself. Currently we support Dropbox only, but other cloud services are on our to-do list.

  1. Filename: fill in the filename mask that you want us to use for the resulting PDF. This allows you to create a useful filename for storage in the cloud and also to monitor the job. You can use the following shortcuts to form your filename:
    URL related: %url will be replaced by the URL of the webpage and %domain will be replaced by the domain of the webpage
    date and time related: the following fields can be used to capture pieces of the date of submission: %YYYY (year), %MM (month), %DD (day), %hh (hour), %mm (minute) and %ss (second)
  2. Store on Dropbox: Check this if you want to have the results stored on your Dropbox automatically. You will need to authorize our Dropbox App once to allow us to do so.

Limitations

In order to protect our systems and our other customers from servers being overused, we have the following default limitations. These limits can be lifted on request, but a surcharge will apply. Please inquire for a possible upgrade of your license.

  • You can submit a maximum of 1 website or 500 webpages at a time
  • If you want to convert an entire website, then it must have a maximum of 500 webpages
  • When a website has no sitemap, we crawl a maximum of 5 levels deep and up to 2000 pages