Saving pdf version of the webpage rather than usual snapshot

First of all I would like to thank the Zotero team for such a wonderful software.

In the Zotero, an screenshot can be taken and attached in a reference. But rather than the usual screenshot (a directory with images, html, css, js...), I was wondering if Zotero would save the pdf version of the web page. That will, on one hand, save the limited amount of free space provided by Zotero. On the others, it would make it easier to syn the Zotero in a new computer.

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  • edited September 24, 2014
    It's a good idea in theory, but what about pages that display content in a frame? How does one capture such content properly in a PDF?

    Besides that, I haven't seen any good javascript (it would have to be javascript based) library that enables this. If someone comes across something like that, I'm sure we'd be happy to explore the possibilities.

    Alternatively, it would be great to capture the snapshots as HTML, but store them in a single file. This has been discussed before and several such file formats exist, but, unfortunately, not a single one of them is universally supported. So perhaps it may be better to ask browsers to support one of these formats.
  • have a look at this command line tool for saving html to either pdf or images (png/jpg/...).
    I use it all the time.
    If installed it could be used as a backend. (I'm not sure about frames though, just don't remember how it works with them. I guess, it should work ok.)
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