PDF Newspaper

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Easily create printable PDFs from webpages





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PDF Newspaper is a free software project to help people create printable PDFs from content found on the web. It is a free alternative to HP's Tabbloid service. It is being developed as part of the Five Filters project to promote alternative, non-corporate media.


To easily convert web pages and feeds into PDF, we provide a bookmarklet which can be added to your browser's bookmarks toolbar. Once added, you can get a PDF version of any web page or feed you're viewing by clicking the bookmarklet - no need to visit this website.

The bookmarklet is available in the options panel (click 'show options...' on the form above). Before dragging it up to your bookmarks toolbar, configure it by setting the title, story order, image, full-text and other options. Then drag up. If you've never used a bookmarklet before, read more.


To create a PDF from a web page or a feed, pass the URL (encoded) in the querystring to the following URL:

 * http://fivefilters.org/pdf-newspaper/makepdf.php?feed=[url]

To customise the output, the following options can be appended to the querystring above (again, make sure to URL encode the values):

 * &title=[PDF title]
 * &order=[Date order] ('desc' or 'asc')
 * &images=[Include images?] ('true' or 'false')
 * &fulltext=[Fetch full text?] ('true' or 'false')

If you have an API key, add that to the querystring:

 * http://fivefilters.org/pdf-newspaper/makepdf.php?feed=[url]&api_key=[key]

Note: When a valid API key is supplied, the service redirects to another URL to hide the API key - a key ID and unique hash replace the API key in the querystring. The API key should not be shared, so if you'd like to link to a PDF publically while protecting your API key, make sure you copy and paste the URL that results after the redirect.
Last updated on December 16th, 2010
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