Download a PDF of a newspaper.

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If you want to read newspapers or periodicals offline or send an article to a friend, make a PDF of a newspaper with a handy application.

Maybe you want to read your newspaper offline during a long trip. Or maybe you want to send an article or column you find stimulating to a friend to read. Perhaps you want to print out some newspaper content without the formatting challenges of printing directly from a web page. Good news — you can easily convert a newspaper or periodical file to a PDF. Once you have your PDF file, you can download it for your long trip, email it to a friend, or print the file to save an engaging or important article.

Here’s how to get a PDF file of a newspaper.

Most web browsers provide the option to print the page you are viewing, and within this function, you can save the page as a PDF instead of sending it to a physical printer. If you’re viewing a newspaper page on the web that you would like to save as a PDF, just find the Print option in the menu and choose “Save as PDF” as your print destination.

Another way to create a PDF from a newspaper is to download the contents you’d like to include in another file format, then convert that file to a PDF. The process might look a little different depending on your browser and operating system, but you should be able follow these or similar steps:

  1. In your internet browser, click File > Save Page As.
  2. Choose the location where you’d like to save the file.
  3. For the file format, select DOCX or another type of file extension.
  4. Open Adobe Acrobat and go to the File menu.
  5. Choose Create > PDF From File.
  6. Navigate to the location of the newspaper file and click Open.
  7. When the new PDF opens, you can email it or save it for offline reading.

How to download a newspaper as a PDF on mobile.

You might want to save a newspaper article that you’re reading on your mobile device as a PDF. If you’re viewing the article in Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select Share.
  3. Tap Print.
  4. Tap Save as PDF.
  5. Adjust size, orientation, and page number.
  6. Tap Share.
  7. Select the location where you would like to save the PDF.

What next for your PDF newspaper?

Now that you have your newspaper in PDF format, you’re ready to go. If you need a quicker option than this, you can always head to the convert to PDF page and follow the easy instructions there. You can also take advantage of other easy options that Acrobat online services offer, such as annotating PDFs.

Adobe Acrobat includes all the tools you need to create, edit, and share PDF files. In addition to editing PDFs, Acrobat includes PDF management tools that make it easy to communicate and preserve important information in beautiful formats. No matter your browser or operating system, you’ll be able to find all the intuitive and easy-to-use tools you need in one place. Try out the tools individually by accessing them for free with Acrobat online services, or download Adobe Acrobat for a full range of advanced tools.

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