April 27, 2010

Fennec 1.1 - Save as PDF

People print or save webpages for a couple of good reasons.

Sometimes it's because you need to have a permanent record of something you've done: a receipt after making a purchase, or a confirmation that you've filed your taxes or booked a rental car.

Other times, you want to be certain that a copy of a page that will be accessible when you're offline. This might be a boarding pass, a set of directions, or the simplest case: an article to read.

On current mobile devices it's rarely straightforward to print, and dealing with a saved folder of saved HTML, CSS, and images isn't really what's called for in the scenarios I've described. It also doesn't make much sense on devices that, for good reason, try to de-emphasize file systems.

Fennec 1.1 tries to fill this void with a Save As PDF option in the new site menu:


On the N900, selecting "Save As PDF" will bring up a save dialog:


The saved PDF will show up in the Fennec download manager, so that you don't have to go hunting for it in the file system:


Tapping "Open" will bring it up in the device's PDF reader:


Update: Belorussian translation from Martha Ruszkowski

Posted by madhava at April 27, 2010 05:12 PM