Tuesday, August 09, 2005

RSS to PDF

Recently there was a survey that proves users prefer PDF to HTML. Today I came across a page where you can convert RSS to PDF. Not sure the practical application of this...unless you just want to take a PDF print-out of a blog somewhere??

I converted Scrapple to PDF. Kindof nifty. You can select to include images or exclude them (although I never got them to show with blogs that had images). The PDF displayed postings from the top page, not older posts.

Next time you want to take a blog feed to a departmental meeting...here you go!

Update: I must amend my post. I couldn't get images to appear on RSS to PDF because I just entered the URL directly. It worked when I put in this feed: http://rss2pdf.com/?img=1&url=http://susans411.info/wp-rss2.php

Thanks to Tom, the creator of this service, to e-mailing me this nifty tip. :)

2 comments:

Sue Woodson said...

Ooh, this is fun. I just made a pdf of msescrapple.

Tom Churm said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks so much for mentioning my webservice at http://rss2pdf.com.

I'm really sorry the function to show images isn't working for a few of the feed you've tried. Would it be possible for you to send me the URLs of these feeds, so I can see what's going wrong?

For those of you who know what url encoding is - in rare cases you have to url-encode the feed url that you pass to http://rss2pdf.com.

Susan, my email address is tom.churm@rss2pdf.com .

Thanks again !