This document provides instructions for Acrobat XI. If you're using Acrobat DC, see Acrobat DC Help.

You can work with a PDF document created from web pages the same way you work with any other PDF. Depending on how you configured Acrobat, clicking a link on a converted web page adds the page for that link to the end of the PDF, if it isn’t already included.


Remember that one web page can become multiple PDF pages. A web page is a single topic (or URL) from a website and is often one continuous HTML page. When you convert a web page to PDF, it may be divided into multiple standard-size PDF pages.

When you first create a PDF from web pages, tagged bookmarks are generated if Create Bookmarks is selected in the Web PageConversion Settings dialog box. A standard (untagged) bookmark representing the web server appears at the top of the Bookmarks tab. Under that bookmark is a tagged bookmark for each web page downloaded; the tagged bookmark’s name comes from the page’s HTML title or the URL, if no title is present. Tagged web bookmarks are initially all at the same level, but you can rearrange them and nest them in family groups to help keep track of the hierarchy of material on the web pages.

If Create PDF Tags is selected when you create a PDF from web pages, structure information that corresponds to the HTML structure of the original pages is stored in the PDF. You can use this information to add tagged bookmarks to the file for paragraphs and other items that have HTML elements.

Get information on converted web pages

You can display a dialog box with the current page’s URL, title, date and time downloaded, and other information.

  1. Choose Tools > Document Processing > Web Capture > Page Info.

Compare converted pages with current web pages

  1. To open a page or web link, do one of the following:
    • To open the current page in a web browser, choose Tools > Document Processing > Web Capture >Open Page In Web Browser.

    • To open the bookmarked page, right-click a tagged bookmark, and choose Open Page In Web Browser.

    • To open a linked page, right-click a link in the PDF version of the web page, and choose Open Web Link In Browser.

      The browser opens in a new application window to the page you specify.

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