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We all know that we can now save any document as .pdf via Print -> Preview -> Save a Copy as.... In OmniWeb, there's (IMHO) a more elegant way: Hold down Shift-Option-S, go to the FILE menu and choose "SAVE AS PDF" right from the menu.

Note 1: "SAVE TO PDF" only shows up when you press the appropriate key sequence.
Note 2: When you're saving a picture the menu item changes to "SAVE AS TIFF".
Note 3: You can press the keys after activating the file menu.
Note 4: See the comments for a no-menu method of doing the same thing!

Hope this is not a duplicate tip and that some might find it useful.

[Editor's note: You can also save as PDF from any print dialog box by selecting the "Output Options" dialog box, clicking the "Save as File" checkbox, and then selecting PDF (or PostScript) as the format.]
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You mean option-shift
Authored by: sjonke on Jan 28, '02 10:43:31AM

That is the combination that makes Save as PDF appear in the File menu. Command-option-shift-s is the direct keyboard shortcut that avoids the menu altogether.



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Which version of OmniWeb?
Authored by: el bid on Jan 28, '02 11:43:52AM

I'm running 4.0.6 here, which I understand is the latest stable version, and I don't see any of this finery. Shift-Option-S does nothing... :-(

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Which version of OmniWeb?
Authored by: rusto on Jan 28, '02 02:59:52PM
Works for me in 4.06...make sure that if you ONLY type shift-option-s that you keep holding them down as you go to the File menu. To do it JUST with the keyboard type command-option-shift-s.

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Which version of OmniWeb?
Authored by: el bid on Jan 28, '02 04:56:36PM

Sorry, guys, I didn't read the original instructions carefully enough. I assumed that Shift-Option-S would do something. You need to do Shift-Option-S _and_ pull down the file menu at the same time (just as it says...).

Bit weird, this. Why not just add it as a dropdown to the Save As menu?

BUT HOLD THE PHONE!!!!

I'm still not singing from the same songsheet as you guys. I don't see "Save to PDF" at all. I see "Save to RTFD", which is how OmniWeb used to do it on the old NeXT machines (at a time when other operating systems had no way at all of saving coherent Web pages).

Are you sure you're seeing PDF? If so, something really _strange_ is going on here......

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No
Authored by: dak on Jan 28, '02 06:23:59PM

In OmniWeb 4.1sp33 (v344), and probably in older builds, only Shift-Option need to be held down to see the "Save As PDF..." option.

Cheers.



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Save to WHAT???
Authored by: el bid on Jan 29, '02 06:36:41PM

What are you seeing when you use this trick to save _this_ particular page, for example?

Folks here say they're seeing "Save as PDF". I'm distinctly seeing "Save as RTFD".

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No
Authored by: aranor on Jan 31, '02 05:20:46PM
This is known as a dynamic menu item. Go open the menu without modifier keys, then press and hold shift+option. The menu item will change to "Save as PDF..." on the fly. If you let go of the keys, it will change back.

For those of you seeing "Save as RTFD...", I don't know what's going on. Maybe you should email <support@omnigroup.com> about it.

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No
Authored by: el bid on Feb 01, '02 07:21:19AM

> For those of you seeing "Save as RTFD...", I don't
> know what's going on. Maybe you should email
> <support@omnigroup.com> about it.

I don't know what's going on either, and I'd like to find out a little more before bothering omnigroup with this. It's already known that this Save feature is context sensitive (eg Tiff files), which is why I asked folks to report what they see when they do the Shift-Alt Save on _this_ particular page.

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Output options
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 19, '02 04:55:32PM

Just a note.

If you use the "Output options" outlined in the editors comment above, you can also click again and choose "Save custom setting". This allows you to avoid this step in future PDF (or PS) file saves. All you have to do then is choose the custom setting as opposed to standard when printing.

One more thing, when using the custom setting, the button does not change to "save" but remains "print", don't worry, it will still present a save as dialog box to you.



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