I would like to have a printout of a question with its answers as pdf, clean from annotations at the right, etc. Many websites already provide this "cleaned-up" look for printing/saving as pdf.

Is this worth implementing?

One option is providing a pretty printout, and another option is already providing a pdf for download (without going through a local pdf printer). I think that both are useful.

How to export question- answers to PDF/DOC asks about saving as pdf, but with a different objective (the requested feature, which is including all answers in the pdf, would be useful as part of my request, but the answer for that was already "No").

Printing out Stack Overflow/Exchange Q&As including comments? is also related, but also aimed at a different objective.


There is an external tool for this, see this answer below. A native method in SO, perhaps borrowed from StackApps.com StackPrinter, would still be very useful.

  • Print preview in FireFox 26.0 shows pretty much what you want for me now. – Mołot Dec 20 '13 at 12:19
  • @Mołot - Almost. It has the top bar, and it appears as a small print (I guess this is due to selecting "Shrink to fit page width"; without that, printing is cropped). I had tried that too prior to posting. – sancho.s Dec 20 '13 at 12:30
  • Starting point: All Your Stack Posts – Martijn Pieters Dec 20 '13 at 14:25
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    Does this app help: StackPrinter: The Stack Exchange Printer Suite? – Martijn Pieters Dec 20 '13 at 14:37
  • @MartijnPieters - I had found a reference to that app. I didn't try it, but a native method in SO would still be of much wider reach. Thanks. – sancho.s Dec 20 '13 at 14:39
  • @MartijnPieters - I have finally looked at stackprinter. It appears to do exactly what I was asking for. I would post your comment as an answer, so I (and others) can upvote. Thanks. – sancho.s Apr 28 '14 at 12:42

Someone already built a website, http://www.stackprinter.com/, that does just that: turn Stack Exchange posts into PDFs.

See the StackApps.com StackPrinter page for more information and a list of current features.

At the time of this answer, the feature list included:

  • Addons:
    1. Greasemonkey script - Adds a Printer-Friendly button on question's page (FF|Chrome)
    2. Bookmarklet - Allows you to print a question directly from question's page
  • Favorites: lets you browse and print favorites users's questions from:
    1. The Stack Exchange Network
    2. Delicious social bookmarking
  • TopVoted: top voted questions by tags
  • TopPrinted: StackPrinter top printed questions
  • Deleted: popular deleted questions archive
  • MySE: for printing all your Stack Exchange stuff

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