Is it possible to group SO questions and export them in PDF format?

Sometimes I like reading offline better than reading on my screen. In this case, I prefer to print stuff. This could also be nice as reference reading, for example for in a waiting room or on the toilet at the office :).

I recently learned about the beauty of the book creator on Wikipedia. Is there anything like it on Stack Overflow? I found only one similar question, but it is about a single question with multiple answers, while I'd like to group related questions with answers into one PDF.

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    Yeah, bringing your office computer into the bathroom is a huge hassle. – Pops Feb 17 '11 at 16:43

You have a couple of options:

  1. Stack Overflow ebooks for kindle

  2. StackPrinter

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    +1 for stackprinter. combined with cups-pdf, this makes a great way to archive those wonderful questions you want to be able to read offline. I've a couple like that. – user142852 Feb 17 '11 at 14:05
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    I think I like stackprinter. not as complete nor user friendly as the wikipedia books generator but good enough. thanks! – mariotomo Feb 17 '11 at 20:14

You could use the SO API's to create an external tool that does this pretty simply. Plenty of PDF generators out there as well :)


I don't think there's any need for the team to build this. As Ólafur Waage said, if you really needed it, build your own using the API! But I don't even think that is necessary. Mac OS and Linux can print to PDF with no additional software and there's open source software to do the same on Windows. Just print the pages to PDF yourself.

  • R, I don't think this question is about printing. Just exporting questions/answers to a PDF file. – jzd Feb 17 '11 at 15:53
  • @jzd: Right, I meant "print the pages to PDF yourself", I will clarify – The Unhandled Exception Feb 17 '11 at 15:56
  • R, yes much better, I understand your point now. – jzd Feb 17 '11 at 16:22

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