How To Download Articles From Google Reader As PDF Documents

Previously, we used Google Reader’s custom link feature to easily share articles across different social networks. By using this technique you can also directly download articles from Google Reader to your computer in PDF format. Here’s how you can do this.

1. Go to Google Reader “Settings” page.

2. At the bottom you’ll see “Create a custom link”. Click on it.


3. Fill the following information in the Name, URL and Icon URL field.

  • Name: Save as PDF
  • URL:${url}
  • Icon URL:


Save as PDF checkbox will appear above “create a custom link”.


Now go back and open any article. At the bottom of the article, you’ll see “Send to” button. Click on it. Select “Save as PDF” from the drop down.


A page will open in a new tab which is actually Web2PDF online service. The role of custom URL is to send the URL of that article to this service and it converts the webpage to PDF format. After conversion you will be asked to save or open the PDF (for Firefox or IE users).


Download the page and enjoy the article in any PDF reader. You could also create custom urls for any other online PDF conversion tool like Web2PDF.

Last updated on 02 February, 2022

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