WordPress – Post – Convert to PDF Document


Recently I wrote a document using WordPress.

Really should have used Google Docs as the document is really too big for WordPress.

Besides, Google Docs has much nicer and accessible Convert to other document formats options.


Too late

Too late to cry over spilled milk.

Besides, it is only Monday and like Bangles Tuesdays are my fun day.



Would rather have the document as Doc or Docx, as in Word for Windows.

But, for now having as a PDF will get me halfway.


Convert To PDF


Here are some options for converting the document to PDF.

  1. printFriendly
    • Web Site
    • Chrome Extension
      • Print Friendly & PDF
  2.  wk<html>topdf
    • Links



printfriendly – web site

  1. Please go here
  2. Enter the URL you will like captured
Screen Shots

print Friendly & PDF – Chrome Extension

  1. Launch Chrome
  2. Access Extension
    • Visit here 
    • Or google for “print friendly chrome extension
Screen Shots




Script – MS Windows

set "_folderApp=C:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\bin"
set "_appName=wkhtmltopdf.exe"

set "_appNameFull=%_folderApp%\%_appName%"

set "_url=http://biblehub.com/numbers/11-15.htm"
set "_title=c:\temp\linopen.pdf"

"%_appNameFull%" %_url%  %_title%


Dedicating to Traffic Generation Cafe, as they pointed me to the PrintFriendly.com

How to Convert Blog Post Into PDF

What makes PrintFriendly so awesome?



Google Chrome and Adobe Flash


We all know that having multiple windows and tabs opened in Chrome, can beat up your machine.

So we struggle with one of the pointers to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Living with it

So we live with it, until we click on a new link, and everything drags down for what seems like moments.

And, we are left wondering what is it this time.


Disable Flash

To disable Flash, please do the following:

  1. In the address box, enter “chrome://plugins/”
  2. Seek out “Adobe Flash Player”
  3. Within “Adobe Flash Player” group box, click the “Disable” link





Post Changes



Is Flash Installed and Enabled?

Here are some web sites that we can use to determine if Flash is installed and enabled for your current browser…

  1. What Is


When Flash is Enabled



When Flash is Disabled



Let us measure the impact of having Flash enabled.

I will use the web page that got me thinking…

Start / Stop / Enable / Disable Terminal services from command line



We will simply use the Task Manager that comes with Google.

To access the Task Manager:

  1. Click on the menu – menu
  2. And click on “More tools” \ “Task Manager”:




With Flash Enabled

Single Page Using Flash



Quick Explanation:

  1. When flash is enabled, we have a Task by the name – Plugin: Shockwave Flash
  2. The plugin is using 76 MB



Multiple Pages Using Flash



Quick Explanation:

  1. When multiple pages are using flash, we have two plugins ( Plugin Broker : Shockwave Flash and Plugin: Shockwave Flash )
  2. The Plugin Broker uses 14 MB and the actual plugin is at 71 MB


With Flash Disabled



Quick Explanation:

  1. No more task listed for the Flash Plugin


I think with the advent of HTML5, I for one can jettison Flash.

Love my YouTube Videoes, thankfully most of them have been converted from FLASH to HTML5…What an herculean effort that must have been.

As Flash Videos are often autoplay, one can feel a bit overwhelmed with all the side shows.

It is not just the memory consumed, but also the CPU and Network trffic that is negotiated.


I think anyone who edits via WordPress will agree that the WordPress editor is itself a healthy eater of resources; especially memory.



  1. Adobe Flash Player plug-in
  2. Chrome’s next update makes it less resource hungry
  3. Chrome will ‘intelligently’ pause Flash content like auto-playing ads


  1. Reduce Chrome Memory


Adobe Reader – XI – Error – A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available


Friend called and says how much she is hating Adobe as she is unable to use Adobe Reader XI to open\read a document she printed to Adobe from Microsoft Word.

Screen Shot

Here is a screen shot of the problem:


And, the problem text reads:

Header – Adobe Reader has stopped working

Text – A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

Problem Diagnosis

You know the routine. Is the Problem Microsoft, Adobe, or interoperability?

Problem Resolution

Adobe Acrobat X Pro

As she is using Adobe Acrobat X Pro as the Print Distiller \ Print Driver, I installed Adobe Acrobat X Pro, tried it on my newly installed MS Windows 7, as she is on that OS.

Everything worked. I am able to print from Word to Adobe PDF.

Determine Version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

We next determine the version of Acrobat Reader that she is using.

From Adobe Reader:

  • Launch Adobe Reader
  • Access menu items – Help \ “About Adobe Reader XI…”

And, we determined that her version# is 11.04

Alternate Reader – FoxIT Reader

I am a big fan of Fox IT and had her download and tried it out.  As always, worked reliably and fast.

Fox IT Reader is available @ http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

Adobe Acrobat Reader – Repair

Repair Adobe Reader.

From Adobe Reader:

  • Launch Adobe Reader
  • Access menu items – Help \ “Repair Adobe Reader Installation”

Repaired Adobe and thankfully she is now able to open and view MS Word -printedto- PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Acrobat Reader – Update (Auto)

If the Adobe Reader Update does not work for you, I will say try to update to the latest version of Adobe.

From Adobe Reader:

  • Launch Adobe Reader
  • Access menu items – Help \ “Check for Updates..”

Adobe Acrobat Reader – Update (Manual)

For those interested in having access to the installers, please navigate to ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader

In our case:


So the summary is to try using Acrobat Reader in-built Repair Utility.

If that does not work, try to use the App’s built-in Upgrade functionality or track down the latest installation media \ files and install it.

I will suggest that you have a copy of alternate PDF readers (Fox IT reader, etc)  on hand.

If for no other reason, it helps you quickly determine if the PDF file is a bit damaged.

And, my personal take, is that these other utilities are a bit lightweight.


Adobe – Flash – Error – “An Errored occurred. Please try again later”

Adobe – Flash – Error – “An Errored occurred.  Please try again later”

In this particular instance, this problem only occurred when we tried viewing from Mozilla Firefox; no problem on Microsoft IE nor Google Chrome.


In Microsoft \ Vista:

1) Access “Control Panel” \ “Programs and Features”

a) Uninstall “Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin”

b) Or you may choose to download & run the “Adobe Uninstaller”


2) Access Page that requires Firefox

a) You will be asked to download Adobe Flash

b) Do not choose to download the current Flash

3) Download older and more stable version of Flash

a) Where can I find direct downloads of Flash Player 10.3 for Windows or Macintosh?


b) Choose to download “Flash Player 10.3 for other browsers”

c) Install the downloaded Application

4) Restart browser and hopefully video plays

5) If it plays, disable automatic updates

a) Inside your browser, Right-Click on any video playing

b) From the “Drop-down” menu, select “Global Settings…”

c) The In “Flash Player Settings Manager” window appears

d) Access the “Advanced” Tab

i) Confirm the version# for “Plug-in Version” (ours was

ii) Select “Never check for updates (not recommended)”


1) Flash Player Help / Installation Problems / Flash Player / Windows


2) Flash Player Help / Uninstall Flash Player | Windows


3) Flash Player Help / Find version | Flash Player


4) How to disable auto-update notification in Flash Player


Adobe – PDF/MS Word Conversion

Adobe – PDF/MS Word Conversion

An old and dear friend calling yesterday afternoon saying she is having problems converting an Adobe\PDF document to MS Word doc.

Looks like a good avenue for Google and so goggled and tried various websites and downloaded various conversion utilities.  But, this particular PDF document appeared to be more image based rather than actual typed documents.

The tool that finally came through is Adobe Acrobat X.  It is currently available for purchase and evaluation @ http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro.html