If you're looking at this, you probably saw an amazing graph in Intelligence and wanted to save it, to have and to hold forever. So you probably went here:

Then you made a selection or two, and hit "Generate a PDF."

And what did it do? It opened up a "print" dialog box and stared at you. What were you supposed to do??

The answer: Use your print dialog box to change from printing to saving. Every operating system and browser combination does this differently, but you will either be changing the destination or looking for a "Save As" option. Below is an example for a Mac and Chrome:

Save it and that PDF is yours forever!

Why did you make this complicated?

Buckle up, we'll get a little technical here.

Webpages are these fluid things that can be any size. PDFs, on the other hand, are based on standard paper and are typically sized that way. Figuring out how to programmatically take a webpage that can be displayed in an infinite number of ways and cram it into a paper-sized rectangle is surprisingly difficult.

Browsers have figured out how to make it work pretty well, so when you hit Print, you typically get something that looks more or less like what you wanted. We found that using Print->Save was the best way we could deliver a PDF that looks perfect, even if it's a little more confusing than just getting a download.

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