This problem happens on Google Chrome but is also on the Mac, so I am not entirely sure if it is a Mac related issue or Chrome issue.

For some webpages, such as https://redux.js.org/introduction/getting-started Google Chrome can print it out as a PDF, but the first highlighting using Preview would show the highlighting is off. This has been happening for more than a year:

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It doesn't happen if it is printed by Safari, but Safari sometimes has some issue such as the content column quite narrow. Is there a way to make it print out suitable for highlighting if it is on Chrome? It might be a Google Chrome issue or it might be somehow related to how macOS support printing but as a PDF file. Since printing as PDF is particular to Mac but not on Windows, so I am asking this on Ask Different.

  • Printing as PDF is also possible on Windows... Perhaps it is more to the default settings you have A4, Letter, Legal etc as well as what the printer expects...
    – Solar Mike
    Apr 19, 2021 at 7:04
  • Where does this highlighting come from? The webpage itself, or is this annotations to the PDF after creation?
    – benwiggy
    Apr 19, 2021 at 12:18
  • we can print out a webpage as a PDF file, and then highlight it (using Preview). This is how some users (including me), to not print out a webpage on real paper, but just to print it out as a PDF and be able to highlight it for important notes on the page Apr 20, 2021 at 3:53
  • Can you supply a sample PDF? It may be that Chrome is offsetting the text from its true position somehow, or otherwise creating a difference between the display and the data.
    – benwiggy
    Apr 20, 2021 at 9:10


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