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Vista and up-to-date xp machines have a third option, XPS printer. Click on File Print Printer Setup (how you get there depends on the program) and select XPS printer as your printer. This is MS's answer to PDF.
That said, I haven't used it myself.
Leo, you missed out taking a screenshot - Ctrl+Shift+Print Screen. That gets a faithful representation of (most of) what's on the screen. Problematic, of course, if the webpage goes off the bottom or side of the screen, but nothing's perfect.
The easiest thing to do is use Firefox, and then install the extension that allows you to do it (I forget the name right now, but I know there is one). Besides, Firefox is a million times better than IE will EVER be. :)
Copy the Web site address (URL), open a word processor (Ex. MSWord or Writer from OpenOffice.org; it may work with other processors).
In the File menu, select Open, and paste the URL in the line where you type the name of the file that you want to open.
Press Enter or Accept and wait.
The word processor will open the site.
In MSWord you have to "break the links" or something like that. I think that option is in the Edition menu.
I believe this works specially with .html files
Thanks Leo for your site!
Excellent tip regarding the "save to pdf". One I didn't know...lol Thanks!
Try the program Net Snippets. I use it a lot, in particular to save copies of web pages showing my receipts of things I have just purchased off the web. The program even makes a cute "snatching" sound as it snatches the content right off the screen and into a nice format that can be easily categorized, organized, searched,etc. It comes with a toolbar and one of the buttons on the toolbar is "Add Entire Page" which, as you guessed, copies the entire page for you. Check it out.
The best way to save a web page is to "save as" "Web Archive, single file, *.mht". This is much better than using .htm or .html as it does not need to create sub directories and is much more compact. Firefox has an add-on called "Mozilla Archive Format" which saves as *.maf, which can be opened in either Firefox or IE. However, it is only available for Firefox 1.5x but will work in version 2.x but has to be modified and is a bit tricky to do.
You can obtain a screenshot right down to the bottom of a web page even if it goes off the screen - use FastStone Capture, a great piece of freeware from www.faststone.org SnagIt also does scrolling sreenshots, but you have to pay for it.
I enjoyed the article and downloaded the pdf creator which I had not known about -- sounds handy, and I might go to paperless bank statements now also.
However, I was curious why you didn't mention the Save as Archive in IE (mht extension). That seems to get an exact copy of the page without the fuss of a separate file that contains the graphics, etc. I used to use it a lot, though now that I am using Firefox I don't have that ability anymore.
Now that I downloaded PDF Creator, I just tried to save this page using it. All it got was down to the first paragraph of the copy/paste portion. It also didn't save ads, but that didn't hurt my feelings. However the lost information would have bothered me. I think saving to the archive is safer!
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