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A great subject, mini-tutorial reply by Leo and useful informed comments.Another simple consideration when using Copy & Paste from a web page, especially at your bank's site: highlight the material/info you want to save/copy type Ctrl +C, then go to the page where you're going to place the info . . . Click > 'Edit'> 'Paste Special' and click 'Unformated Text'. This will place the saved info on your page without any of the annoying formating from the web page this allows you to format it to match existing font, color, size etc.or just leave the copied results as they are.
Another great pdf creator is Primo. It is a free tool and easy to install and us.
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For those mentioning "mht", or any other bundled-archive format: my concern is
future compatibility. What tools can be used to read those formats, and will
they really be around, or will they be everywhere and on every platform?
PDF has become such a defacto standard for document production and archival
that it seems the safest. I can read it on pretty much any machine and any OS -
even my phone. And I expect it to remain viable for a long, long time.
That being said, MHT and others are certainly viable alternatives as well if
you're comfortable with them.
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I'm surprised noone's mention HTTrack, "HTTrack is a free (libre/open source) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. Source code is available for Windows and Linux/Unix/BSD."
The website is here http://www.httrack.com/.
Thanks Leo.Very informative article.
Nevertheless,I seldom save to PDF.I find it too restrictive.
It's also as proprietary to Adobe as is the .doc format is to Microsoft.
Personally I don't believe that the PDF format will survive nor will the M$ doc format.
There is a movement afoot to get away from proprietary formats for which royalties have to be paid.
One example would be the Open Document format.
Anyway,my preferred format for now is mht most of the time.
Then html, if the page contains elements (pictures etc)that I may want to save separately.
It's easy to "lift" them out of a html file.
Another advantage is that most browsers open a html or mht file.
They will not open a pdf,unless you have the plugin.
Additionally,most wordprocessors from various companies can open htm,html and mht formats.
Some programs were mentioned for saving webcontent.
I'm sure the posters wrote this in all innocence,
but NetSnippets is no longer available and FastStone Capture went shareware 2 days before the comment was posted.
Regardless,Capture is still a great screencapture program.
I also use easyWebSave from
This is a great, low cost utility for saving webcontent.
As always,just my point of view.
(or 2 cents if you will :)
I personally use the ScrapBook Addon with Firefox. It's an excellent Addon to capture the current level of the current page (text, images et al), multiple levels of the current page, a selected portion of the current page, and last but not the least, the ability to save all pages currently open in tabs. The import/export function of saved pages is neat. All in all, it's a very neat and handy tool for research work, where you need to save numerous web pages.
How can I copy the following web site into word using IE 7.0?
Something is disabling CTRL-A.
Is there any way to enable it again?
I often want to save only a portion of text that I see on a web page, but on some web pages, I can't select the exact portion, it includes either section before or section after. Do you know why is that?
just use the "print screen" key to paste t to paint
I've tried to use PDF Creator as mentioned but then it does not print the entire web page into PDF. Anyone can help me to solve this? Is there any necessary additional setting for this issue?
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