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Is there a way to save web pages? How?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by windcatcher, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    I do a massive amount of Internet searches on topics I find interesting.... And often sources and have saved web addresses. Some of it I've found on credible sites.... really authentic, such as government/ law/ science/ etc.... but controversial.... and later the page is no longer available and I can't find the original content.

    Is there a way I can save a whole web page?

    (So far, the best attempt I've had, produces a bunch of computer jibberish and lost image commands... with whatever words are contained in the document interspersed through out. It makes retrival of any content a royal pain!)
  2. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    I've done it a couple of ways. If the page is text intensive, I'll copy the address and add the access date, then copy and paste the material into a word doc (ctrl A selects all the text). This takes up the least amount of disk space and allows me to adjust the margins and print size. I can also highlight, etc.

    If there is a "print" page available, then that page can often be saved as a doc or pdf. Or you can easily follow the previous instructions and save it in your own document.

    If it's a busy page and the first way is too much trouble and the second is not available, you can save the page as is by right clicking and choosing save as. It will probably go into your download folder and you need the file type to be "webpage, complete." You will get a folder that has all the data to form the page and a file with a browser icon beside it. I just did it for a library page I was on. The address is terrible, but it opened just like the internet page I was on.
  3. exscentric

    exscentric Active Member

    May 24, 2004
    I usually just do the copy and paste but if you are really into saving stuff you could just book mark and return later or maybe the following thoughts.

    You might snoop this out: http://www.mendeley.com/

    Also there are free programs that will download entire websites if you get a site you really like. Example, I collect Irish stamps and found a retailer that sells online. He had pictures/numbers for all Irish stamps so I downloaded the site and have a ready offline referrence.

    Don't remember the name of the one I use but a google for "software to download website" would probably find something or ask and I can look it up on the other computer.
  4. Steadfast Fred

    Steadfast Fred Active Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    Alt+PrtScn will copy a snapshot of the window and allow you to paste it in Word or Paint.

    I use it often.

    Also, in many cases, you can just go up to File and Save Page as and save it as a html file that you can open in Microsoft Word. It saves the html page and creates a folder with all the images in it. (Does not work with all pages, but with many)
  5. Trotter

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    Jun 29, 2003
    If you are using Firefox, get the Screengrab! extension. It will let you save or copy the entire frame/page, only what's visible, by selction, or by window. I think it saves it as a jpg file (image). It doesn't matter how long the page is, either.
  6. HeDied4U

    HeDied4U Active Member

    May 6, 2001
    For Vista (and using the Firefox browser), I have found the following works for saving web pages....

    Left click "File"

    Left click "Save Page as"

    In the drop down box entitled 'Save as type,' select "Web Page complete"

    Usually saves into the Documents file and ready for viewing offline at any time.

  7. thebrain72

    thebrain72 New Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    Haven't been on BB in a while and just saw this. If you use Firefox take a look at www.zotero.org. It does an excellent job of storing webpages. It is considered a research assistant.

    They are working on a standalone version that will work with other browsers, but it is currently in Alpha release.