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How to capture a web page(s) to HD

by pjdaly / February 19, 2008 9:41 PM PST

I am using XP Home SP2 the other party is using Vista.

I have created a family history web site (HTML-4) with several pages of info and pictures. A family member would like to d/l or capture the pages to her HD. What is the easiest way of getting this done? She doesn't have to be able to edit just view the pages. It would be nice if there were a way to advance through the site the same as on the web but even that isn't necessary. All I could think of was either copying and pasting into a word doc or e-mailing each page to herself and saving those into a folder.
Anyone have a better idea?

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Re: capture web-pages to HD
by Kees Bakker / February 19, 2008 10:33 PM PST

Use File>Save in your browser. Experiment a little bit with the different options, and you'll find a satisfactory solution, I'm sure.

The alternative would be to zip the whole copy of the site on your hard disk and mail that to her. Then after she unzips, she has a full copy to browse through.
Burning it to a CD and sending that by snail mail is a perfect alternative if the zip-file is too large to mail.

Hope this helps.


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capture web pages to dh
by FISHAMAN / February 19, 2008 10:51 PM PST

send a email with the web sit address on will be a link then she can go on the sits. then in edit. selet at. then copy and past each page to a word page.or notpad

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My thoughts
by pjdaly / February 20, 2008 10:02 PM PST

exactly but I may run into a problem with her computer skills. Want to keep it as simple as possible for her. She is older and new to computers and the net.

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by pjdaly / February 20, 2008 9:54 PM PST

Thanks, that may be what I end up doing but will look at other possibilities.

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If you created the site ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 20, 2008 5:31 AM PST

you could copy the files and directory structure to a CD and send it to her or zip it up for download.

I suspect that you might be wanting to avoid this because the content is constantly being revised or added to.

Direct her to the following link where she can download WinHTTrack (NOT ProxyHTTrack) -

Tell her she might want to also look at the documentation at: (this same info does come with the WinHTTrack download)

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Nice app
by pjdaly / February 20, 2008 9:57 PM PST

I may d/l this and fool with it and send her the resulting file. She is older and new to computers so her using the app is probably not feasible. Thanks.

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