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Old 02-01-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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Can I download internet threads

Hi,

I (a newby) have just moved into my vintage trailer and this only to to renovation. To get on the internet, I have to go to the library or a free wireless site. I would like to be able to download various threads from the forums so that I can read them at night when I'm not working on the trailer. When I simply save a thread to my documents (or downloads?) file, I get many files with extensions like .gif., .htm, .jpg, .php and .js. I understand .doc, .dwg and the one for excel etc but these extensions are foriegn to me. Is there a way I can save forum threads with out being a computer maven to read them? Any help appreciated.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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I just tried it and was successful. Try going to your "File" drop down, then "Save Page As". This will save it as an HTML file and it should come right up even when you are not online. You may have to save each page separately however. I did not try and view consecutive pages when I was offline.


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Old 02-01-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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You will definitely have to save each page. I would create a folder for each subject and drop the files in there.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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You can have up to 100 posts per page. Go to User CP, look on the left and there'll be "Options" (maybe called "Setting and Options"). One of the options will lead you to a page where there are many options, scroll down until you find the one with how many posts per page.

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That will work! Thanks CrawfordGene!
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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Download Applications

There are applications (freeware) that allow you to download an entire web site or parts of it for viewing without an Internet connection later. I haven't used one of these but my son has and it worked for him.

If you are a macintosh user:

SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by copying the site's Web pages, images, backgrounds, movies, and other files to your local hard drive. Just enter a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), press return, and SiteSucker can download an entire Web site.

Similar PC software is also available.
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I have had issues with saving html pages before. I usually "print" a set of pages using PDF Creator, it acts like a printer and when you hit "print" you select PDF Creator from your printer pull down menu and it will save it to the file of your choice. PDF's are universally readable, and are easy to print hard copies from if the need arises.

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