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How to save web pages completely?

By Healer ·
I have been trying to save some web pages bells and whistles, such as http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14434/scan-a-windows-pc-for-viruses-from-a-ubuntu-live-cd/ with either Internet Explorer or Firefox. When I reopen it from either browser, all the images are not saved. I wonder why. I try to copy and paste it on to the Microsoft Word, the same problem happens, no images.

I do some translation at http://translate.google.com.au/?hl=en&tab=wT#. I save the pages after the translation, but all the original words or phrases and the translated are not saved. I did see them saved before. Now I can't. What could be the reasons?

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You have to save the site as a "web archive" in IE...

Under "File, Save as.." , should be options to save images as well. Now, as for
Google Translate...it will probably render the HTML markup as unreadable by
trying to change to a different language.

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by Healer In reply to You have to save the site ...

I have just tried all three options with the Internet Explore, Webpage complete, Web Archive, Webpage. None picked up the images. Moreover, I can't find any options whether to save images as well.

On the other hand, I tried to save this TechRepublic web page and it worked. Everything including images seem to be there.

So it must be web site or web page specific.issues. Perhaps there are settings or coding on the page preventing them to be saved. Is it possible.

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Yes, it is possible to block webpages being saved complete with
images, can even block the actual source being viewed, though
it isn't done often. Probably what is happening is a use of frames
and tables to display images and other elements. However, I just
saved the page you linked above, everything was there EXCEPT
for images displayed as advertisements. I'm currently using
Opera 11.64-1403 Linux 32 bit, running in Slax 7 by way of a
self-built module. I might try IE8 or 9 on a different PC to see
if results are same. When using IE8, IIRC you save the entire
page as a "MHT" file to preserve embedded images. Though
images displayed from exterior domains by way of advertisements
usually are not saved, as they are "dynamic" and change periodically

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by Healer In reply to You have to save the site ...

Yes you are right. I downloaded the Opera and tried it. It worked. There is an option of saving with images. So I suppose other options would not save the images at all.

I can't try the Chrome. It crashes on me almost every time, even with the one I've just downloaded. I don't know how Google could have developed such so call Internet browser.

I checked and could view the source. I searched the source for the word "frame" and there was none. So now I don't know what causes the problem with IE or Firefox saving the web pages with images.

The reason I try to save the web page because I would like to be able to read it offline. I remember there was such possibility to set some web pages offline with Internet Explorer ages ago. Now such function no longer exists.

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You can use Tool HTTrack

by darora85 In reply to How to save web pages com ...

the answer is use HTTrack tool. You can copy the whole website even with this or particular url can be passed to it to copy specific page.

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by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to You can use Tool HTTrack

Since the OP had asked for help saving a page with a web browser,
I didn't want to confuse them anymore than they already were. Yes,
many of these web site saving tools exist...wget, curl, wzget (one that
I made back in the 1990s for MS DOS)...

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by Healer In reply to You can use Tool HTTrack

Thanks. I don't need the source or the whole web site. I just want certain web pages to read off-line.

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It's strange.

by Healer In reply to How to save web pages com ...

I checked again.

When I open the saved html file with Internet browser other than Opera, such as the Internet Explorer, the images are not there. It I open it with Opera, then all the images appear. I have the Internet connection turned off when I test it.

I open the folder "Scan a Windows PC for Viruses from a Ubuntu Live CD_files" which was created when the page was saved. I checked and none of the images exists. I even moved both the saved html file and the folder to another place, and the behaviour is still the same.

So now what is going on. The images referred to by the web page must have been saved somewhere else in the computer. However it doesn't make sense. I have not got another computer to move both the saved file and the saved folder over to further test the theory.

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Bookmark it create shorcut Favorites

by Dipiebucb In reply to How to save web pages com ...

If you want to save a page, you can bookmark it or create shorcut. Right-click, choose create shortcut. OR JUST click the Star Icon to save it. You can find it from Favorites
These are for IE

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by Healer In reply to Bookmark it create shor ...

I am trying to save the contents of the web page, not the hyperlink to the web page. I want to be able to read the web page offline.

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