Saving a Webpage for Offline Reading

Someone emailed me this question yesterday: how do you easily save a webpage for offline reading?

– and the solution is simple:

In either Internet Explorer or Firefox: click File and choose Save Page As.

However after that, the Save as type drop box is slightly different.In Internet Explorer you get the  option to save as Web Archive single file (*mht), an option produced by Microsoft as a way to tie together all webpage elements like images and HTML together into a single file.  It will look like this:

As you don’t get this option in Firefox, you need to  choose Webpage Complete, (which you can also do in Internet Explorer), which saves the webpage as a folder containing each single HTML page, as opposed to the single file that is produced when the *.mht  has been chosen.

The illustration below shows how a folder is created if a webpage is saved by type Webpage Complete and allows you to see the various options available in the Save as type: box.

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| January 18th, 2012 | Posted in Firefox, Internet Explorer |

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