Saving webpages several layers deep

May 6, 2013 at 22:21:01
Specs: Windows XP
Some of you have no clue why someone would want to save pages into a website. Let me give you just ONE for instance: I am copying tutorials on how to use Paint Shop Pro. There are no tutorials which have all the topics of how to use it on one page. I would have to follow the links to every single page and copy and paste, or save the whole pages individually. Thus, rather than saving the whole website, I am wanting to save the whole tutorial at a website.. D'oh! It means I want to save the main first page of the tutorial, and all the pages of the links it points to for that tutorial for chapter 2 and topic blah blah and subtopic blah and index and appendix. The one I found has main page of the Table of Contents, and most of the chapters I've quickly looked at have one or two pages each, so I'd be pretty safe to save "3 pages deep" or "3 layers deep" when saving that web PAGE in layers. That's what this is all about. Not about saving whole websites. So, stop being pains in the backside coming up with all kinds of reasons why you don't think someone should want to do this. It's a shame IE removed this feature... I used to do it a decade ago all the time. If anyone knows of viable way to do this, I'd sure appreciate a working reply.

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#1
May 6, 2013 at 23:31:40
"Some of you have no clue why someone would want to save pages into a website"

"So, stop being pains in the backside coming up with all kinds of reasons why you don't think someone should want to do this"

You really expect help after throwing in insults like that?


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#2
May 6, 2013 at 23:36:28
You can do this with WinHTTrack: http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/in...

Now set the required options:

1. Specify Project Name & Base Path, click Next.
2. On Action option, select: Download all sites in pages (multiple mirror).
3. On Web address URL box paste the URL of Main page Table of content.
4. Click on Set Options.
5. Click Limits tab, for Maximum mirroring depth select 3.
Note: If the pages which you want to save link to external websites, you should specify the Maximum external depth too.
6. Click Links tab, tick the Get non-HTML files related to a link (to save picture on web page), click OK, click Next.
7. Finish.

I've tested this method and it works for me.

Additional info:
http://www.httrack.com/html/step9_o...
http://www.httrack.com/html/step9_o...


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#3
May 7, 2013 at 01:28:00
If WinHTTrack doesn't do all you want, more here.

Offline Browsers, 2 pages of Freeware.
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/57...


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#4
May 7, 2013 at 06:05:12
I wonder what prompted this rant - maybe a link or two would have helped. Still, it's always good to hear from someone who knows it all.

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#5
May 8, 2013 at 10:21:32
Apparently the original thread I was replying to went away when I clicked "reply" and was prompted to "register" instead of taking me back to the same thread after completing registration, unbeknownst to me it simply had me making a whole new topic. Meantime, that previous thread was filled with responses as I described in my original post. Even if it wasn't, anyone who scans the internet for help from geek sites knows they are often spattered with Control Geeks who roll their eyes and answer as cryptically as possible to make the OP sound as dumb as possible. With all that aside, your fast response was helpful, even if unaware of where my original opinion was born, you probably have a good enough working knowledge of the behavior around these types of forums to know what I mean.

This program you detail sounds very good, and I've carefully looked over the author page. It is a shame there is no inherent way to accomplish this within the operating system itself, but if that's the case, then this particular program just may be the ansewr as long as it isn't spammy. Thank you very much for your response.


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#6
May 8, 2013 at 10:24:48
I gave a very long reply here, after following the link in my email. Unfortunately, after hitting "submit" it took me to a login page, because for some reason following the link in my email doesn't sign me in as with some other sites. However, it said my very long reply was archived ffor me to post after logging in, so I logged in and it brought me back here... without a post archived! I can't find it anywhere! Now I have to type the WHOLE THING all over again! And after I do this, maybe tomorrow or later or after posting the new one, the old one will probably suddenly become visible, but what else can I do? So, here I go again...

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#7
May 8, 2013 at 10:26:09
Well, after logging and posting a 2nd reply and trying to post that second reply, it makes me have to log in again and again it says the reply is archived but brings me back to a blank reply window with no previous replies visible.

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#8
May 8, 2013 at 10:28:38
Finally, the other posts are showing up. I had to refresh the page 5 times before they became visible. Well as if that doens't make things even worse. Now there is definitely some eye-rolling and rib jabbing while everyone pretends not to be. Meantime, again, thanks for the help, and if you read my FIRST reply you will understand where the "RANT" came from, lol.. it was due to all the nasty responses on that OLD thread I originally responded to, I think it was probably from a 3-4 years ago, maybe 2009 not sure anymore.

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#9
May 8, 2013 at 11:33:30
Presumably you can now find the offending links and have the ability to post them if you feel fit. If you got (or saw) bad treatment four years ago them I'm sure that most current helpers here would readily agree and try to supply more acceptable responses.

We get a lot of posters on here and the vast majority (but not all) post without difficulty. Sometimes the use of CCleaner, or similar, can be the culprit - you have to set it to save the necessary cookies.

Whatever, unless you are still of the opinion that the helpers here are clueless then we look forward to your future posts and, once you have mastered this website, hope we can be of some help.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
May 10, 2013 at 02:11:11
I think it is being overlooked that I very clearly stated that my original post was added to a thread here which for some reason didn't get put onto that thread after my account was created, and thus, is completley out of context of it's original intent from the original thread for which it was originally responding to where there were a whole bunch of other replies from other people to the original poster of that particular thread which were the typical "we won't really help because we don't think you should even want to do that" kind of responses and so my reply was for that thread and for some reason when I posted it and was prompted to open an account, after filing out the registration it carried me back to make my post but after posting it, it apparently wasn't being added to that original thread after all, something I didn't discover until after everyone was innocently scratching their heads about the remote and rare possibility that techs might be less than angelic when replying to someone they think is a lamer. I hope this is clear now?

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#11
May 14, 2013 at 18:17:51
I signed in .. very meticulously signed in first before even attempting to post anything additional to this thread, and the screen very clearly showed I was signed in, saying welcome free_speaking, etc. So I posted my additional post, and clicked "submit" and it took me to the "You are one step away, create an account or login!" screen. Big roll of the eyes because I had already signed in and spent a long time here lookinig for the elusive "set as best answer" icon. So I signed in, and I have waited and I have refreshed my screen a BILLION times and the post I made is gone, just like always, but I am SURE it will show up AS SOON AS I FINISH POSTING THIS ONE, lmao.

So, it was about the email I got asking me to "choose a best answer" by clicking the "set as best answer icon" but I cannot do this, because your "set as best answer icon" cannot be found anywhere on this page. SO I simply clicked "was this answer helpful" "Yes" but I have already done that for a couple answers, so I do not think that is what is meant by "set as best answer." I think you need to improve the coding in this forum. Thanks, though for the help. I won't be returning, I've never had so much trouble with a forum board as this one, lol. Seriously. It's a tortuous exercise to post here. Have a good one.


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#12
May 21, 2013 at 09:24:42
Whatever, we get a lot of folk on here who are very grateful for our help and seem not to have any difficulty using the website (look at the quantity of active posts). Best Answer should appear against every response - unless something has suddenly changed without my knowledge. If you care to PM our webmaster Justin Weber I'm sure he will be happy to receive constructive comment and, if need be, make any necessary improvements.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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