Grab Text off a Webpage.

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  1. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Many times I need to grab a paragraph of text off a webpage, sometimes it works OK but now and again, 'only' the whole page highlights for some reason,
    which I don't want.

    I tried taking the page but only as a .jpeg which then I can't recover the text off of course, Irfanview won't make a text file of the Clipboard.

    Now I have downloaded a little Freeware App., 'Web2 Text', has anyone used it enough to say if it's good enough to do the job ?

    Otherwise can someone please advise if there is an easy way, on XP, to grab 'bits' of text off one of these 'difficult' Webpages without going via the Cape ?
     
  2. GlobalForce

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    This a bit of a rehash? Mention the browser(s) - provide an example.
     
  3. tobacco

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    How bout this - http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/

    There is a firefox extension.
     
  4. MICRO

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    ( Just checked using FF and 'grabbed the text without problems', thanks GF,
    shall use FF more often.)



    Hello GF - Yes I was hoping that something easy had arrived on the scene
    over 12 months but this App. I mentioned may do the job, I only downloaded it until I get off the net.

    Items such as this below, note the text only for the first review, I can't grab it for some reason and strike the same problem ongoingly via IE, will just try FF.

    http://www.tvscoop.tv/2007/11/tv_review_the_s_17.html
     
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  5. MICRO

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    Thanks Tobacco - Looks as though GF mentioning Browsers had me wondering if FF could cut it, it did, hopefully always.
     
  6. pajenn

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    You could also check out EverNote. It's the best free application for grabbing web content that I know, but it's on the heavy side; 40 MB installer and requires you to create an account.
     
  7. GlobalForce

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    That's think'in Micro - more than one allows cross-reference. This is which version IE? Nogo with & without addons enabled?
     
  8. MICRO

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    IE 7 GF - I did try a few Add-ons over time but they didn't seem to be
    any help so I dumped them.

    FF's Add-ons appear to do their jobs but in this case FF didn't need any,
    I just highlit the paragraph and copy, good, wonder why the diff. between Browsers.

    Cheers.
     
  9. MICRO

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    Thanks for the possibility Pajenn but there would have been two problems.
    Too big for a tiny job and I try to steer clear of registering or accounts.
     
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    I questioned 'cause addons sometimes run interference. Eliminate the variable - narrow the potentials. FF you'd already proven.
     
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