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convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby HaWe » 04 Apr 2013, 19:26

hey,
does anybody know how to convert a html internet website into a word file *.doc? Including all pictures, graphs, and so on?
e.g.
http://paulbourke.net/miscellaneous/dft/

everytime I tried it resulted in loosing all formula charts and graphs.
I used the firefox or IE menu file...save as,
I selected a certain folder, and saved it.
I could see a html file and an additional folder containing additional files.
But opening it with word I only coud see pure next, nothing else.

Any ideas...?
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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby iplewis » 05 Apr 2013, 09:39

Works for me...

Firefox: File | Save As [web page, complete]

Open .htm file in Word. Pictures are present.

Save As [Word 97-2003 document *.doc]

I've (hopefully) attached the file, but renamed to .txt as .doc isn't allowed. Hope this doesn't annoy anyone. Apologies if it does.....

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Windows 7 Pro 32 bit, Firefox 3.6.28, Office 2010

P.S. If you'd be happy with a .pdf, then any of the 'print to pdf' programs would be another way to do this.
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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby HaWe » 05 Apr 2013, 21:56

hey,
thx 4 your efforts, but unfortunately - no, the pictures are not included. Theay are just represented by dummies.
...
print to pdf programs? are they add-ons for firefox?
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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby iplewis » 08 Apr 2013, 10:44

Hmmmm..... so it does. It seems the word doc is just linking to the pictures. I assumed it would include them in the file.

Print-to-pdf applications will work for any windows app; they 'pretend' to be a printer driver, so that you can select them just as you would choose a different printer, but then produce a .pdf file. The one I use is called CutePDF Writer. I've hopefully attached the results I got using it on your original web page.

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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby HaWe » 08 Apr 2013, 16:22

that's fine, thank you!
How did you make the printer "print" the website?
Copy and Paste?
Or print menu of the browser and then choose the pdf printer to print/save?
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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby mightor » 09 Apr 2013, 10:06

In Chrome I can simply save as PDF in the print menu. I am pretty sure Windows 7 and 8 both have the print to PDF option as well.

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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby iplewis » 09 Apr 2013, 10:16

doc-helmut wrote:that's fine, thank you!
How did you make the printer "print" the website?
Copy and Paste?
Or print menu of the browser and then choose the pdf printer to print/save?


The latter.

Install Cute PDF Writer
Go to webpage
Firefox | File | Print
Select 'Cute PDF Writer' as the printer.
'OK'
You should get prompted for a file name/location.

Interesting that Chrome has this built in. I suppose that newer versions of Firefox/IE may have as well....

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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby HaWe » 09 Apr 2013, 13:57

hey, thank you - but this installation went wrong two times.
A pdf document was saved to my HD but it could not be opened by Adobe reader or Word (pdf extension): "file demaged".
But I will now look for different pdf printers I'm sure I'll find one which will work.
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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby mightor » 10 Apr 2013, 07:58

You're not trying to print documents with crazy long words like "Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz" and "Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkauunterbeamtengesellschaft", are you? That would probably cause a buffer overflow somewhere.

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Re: convert html internet page into a word file *.doc

Postby HaWe » 10 Apr 2013, 09:52

how did you guess this?^^
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