Is there a simple way to save posts...

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
...in text form, instead of copy and paste - which removes formatting, images, etc.? I was copying and saving a bunch of my (very) old posts at AK, and I'm just not happy with my results.

Thanks my friends.
 

Ernie

Me
Well, you can save the page in html. or you can save a screenshot of a page, as an image. I'm sure there are other options, but they don't come readily to mind.
 

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
Well, you can save the page in html. or you can save a screenshot of a page, as an image. I'm sure there are other options, but they don't come readily to mind.
I seem to recall in the olden days there was a "view as text" function for forum posts, but I'm not seeing that option with the newer boards.
 

Olson_jr

Active Member
I seem to recall in the olden days there was a "view as text" function for forum posts, but I'm not seeing that option with the newer boards.

I believe that went away when they went to XenForo. Same thing with being able to save PMs as a text file.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
On my computer I just do right-click (yes, on a Mac) and then "Save Page As". Open it up and it is identical to what I was viewing.
 

Olson_jr

Active Member
@Fran604g

While I was taking a walk with my wife this evening I missed something she said and asked her to repeat herself. She said something like, "Where were you?" or "What were you thinking about?"

Anyways, I had to be honest and said, "There is this person trying to figure out the best way to save their old posts at AK, why would anyone need to do that?"

So I have to ask?
 

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
@Fran604g

While I was taking a walk with my wife this evening I missed something she said and asked her to repeat herself. She said something like, "Where were you?" or "What were you thinking about?"

Anyways, I had to be honest and said, "There is this person trying to figure out the best way to save their old posts at AK, why would anyone need to do that?"

So I have to ask?
Mostly because of an increasingly unreliable memory. I find myself trying to think back a few years, or more ago, and having to search relentlessly for information I think I disseminated, only to discover I just can't find it, or I'm not recalling accurately.

I do a fair amount of research involved with the history of antique phonographs, and have written a little for the Antique Phonograph Society. Consequently, I've begun getting into the habit of trying to save "notes" on topics I never thought I'd forget.

Long story short, I can't trust my memory any longer, and when I revisit an old discussion, I don't want to embarrass myself (too much). ;)
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
...in text form, instead of copy and paste - which removes formatting, images, etc.? I was copying and saving a bunch of my (very) old posts at AK, and I'm just not happy with my results.

Thanks my friends.
Well, if you copy from the post (as opposed to using "reply"), and if you're using Chrome (or, if memory serves, one of the MS "Office" apps, e.g., MS Word), you can paste as plain text.

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...in text form, instead of copy and paste - which removes formatting, images, etc.? I was copying and saving a bunch of my (very) old posts at AK, and I'm just not happy with my results.

Thanks my friends.
 

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
Mark, that's what I'm doing, and saving in "Notepad" as a basic .txt file. Ugh. I was hoping there was a way that would save elemental formatting - like word wrap for instance. I've used the Notepad feature extensively for transcribing PDF docs of old print text of historical resources.

Works well, but serious editing always follows the copy and paste function, or you end up with entire words that are a heap of involuntary sym$ol$ and gi&&erish. :)

I never picked up on the "save as plain text" drop-down. I'll try that to see if it's an improvement.

Thank you, good Dr.!
 

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
Mark, that's what I'm doing, and saving in "Notepad" as a basic .txt file. Ugh. I was hoping there was a way that would save elemental formatting - like word wrap for instance. I've used the Notepad feature extensively for transcribing PDF docs of old print text of historical resources.

Works well, but serious editing always follows the copy and paste function, or you end up with entire words that are a heap of involuntary sym$ol$ and gi&&erish. :)

I never picked up on the "save as plain text" drop-down. I'll try that to see if it's an improvement.

Thank you, good Dr.!
Yes! That's quite an improvement over using the Notepad feature. Old habits die hard....

Thanks again, Mark!
 
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