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I've just tried this in firefox. A couple of things:

1) access to the file save option seems to be indirect - but maybe there is a way to customise 
this, I haven't got time to check at the moment; but

2) much more importantly - it does indeed save as a single file, but the formatting is *awful* 
nothing like the original page, and pictures, graphics, etc are not there - just links. That's not 
what I want to see when  I open a webpage file, I want to see the page (more or less) the same as 
it was originally when I opened it online.

Which raises another issue: I save pages for later viewing on a machine that doesn't have an 
internet connection. I'm assuming that an internet connection will be essential to follow any of 
the hyperlinks in the file, which would render the format useless for my purposes.

       From: Tom Davies <>
 To: jorge <> 
Cc: Gary Collins <>; "" 
 Sent: Friday, 16 October 2015, 21:51
 Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] copying text with formatting from a web page
Hi :)  I've just seen that option in Chrome too.  It's a little more awkward.  From the icon with 3 
horizontal lines go down to "More Tools".  Then "Save page" gives a dialogue with options at the 
bottom to save as a single file or as proper html.  
Thanks Jorge!  It's nice to find or be told about these things :)  Regards from Tom :)  

On 16 October 2015 at 17:35, jorge <> wrote:


        As I see in Firefox, we can save as Web page complete-by default (As I
understand Tom comment), and .html format (A single file to save the web
page as I suggest). I'm sorry if I am wrong.


Jorge Rodríguez

El vie, 16-10-2015 a las 16:47 +0100, Tom Davies escribió:
Hi :)
I thought saving in html format tends to create an extra sub-folder
for images and snippets of code and stuff.  The links in the html file
pick-up on the stuff that's in that new sub-folder.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 16 October 2015 at 16:36, jorge <> wrote:
         Good morning Gary and all:

                 I'm not sure if this following words are of
         topic...excuse me if
         yes ! :

                 I don't remember knowing about .mht file format to
         save web site pages.
         But when I need to do that I use .html file format that give
         us a only
         one file of the web page with all sourse of it as links for


         Jorge Rodríguez

         El vie, 16-10-2015 a las 08:42 +0000, Gary Collins escribió:
         > Tom,
         > That's a good suggestion, perhaps I should have thought of
         it. I will give it a go. In general, I use MS because it has
         been the only one I know capable of handling .mht files, and I
         save web pages using that format because I find it *much* more
         convenient to have the page saved in a single file, rather
         than as a file plus a folder. Perhaps other browsers can now
         open these files now? I don't know, I haven't got around to
         checking recently. You know how it is, you find something that
         works for you and just stick with it - kind of inertia.
         > I had a reply privately from Brian, though, which suggested
         that it might be due to the type of formatting used in
         the .css - using "vertical-align", and if so, that LO probably
         wouldn't recognise it. I checked the file in a text editor and
         that is indeed how the superscripting is generated in these
         > I have since found a workaround which is not the most
         convenient but will at least allow me to get done what I need
         to get done.
         > best,/Gary
         >        From: Tom Davies <>
         >  To: Gary Collins <>
         > Cc: ""
         >  Sent: Friday, 9 October 2015, 18:25
         >  Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] copying text with
         formatting from a web page
         > Hi :)  So Microsoft's Internet Explorer only plays well with
         Microsoft Office?  Err, is there any surprise there?
         > Have you tried with other web-browsers?  Internet Explorer
         often seems to be a pos imo and ime.  Each release of it seems
         to have a load of different 'issues' handling internationally
         agreed standards (yes, Microsoft ARE involved in setting those
         standards!).  So websites sometimes have to write extra code
         specifically aimed at certain versions of IE.  At best IE
         seems to behave more like a trojan as it's so often found to
         have remarkable security issues.  MS usually put out at least
         1 or more security patch per fortnight to deal with some
         critical problem or other.
         > Please, please, please try Chrome, Safari, Opera, or
         anything else.  Even Firefox's worst releases appear to be
         better than IE.  There are a huge range of web-browsers
         available for free and quite easy to download and install.
         > Personally i would probably paste anything off a website as
         plain-text and then add back the formatting myself.  There are
         a few websites i kinda trust but in general i'd try to avoid
         risking pulling dodgy formatting and what-ever else across
         into another program/app.
         > Sorry for the tone here!  Good luck with all this! Many
         apols sand regards from Tom :)
         > On 9 October 2015 at 15:54, Gary Collins
         <> wrote:
         > Should've said, I'm using
         >        From: Gary Collins <>
         >  To: ""
         >  Sent: Friday, 9 October 2015, 15:33
         >  Subject: [libreoffice-users] copying text with formatting
         from a web page
         > Hi,
         > I'm copying some text from a web page (windows explorer)
         into a Writer doc; the text copies OK, but I can't seem to
         preserve superscripting. I've tried normal, HTML format and
         formatted text [RTF] as paste options; I can get attributes
         such as colour pasted, but can't seem to get that superscript.
         MS Word OTOH does preserve the superscript attribute, so it
         must be there on the clipboard. Is there a way of coaxing this
         information into Writer?
         > Thanks,/Gary
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