What is your favorite method of transferring text from an html page to a text document?
An easy question, I realize. But I have not found the perfect solution.
I have TextEdit, NeoOffice, and Appleworks, and the first two often have no trouble at all when it comes to copy/paste, except that TextEdit retains all formatting and when I want to switch to plain text then all formatting is lost. NeoOffice sometimes chokes on the document or retains too much of the tables formatting. Usually what I do is copy and paste but formatting can still be a problem if I want to print, etc. "Saving as web page" or "Saving as text" from Firefox will save the web page identically, depending on the site, but then at some point that web page will be deleted from the site and I can no longer access it—and I don't really want to print the whole web page that I have saved to my drive, only the text.
I would like to be able to transfer the text and manipulate it as I choose and print how I choose. So if I find a web page with text that I want to have permanently on my hard drive, what method do I use?
Tex-edit Plus used to be great at this.
Please clear up my simple-minded confusion.
Edited by deniro (07/22/13 09:13 AM)
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