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Fri
22
Jan
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How to: Archive Web Pages as PDF, View Offline Later

Infopackets Reader Phil S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I often view web pages online the Internet that I want to archive into PDF (portable document format), so that I can view them later. I am using Windows 10, and normally I use Firefox as my browser. ... However, when I save the the web pages for archiving, they always open up in Edge. If I transfer the pages to thumb drive for viewing on a different computer (not using Edge), then the web pages won't load properly. Is there a way to get the computer to save offline web pages without using Edge? My preference of course would be to view the ... (view more)

Tue
07
Apr
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Internet Explorer Replacement Gets Thumbs Up

More ambitious users of trial versions of Windows 10 have now got their hands on the replacement for Internet Explorer . The consensus is that it still needs work, but displays some impressive new features. The new browser is codenamed Spartan , ... though that may not be the final name. It will be the default browser in Windows 10, with Internet Explorer only available by going through the Accessories section of the Programs menu. Internet Explorer is only being included for the sake of compatibility with very old websites that use outdated technology. (Source: networkworld.com ) For the first ... (view more)

Fri
27
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Web Pages Load Slow, but I have Fast Internet. Why?

Infopackets Reader Paul H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded my Internet connection speed through my Internet Service Provider, and I now have 60MB broadband service. As I expected, I have really fast downloads and web pages load lightening ... fast. However, some websites are considerably slower than I would expect, even slower than before the upgrade. Any ideas why that might be? " My Response: There are many reasons why some pages don't load as fast as others, even if you upgraded your broadband. The most important point to understand is that even though you have a fast ... (view more)

Thu
16
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Know When a Web Page was Last Modified?

Infopackets Reader 'Dave' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a question which I can't seem to find a clear-cut answer to. Can you tell me: is it possible to view a web site / web page and determine when it was last updated? " My Response: The simple ... answer is that there is no easy way to know when a page was last updated - which is most likely why you're having trouble finding the answer. Information regarding the 'last modified date' of a page is usually reserved for web site owners (via direct access to the web site files / database with their associated time stamps). However, there are ways to ... (view more)

Tue
12
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Facebook Stole Ideas from 'Surfbook': Lawsuit

A recently-filed lawsuit claims some of Facebook's main features, including the "like" button, copy ideas patented 15 years ago. In fact, the lawsuit is being brought on behalf of a man who died just a few months after Facebook launched. The lawsuit ... has been filed by Rembrandt Social Media, a company set up to handle the intellectual property of Dutch programmer Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer, who died in 2004. At that time Facebook was only available to students in select colleges, though it had just become a corporation. 'Surfbook' the Facebook Framework? The patents at ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Hyperlinks that Open in a New Window

Using hyperlinks makes it much easier for readers to quickly visit a Web page without abandoning their MS Word document. Can you imagine how much easier still it could be if the Web page opens in an entirely new window? Follow the steps below to ... learn how to make this happen: Click anywhere in your document where you would like to insert a hyperlink to a Web page. Click CTRL + F9. Key in the code below: HYPERLINK" http://www.microsoft.com " no "Thisi Web Page will open in a new window." Select the Field code. Click in the code. Click F9. Using the F9 function key will convert the code to a ... (view more)

Tue
05
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Convert A PowerPoint Presentation to HTML

Sometimes you create a great PowerPoint presentation and just wish you had the expertise to convert it to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) so that you can put it on your Web page. It doesn't require a whole lot of expertise. Follow the steps below ... to learn how: Launch MS PowerPoint if it is not already open. Open the PowerPoint presentation you would like to convert to HTML. Put all finishing touches on the slides and notes area if you have speaker notes. From the File menu, select Save as Web Page. Click Publish in the center of the dialog box. In the Publish as Web Page dialog box, make the ... (view more)

Thu
18
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Create a Web Page: MS Word

You don't have to be a programmer to create a Web page. It's simple and fun when you use MS Word. In fact, anyone with Word experience can create Web pages very easily using the features that Word provides. You can begin with a blank page or an ... existing document, but it's the Save As Web Page command that converts regular documents into Web pages. Word creates special codes in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) that the Web uses to control how a Web page appears and it does all of this behind the scenes! You don't even have to see them or know what they are! It's a very simple process, whether ... (view more)

Wed
09
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

MetaProducts Inquiry Review

Synopsis: What's the ultimate research engine? Answer: MetaProducts Inquiry! If you need a fast and easy way to save and analyze web pages for later offline browsing, then MetaProducts Inquiry is just what the doctor ordered! With MetaProducts ... Inquiry you can collect, organize and view information from the web quickly, easily -- and with little effort. MetaProducts Inquiry comes fully integrated with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) as a service toolbar, plus it offers right-click context menus for IE, Mozilla, Netscape, and Opera Browsers. Coupled with an unparalelled ability to grab almost ... (view more)

Tue
08
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

First Programming Tools, Part 2

In Part 1 we talked about some general purpose text editors. All good tools and you really should have one on hand for use. But, since we're thinking of writing HTML code, why not use a Web Page Editor? These editors are designed specifically to ... make web page development easier. Some of them even provide a browser function that allows you to write a little and then look at it as though you were using your web browser with out loading it. There are a lot of them available, some are quite expensive and have a learning curve (time to learn) that is really long before you become proficient. I ... (view more)

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