Collecting and saving information is useful to a small business when that information contributes to its operation. Save information found on a Web page by copying and pasting it into a destination program such as a word processor, desktop publisher or communications software. To copy and paste a Web page, open the page in your Web browser and then use one of the select, copy and paste methods to put the contents of the Web page into your destination program. This is how to copy an entire web page step by step
1.Click on the upper left corner of the web page and then hold down the left mouse button as you scroll down to the bottom of the page. Release the mouse button when you reach the bottom right corner of the page and everything is highlighted.
2.Click “Edit” on the browser’s menu bar and then click “Select All” to highlight the entire page.
3.Press “Ctrl-A” on the keyboard to highlight the entire page.
1.Click “Edit” on the browser’s menu bar and then click “Copy” to copy everything highlighted.
2.Press “Ctrl-C” on the keyboard to copy everything highlighted.
3.Right-click on the page and then select “Copy” in the right-click menu to copy everything highlighted.
1.Click “Edit” on the destination program’s menu bar and then click “Paste” to paste the copied page.
2. Click to place your cursor in the destination program’s work area. Press “Ctrl-V” on the keyboard to paste the copied page.
3. Click to place your cursor in the destination program’s work area. Right-click in the work area and then select “Paste” in the right-click menu to paste the copied page.
- When copying and pasting an entire Web page, what you paste may not look like the Web page from which you copied it. The copy function doesn’t copy the Web page’s stylesheet, which determines how the page looks when viewed in the Web browser. Without the stylesheet, the information will paste but without its formatting.
- If you want an exact image of what you see on the Webpage, copy the page using “Print Screen” on your keyboard and then perform one of the paste functions to put that image into a word processor or graphics program.
- If copying and pasting the entire page crashes your program or your computer, there may be too much underlying code in the page for your destination program to handle, especially if you’re pasting to a word processor document. After selecting and copying the page, click “Edit” on the word processor’s menu bar and then click “Paste Special.” Select “Unformatted Text” to paste the page’s text without formatting or select “HTML Format” to paste the Web page’s content.
- Copying a Web page to retain the information it contains is a useful tool for your business. Be aware, however, that reusing the information without proper credit to the source may violate copyright laws. Don’t violate copyrights by reusing content found on Web pages that don’t belong to you or your business.