Is there a way to drag a URL from Safari into DTP and drop it on a folder to creat a web archive of the page. I know about the apple scripts and such, but a drag and drop solution would make for a cleaner work flow and allow me to put the Archive in the exact spot I want it in. Thanks.
No, dragging a URL into the database will create a bookmark.
So it’s a 2-step process: save a WebArchive to the database (using the Archive bookmarklet or a script), then drag to desired location (the floating Groups panel is a convenient target).
In that case, I’d like to make a feature request. While two steps is not unreasonable, it’s out of character for a refined app like DTP. From reading the message boards (before I made the post) it seems like quite a few users save as Web Archives and this would make life somewhat easier.
I have a temporary solution. I modified the Applescript to ask for a save location rather than saving to the top most directory in DTP each time. Similar to the print PDF to DTP script.
I too would like to second the suggestion for the option/preference of dragging a link to DTP in order to create a webarchive (from any browser actually).
,Knight of Nee
I am Apple Script illiterate. Can you share your modified script?
No problem. I essential just made a Frankenstein script for some of Christian’s older Applescripts. Here is the entire script which asks for a directory to place the archive in.
Thanks so much.
using your script, I modified Christian’s FireFox web archive script and will share the code in the scripts forum.
I love the scriptability of DTP
I too would like to second the suggestion for the option/preference of dragging a link to DTP in order to create a webarchive
yes - I mostly use links, but if the page is very important or I think that it may disappear I do webarchive - how about Ctrl-Drag or Alt-Drag to get a webarchive instead of a link?
Regarding web archives, I remember in the past having problems loading them in DT when my Internet connection was out of order. I seem to remember that it was at heart an OS X problem and would have to wait for Leopard for a solution. Is this correct?
Yes, that’s OS X.
If you are offline and want to load WebArchives try this: turn Airport off.