I read in another post that an HTML file does not actually contain the images from the website; that it has to download the images every time it needs to display them. I have found, however, that after the first time I load images on an HTML file in DTP, I can view them off-line in the future.
Is this correct? After an HTML file downloads the images once, will they then be available off-line? Does this mean that even if I transfer that file to another computer of database they will still contain the images?
It is important to me to keep all the images with my files, but there are some cases where I would prefer and HTML file to a web archive. I just need to make sure I am not at risk of losing the images associated with that file.
If I may piggyback a question here - I am new and learning about how to use DTPO 2, and am beginning to import information from the web using DevonAgent and Firefox (depending on use). I have been saving all of my web information as web archives, but am debating whether to continue with this format or save as pdf. I have been reading the guides and watching the tutorials, but I guess I am most concerned about DTPO’s ability to search web archives. If DTPO can scan and use the information in a web archive as easily as in a pdf, then is there a reason why I would want to save as pdf? Also, if later I decide I need to save a webarchive as pdf, is there a way to do this?
Over the years I’ve captured many thousands of selected text/images from Web pages into my DT Pro Office databases. I prefer capturing just the text and images in articles rather than the entire page contents, in order to avoid capture of ads and other extraneous material.
It’s very easy from Safari. Select the desired portion of the page and press Command-) – which is the keyboard shortcut for the Take Rich Note Service. What if one needs to capture a multipart article? Select and capture the first part using the Command-) shortcut. Move to the subsequent sections, selecting the desired portion and pressing Command-@ to append the additional sections to the rich text document. Some sites offer a ‘printer friendly’ view that pulls multipart pages into a single page that can be captured.
Tip: Selection of the content of a long article is faster if one selects upwards from the end.
There are contextual menu options in DEVONagent and in the built-in browser to capture a selection as rich text.
A similar Service available in Safari or other Services-aware browsers (but not Firefox or Camino) allows one to capture all or a desired portion of the viewed Web page as a WebArchive file. Select the desired area (or press Command-A to select the whole page), then press Command-% to make the capture.
DEVONthink provides a variety of capture options that may be useful in other circumstances, and even from browsers that are not Services-aware.
Rich text capture of selected text/images/tables remains my favorite capture mode.
Of course, selections can alternatively be captured by drag & drop to the Sorter, but the Services keystroke is faster, although that requires the DEVONthink application to be open (mine is always open).
One more tip: If you wish to send your new content to a specific group in an open database, choose Preferences > Import - Destination and choose the ‘Select group’ option. When you invoke your capture keystroke, a panel will pop up to allow you to place the document wherever you wish among your open databases.
I do know how to select lengthy text and images on web pages.
I have the bookmarklet (no text with image option here -> useless) (I do use bookmarklets for other apps without any trouble)
I have the DT menu in the system menu bar (no context menu for text and image -> useless)
As I am new to mac I tried that shortcut you are describing, but how on earth do I get this into DT then, this crucial point is actually missing from your description.
After some cycles of trying and then deleting the failed attempts (as usual they either were without images or just in the cache) from global trash and then deleting from the system trash I am where I was before writing my response yesterday.
O my gosh, I just had a major breakthrough in DTology, I discovered a menu item in the Safari services sub-menu “Take rich note” Now, that is easy, almost too easy… What I get when using this: is it in the cache or in my local archive?
We try to be helpful. The ‘Take Rich Note’ Service is the one I had recommended to you, with the Command-) keyboard shortcut.
Take a look at my notes about the destination of a captured document. That’s selectable by the user. By default, captures via services, scripts and bookmarklets are sent to your Global Inbox, so that’s where you should look for your new items.
But perhaps you would prefer precise control of placement of your new content.
Click on the application name in the menu bar and select Preferences. Click on the ‘Import’ tab and change the ‘Destination’ option to ‘Select group’. The next time you take a rich note, a panel will pop up and allow you to choose the database and Inbox or group into which to place the new item.
DEVONthink provides a number of capture modes to fit a variety of user needs and situations. Some that you found useless from the immediate perspective of capturing text and images may be very useful for other purposes.
When I use “Take rich text” the images appear in the rich-text preview much smaller / lower res compared to the original in the browser. I can double click on the image and see it at the original res, but would like to see it that way inline in the text. Is there some setting somewhere causing this?