I cannot seem to get the web archive script to work properly while using Safari and DTPro Office. All I get is a link to the page instead of a web archive. I have tried reinstalling the add-ins, but this did not help. Any ideas why this isn’t working? There are many times that I need an archive rather than a link…
The script itself looks simple enough, but not sure why it isn’t working.
Of course it says it is a web archive, but it is really just a link - meaning the content that should be there is not, and it tries to access the link instead (even though the file type should be archive)
I am logged into a trading company when I do this, and I can successfully save a web archive using Safari’s save function, so it is not with this functionality that there is a problem. Any ideas? I need to do this often.
Actually this is the problem as Safari does not provide access to the web archive data via AppleScript. This means that DEVONthink has to download & create the web archive on its own. And this can fail if the current page is the result of a form or requires certain cookies (e.g. login information).
The only workarounds are to either add a PDF (via the Print panel) or to save the web archive to the desktop and to import it later.
But here’s a possibly related tip. Secure Web sites may not allow re-download of a page so as to capture it in WebArchive format. But one can always invoke the Print panel with Command-P. Then click on the PDF button and choose the option, Save to DEVONthink Pro. This will result in a PDF version of the Web page. You can select the specific group into which it should be stored.
That’s what I do with secure sites such as my bank’s Web pages, to save records of transactions. Works great.