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Editing single webpage (.mht)

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  1. Xynd

    Xynd Thread Starter

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    Hello guys,

    I need help concerning single archive webpage(.mht).
    What program can I use to edit it?
    I only want the text in that page and not everything else.
    I've tried to copy it into Word, but what I get in Word is broken texts with all that funny symbol everywhere.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MustBNuts

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    I would think that you could change the file extension back to .htm, then open it in your web browser and highlight the text and paste it into Word.

    One word of caution: if the original .htm is in the same folder, then copy the archive to some other location, then rename it - you wouldn't want to overwrite your current page with the archived one!

    MBN
     
  3. Xynd

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    MustBNuts,
    I followed your suggestion and the result is the appearance of the page change drastically and full of symbols and numbers. The text is still there, and you are right, the texts now can be highlighted. But now there a lot of numbers and symbols between the texts such as =20 and the likes.

    Maybe there is another way?


    thanks
     
  4. MustBNuts

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    Okay, next question, do you know what software was used to create the page? Where did this archive come from? This might be able to point you in a specific direction.

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  5. Xynd

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    I got the archive from the internet, so naturally I don't know what software was used.

    Most webpage can be highlighted when I browsed it, but this one cannot.
    That's why I saved it as mht.
     
  6. Anne Troy

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    Sounds like html to me. Did you try changing the extension to htm, and then open it in your browser, and hit VIEW-Source?

    THAT's the html code. About the only way you'll have something editable AND understandable to the average non-html-coding person is to copy that html and paste it into FrontPage.

    I've never heard of an mht file. However, if you want to send me the file, I'll be happy to have a look at it.

    [email protected]
     
  7. Xynd

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    Dreamboat,

    I followed your suggestion, the result is still the same.
    Broken text with all the symbols.

    mht file is what you get when using IE you choose File - Save as - web archive for email (.mht)
     
  8. Anne Troy

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    So this is an email and not a web page. That makes a lot of difference. I have no idea how to help... :(
     
  9. MustBNuts

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    Okay Xynd, there is still so much that you haven't filled in....

    In order to best help you it is always advisable to offer up as much information as you can....

    What we know so far: This file was created from a web email using File>Save As...

    You are obviously trying to save an email; so, have you consulted the email site's FAQ's or instructions as to how to properly save from that site? That should probably be your first step. If that gives you no joy, post back with the name of the email site - not yours specifically, just who it is, like hotmail, yahoo, msn, etc. You get the idea...

    MBN
     
  10. Xynd

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    No,no,no, guys.
    Please don't be confused.
    It is a webpage NOT an email.

    I just quote what microsoft said about .mht as a single web archieve you can attach for email.

    You can see it when using IE than choose File - save as - than there are 3 rows :
    - File name
    - Save as type
    _ Encoding

    At the save as type you can choose .mht.

    That's what I mean.

    So please don't be confused.
    It got nothing to do with email at all.

    Thanks
     
  11. Anne Troy

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    Ok. It's still nothing more than HTML code format.
    Instead of saving that way, select everything on the page, and copy.
    Go to Word.
    Hit Edit-Paste special, as unformatted text.

    I think you'll be much happier with the results. Of course, nothing will be formatted. But you should get "just the text".
     
  12. Xynd

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    Well, Dreamboat

    That's exactly the problem I stated in the first place.
    The page CANNOT be selected or higlighted.
    So certainly I cannot do any copy or paste operation.


    Can I attach a file in this forum so you can see it ?
    Maybe than you guys will get what the problem is.
     
  13. Anne Troy

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    Sure. Hit the Post Reply button for *full* features of posting a reply. It only allows certain file types, tho. You may need to zip the file first.
     
  14. Xynd

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    Ok, here is the file.
    Hopefully the problem can solved.


    thanks
     
  15. Anne Troy

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    Sorry, xynd.

    One, it appears to be pornographic.
    Two, I cannot open it in FrontPage either, which is how I would have extracted the text.
     
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