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Old 02-16-2003, 11:15 AM
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A nifty way to save information from this site!

For you not so savvy computer literate people, this is how you can store the information you read in a post and may want to access it at a later time without having to do a search or trying to remember where did I see that post on timing chain... etc. etc.
Here goes:
First, RIGHT click with the mouse on the post you are reading, anywhere at all.
Next, click on "view source" (html source code)
Another box will come up, look for "save in" at the top of this box. ( I have typed in Mercedes Information as a folder on my desktop). Call it whatever you choose.
Next, near the bottom of the same box, you will see "file name"- whatever is there, make it blank by clicking on it and deleting it.
Now, type in a brief description, like, replace timing chain.html ( You must always add .html after your description to SAVE it properly. If you forget, start over).
Last step: directly to the right of where you typed the brief description, you will see a box which will change to "save" as you move your mouse over it. Click on it and it will be saved for future reference in whatever folder you originally chose.

I apologize to those of you who already know how to do this, but there are plenty of people who need a little help now and then with computer stuff as well as fixing and diagnosing their Mercedes. Hope I explained this okay- I'm not a great instructor. It's very easy after you do it a few times, like most things on a computer. Hope this has been helpful, Any problems with steps like setting up a folder, etc. e-mail me. I'll walk you through it. Let me know if this helps.
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Old 02-16-2003, 12:51 PM
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I simply copy and paste the text (and pictures) into a Word document. It allows me to edit in and organize only the information I want. And I think it save on electrons...
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:11 PM
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That's the way I initially learned to save

But it is a real oain in the butt if the are a lot of posts to scroll all the way down! This way in two seconds you're done.
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:36 PM
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It's a lot easier if you hit Post Reply and copy only the text portion listed on the bottom of the page. Besides, I rarely copy the entire post.... just the key information that's provided.
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:54 PM
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If there is a thread/posting I want to save I do the following:

-Go to the bottom of the thread and click on "Show Printable Version"

-go to File at the top and choose "Save As"

-This brings up the Save As dialog box

-choose the folder/location I want

-I pick from the "Save as Type" the "Web Archive, single file (*.mht)"

-Click on "Save"

This preserves the whole thread and the title.

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Old 02-16-2003, 04:22 PM
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I bookmark the page so that if any posts are added, I still get the new posts. This doesn't store the page on my computer, which is either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on your viewpoint.

In Netscape, select 'Bookmarks' from the top menu, then 'File Bookmark...". Change the name to something descriptive.
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:01 PM
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Looks like there is more than one way to skin a cat! Some of these suggestions are also great. Thanks, I will try them also.
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:26 PM
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EDIT Damn... jsut saw the above post.

Ah well... bump :p

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Old 02-16-2003, 09:15 PM
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I'm old - still like paper and merely produce a "printable" version and file in a large binder. I separate the items by, electrical, cooling sys.....etc, etc.
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