You can save web pages, graphics, images,
and text from the Internet to your computer
for subsequent reuse in another document. There are several ways
you can save data, described below:
- Pages. You can save a web page
through the "File
/ Save" or "File / Save As" menu items. You can
then access the page by double-clicking on it, or by opening
it through the "File / Open" menu item. The text and links will
be saved, but the embedded graphics and other objects usually
are not. You can also "Save As" the page in text format.
- Graphics. You can save graphics by dragging
them to the desktop with your mouse. You can also save images
on them with the right mouse button (hold down the button on
a Mac) and selecting "Save As".
- Text. You can select text and copy it with the
mouse, unless the page has special settings that disallow it.
text has a lot of spaces at the start of the lines when you copy
it into a word processing document, you can replace them as follows
in Microsoft Word.
- Copy the paragraph mark from the end of one line and the
spaces at the start of the next. Paste them into the "search
- Put a single space in the "replace with" field. Select "replace
The web makes it very easy to copy text, graphics, and even entire
pages, but remember that most web pages are copyrighted either
explicitly or by default under international copyright law. Therefore,
you should always make sure you have the appropriate permission
before you reuse data from the web.
Many sites explicitly or implicitly allow the copying of text
and graphics for personal use, and for individual use in educational
environments. If you do use someone else's work with their permission,
you should also provide an attribution and a link to their page.