Saving Internet Files for easy access

Sometimes it’s nice to save an article from the web to read later. There are free apps /
paid apps like InstaPaper and Pocket, but you can print to a file that allows you to
read latter on your local machine.

This is how you do it:

Windows XP and Windows 7:

While reading an article you would like to read later, Click on File>>Print . Select ”
Microsoft XPS Document Writer”. It will bring up a box that allow you to save the file
to a location on your local computer. Give it a name and location, a file will be created
with the name you gave it with an file extension of .xps.

Now if you double click on the file that you just created, It will bring up the file to
read in the XPS viewer.
Macintosh OS X:

Again while in a browser select file>> Print. A box will come up with the current
printer. On the bottom right you will have a drop down list box with the word
“pdf”. Click on PDf, then select “save as PDF…” A box will come up to confirm the name
of the file and the location of the file. Make your choice then select save. It will
create a Pdf file of the screen that you were on.

Now if you double click on the file that you just created, It will bring up the file to
read in the the PDF application on your computer.

 

Brian Wight
Technology Support Specialist/Desktop Services