|Useful Tips - Downloads|
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A webpage may ask if you want to 'download' something. This means to transfer something from the internet to your computer. Why would you want to do this? Sometimes a webpage will only work if you have a certain program on your computer (such as Flash). If your computer does not have this program, then the webpage may offer to give it to you. If you click on 'Yes', then the program will be sent down the telephone line onto your computer. Some websites let you download music or games in the same way.
However, you should think before downloading. A downloaded file can infect your computer with a virus. Do you trust this webpage?
The webpages which offer downloads tell you what to do. But you can also download any webpage, or text, or picture to your own computer.
To save a picture, for PC-users, right-click on the picture (click using the right mouse button rather than the left). A menu will pop up with 'Save Picture' on it. Click on that and save in the usual way.
You can save part of the writing on a webpage using copy and paste.
The simplest way to save a webpage is to print it.
To save a whole webpage, click on File at the top left of the screen. Then click on Save As. Use the Save window as you would for any other program, saving it to a location on your computer where you can find it again. There are several options. "Complete webpage" will give you text and pictures, but some of the other options only save the text. To look at the webpage on your computer, find the folder where you saved in, using My Computer. Double click on the file ending .htm or .html or .mht.
Some webpages are word processor documents or other file types rather than conventional webpages. When you try to use them, you may get a window asking if you want to open or save it. Open the file to read it. You can save it as well, of course, if you wish.
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