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Ishikawa 13. Apr 2010 08:01 PM

Download a page preserving original format
Does anyone know how to download a page using chrome or firefox (without unmht) preserving the original format of the page? Sometimes I want to use a browser apart from Opera and being unable to do this is a big limitation.

Ritho 14. Apr 2010 04:14 PM

If I want to save a page and keep it looking exactly like the original, I usually use one of several online webpage to pdf converters. Here is a good one

Ishikawa 15. Apr 2010 06:51 PM

Thanks for your reply. I prefer an offline solution though bcos of speed, ability to work with mhtml files etc.

Anupam 15. Apr 2010 08:10 PM

You can have a look at software suggested on this article. These can save whole websites, or single pages. But, software like GetLeft, and Local Website Archive save single pages only.

freedog96150 15. Apr 2010 08:31 PM

What is it that you wish to accomplish exactly?

If you want an EXACT copy of the webpage, then Ritho's suggestion of a URL to PDF converter is the only way to achieve that goal. You are correct in stating that it will not be directly editable once converted.

If you wish to download all the components, HTML, CSS, Images, JS, etc for a site, for offline viewing and editing, then you will need to use web site grabber of sorts. I use a commercial utility from a well-known Dreamweaver add-on vendor. It works but is not perfect. The challenges you face with any of these webpage grabbing utilities is that you are never guaranteed that the format of the page will remain when you look at the page offline. There are simply too many variables that drive a webpage's look.

Ishikawa 15. Apr 2010 10:36 PM

Takes to everyone for your brilliant responses. This website remains of one my best ever!:D

I think I'll be trying GetLeft.

kendall.a 16. Apr 2010 01:19 AM

One option that might work for what you are hoping to do is Evernote. ( ) Evernote is interesting. There is even an add-on or extension for Firefox (

You almost have to see it or try it to fully understand it, but for your purposes, it might just work. From the website:


Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use. For free.
I haven't used it as much as I thought I would, but others might find it very useful.

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