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How best do I cut and past a single column of data off a page on a website

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Hi

I keep needing to cut and paste a column (or two) of
data from other people's websites.

How can I best do this?

(Without taking all the formatting with me!
And particularly when stupid things like
URLs and huge tables of data are involved!)
Ship
Shiperton Henethe
Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Shiperton Henethe" <sh*****@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:40**********************@news.easynet.co.uk.. .
Hi

I keep needing to cut and paste a column (or two) of
data from other people's websites.

How can I best do this?

(Without taking all the formatting with me!
And particularly when stupid things like
URLs and huge tables of data are involved!)


Paste the whole table into Word or Excel or whatever and edit it there. Or
save the page to your HD and edit it with your preferred HTML editor. Or
send the people who run the website an email and ask them to send you the
text you want, and offer them a beer for it (which I am sure you will do
anyway as they allow you to use their contents...).

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Markus
Jul 20 '05 #2

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Markus Ernst schrieb:
"Shiperton Henethe" <sh*****@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:40**********************@news.easynet.co.uk.. .
Hi

I keep needing to cut and paste a column (or two) of
data from other people's websites.

How can I best do this?

(Without taking all the formatting with me!
And particularly when stupid things like
URLs and huge tables of data are involved!)


You mark what you want, then <ctrl>+c then as follows

Paste the whole table into Word or Excel or whatever and edit it there. Or
save the page to your HD and edit it with your preferred HTML editor. Or
send the people who run the website an email and ask them to send you the
text you want, and offer them a beer for it (which I am sure you will do
anyway as they allow you to use their contents...).


Werner
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Jul 20 '05 #3

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"Shiperton Henethe" <sh*****@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi

I keep needing to cut and paste a column (or two) of
data from other people's websites.

How can I best do this?

(Without taking all the formatting with me!
And particularly when stupid things like
URLs and huge tables of data are involved!)


If you're working in Windows, some Microsoft applications have an Edit
| Paste Special command that lets you specify "unformatted text". Or,
you can paste to any ordinary text editor, losing the formatting, and
then recopy the text and paste it where you want it.

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Harlan Messinger
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Jul 20 '05 #4

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"Markus Ernst" <derernst@NO#SP#AMgmx.ch> wrote in message
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"Shiperton Henethe" <sh*****@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:40**********************@news.easynet.co.uk.. .
Hi

I keep needing to cut and paste a column (or two) of
data from other people's websites.

How can I best do this?

(Without taking all the formatting with me!
And particularly when stupid things like
URLs and huge tables of data are involved!)


Paste the whole table into Word or Excel or whatever and edit it there.

MSIE (latest),
Windows2000,
msOffice2002

First of all if there is a lot of data
- particularly if they have lots of
hypertext on them, then Excel(v2002) hates
this and either takes 'forever' or crashes.

Secondly stripping out all the bloody Micro$oft
tags is difficult. Dreamweaver4 is remarkably
useless at this task. And it results in bloated
HTML code.

It would be much nicer to simply select
*that column* in the first place.

I have tried saving the entire page as HTML
to my local disk. However both MSIE and Netscape
seem to make numerous errors whilst converting
HTML to a local version...

THere was a utility thingie called "Detagger" knocking around
that claimed to be able to strip out all the formatting
elements form an HTML page ... but it always seemed
slightly rough around the edges and everytime I had
something really *large* to do (every couple of months)
it seemed to fall over!
Ship
Shiperton Henethe

Jul 20 '05 #5

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