How to save web pages and read them off-line?

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    I would like to be able to save some web pages and be able to read them off-line later. I have iPad 1. Please tell me how!

    Ideally, I would like to be able to transfer the saved web pages to a Windows 7 computer for long-term reference. So can I sync them with iTunes or transfer or copy with iFunbox?
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    i think u can use evernote app... it is good for this kinda stuff...
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    Then there are some webpages which have snippets of information that’s like gold dust. With the web as it is, the important content could go down tomorrow with the website shutting down or just having a server catastrophe. Call me paranoid, but when I come across a nugget of web information, there are times when I like to save the entire webpage in its exact glory. Copy-pasting it into MS Word would of course, be a simpler way.
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    Have you considered making the web page a PDF file? If you do it that way, then you can save that particular iteration of the web site forever - it will never change.

    There are lots of apps that can help you convert web sites to PDF, plus there are free online programs you can run from your computer. Or, there is a bookmarklet you can install in your iPad's Safari browser to convert a web site right on your iPad. Then, you can do what you wish with the PDF. See this link for the code for the bookmarklet: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=72353

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    I went to Use Evernote to save and sync notes, web pages, files, images, and more. | Evernote. However I am not too sure how I could save the web page using evernote. It looks like evernote lets us write and save but won't save images and all the features a web page could have. Then it could lose some information. Does it support "copy and paste"?
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    Yes I like to save everything too. However I don't have MS Word on the iPad. Is there some free apps for iPad which would do the same thing?
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    I like this idea and your input on http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-faq/72353-guide-creating-safari-bookmarklets.html. I have been frustrated with the Safari for providing so few options of saving the web pages. By the way, where would the web pages be it PDF or not be saved to in an iPad? Could it be possible for me to transfer the files from the iPad to a Windows 7 system later on?
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    The PDF opens in Safari, with a button to open it in iBooks. iBooks then saves it automagically to the PDF collection. From there, you can email it to your PC.

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    I often use the app url2pdf. Its free and very good. The app converts the web pages to pdf and then you can open/save them in several apps.
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    I followed http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-faq/72353-guide-creating-safari-bookmarklets.html and created "Save as PDF" exactly according to the instructions. While on the same page I execute the bookmark, I get the error message of "Page not found" every time. I try pages on other web sites, the same problem occurs. Do I need to install something else as well?

    I've just tried on my Windows 7 system using the similar setup and it worked. I tried on Firefox and Safari and they all worked. So it must be something peculiar on the iPad or on the Safari.
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    Thanks! How to open in Safari a HTML document in PDF format? Sorry! I don't quite follow your advice.
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    I have downloaded the URLtoPDF to the iPad but it doesn't work. I want to test it on my Windows 7 system. I google it and there are so many, so I don't know which is the one.
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    When open browser then open website which you want to read then if it is according to your requirement add it to favorite tab, now you can find any time from favorite tab. When ever i was browsing save web pages relate to my grand pa interest. Then he read them while offline.
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    I use Instapaper.
    Can't praise it high enough since I use it daily.
    Best of all you can transfer your pages to Evernote within the app.
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    Thanks but I don't follow. What is favourite tab? I add it to Reading List. I turn off the wireless, then I can't read it.
    When I say offline, I mean no Internet.
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    Again I would like to save something locally so that I can read without access to Internet.
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    Did you ever resolve the issue of using a bookmarklet to make a PDF of the web site? I'm sorry to ask this - but did you double check the JavaScript code if the answer is yes?

    I had to ask because I just copied and pasted the code from the bookmarklets link and it works fine on my iPad (no 404 errors)...

    And, it doesn't have to be opened in iBooks. It can be opened in any app that can read PDFs. See this for what I mean:

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    I did. After I tried the original code from PDFmyURL.com - Free & Online: Convert and save PDF from any web page and it worked, I compared their code and yours on http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-faq/72353-guide-creating-safari-bookmarklets.html.

    I found the JavaScript code with your post "javascript:pdf_url=location.href;location.href='ht tp://pdfmyurl.com?url='+escape(pdf_url) " has a space on the protocol "http".

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