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You can save the contents of a web page as well as let others know about it by mailing a link to it or you can send them the contents of the page and I'll show you how to do that. We're going to go to MacWorld. And because I am who I am and I care about what I write, I'll go to a column that I wrote this very day called Seeking Stacks Alternative, and I would like to save this as a web page. And if you want to save something how you do it? Of course you go to the File menu where you will always find a save option.
We'll choose Save as. This is kind of a long name so I'm going to call it Seeking Stacks. And I'm not going to place it in my Documents folder. Instead I'm going to put it on the Desktop. I will Click Save. I will save it as a Web Archive. That's the format we have here. The other option in here is Page Source. This is going to include a lot of code that you're not going to want to see. If you want see just the page choose Web Archive and that will be on by default and click Save.
In order to see the Desktop I'll show you a new trick. We will click on the Finder. In the Finder menu, you choose Hide Others. That gets everything else out of the way from other applications and you'll notice, here is our Seeking Stacks document. If I double-click on that Safari launches, and it looks like we're right back to the web page where we were before, but actually we're not, and the way you can tell is looking in the Address field. It starts with file: and a bunch of slashes after that. That indicates that this is a local file, meaning it's one that's stored on your hard drive. So this is how you save web pages as archives.
We'll now go back to our Desktop. We're going to hide just as we did before. I'm going to drag that to the Trash because I really don't need to keep a copy of that. I'll now empty the Trash. Yes, I would like to empty the Trash please. Now go back to Safari by clicking the Safari icon, and here is our local file. That's not the one I care to see. I will close that window by clicking the Close button. And here is the original page and again, you can tell, because here is the original address.
Now if I want to alert somebody to this page I can go to the File menu, and I can choose Mail Link to This Page. When I choose this option, the Mail application will open, and it will create a new mail message and it will enclose that link. I can then address it. I'm not going to show that to you right now because we haven't yet visited Mail, but we eventually will and at that point, you'll see how this works. Or you can also choose Mail Contents of This Page. Again it will take the contents of the page rather than just the link and it will send those to people. And that's how you mail and save files in Safari.
In the next video I will show you how to view PDF files.
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