All too often, web pages are here today and gone tomorrow. Learn how to save your favorite pages before they disappear.Ever try to go back to a favorite web page only to discover that a website redesign has sent you to the unhappy land of '404' (file not found)? Or discover that your favorite websites are database-driven and constantly change, so the odds of getting back to your favorite page are somewhere between slim and none - and slim just left town? It's time to learn how to beat the system and grab your favorite pages to your system the first time you see them.
Even if you can't save a web page, you can print it - and you don't need to insert a single sheet of paper to do it. PDF creation programs, Windows Vista's XPS writer, and some screen capture programs use virtual printer drivers that can be selected from your web browser's Printer menu. I've used several different PDF printer drivers to create PDF files, including those provided by Adobe Acrobat and Nuance's PDF Creator Professional.
Now that you know how to grab your favorite pages, you may want to go through your bookmarks and favorites lists and build your personal web page library. Next time, I'll help you figure out what to do if you can't find your favorite pages anymore.