I am a new user, and still trying to figure out best ways to get data into EF. For example, I often import web pages and want to omit the ads and extraneous material. There seem to be at least 6 ways to import web pages. What are the differences, and which is best for what purpose? I’m hoping someone has or will put together a table.
Hit the capture key (F1) when the web page is active. This imports as a Web Archive, but it’s not too smart.
Save the web page using Save As
in Safari; then drag the file onto the the drop pad. This allows you to import the page source, and skip extraneous material in web archive format. But, you end up with 2 copies of the file to deal with.
Highlight the URL. Then in the menu, use Safari/Services/Eaglefiler/Import URL
. Not sure what format this produces.
Highlight the exact text you want. Then use menu command: Safari/Services/Eaglefiler/Import Text
Highlight the exact text. Then drag and drop it onto the drop pad. This imports pictures, but not HTML such as hot links.
Use Safari/Print, then Print to Eaglefiler
. This brings it in as a PDF.
So far, the SMARTEST method seems to be #5. It is quite intelligent about assigning the Title and “From” codes. It remembers the URL even without explicitly being told, and automatically sticks it at the bottom of the document - slick. And most important, I can quickly edit the text in the document window, eg changing the color of important text and getting rid of ads. (Oddly enough, method 5 is smarter than method 4.)