|Useful Tips - Downloads|
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A webpage may ask if you want to 'download' something. This means to transfer something from the internet to your computer. Why would you want to do this? Sometimes a webpage will only work if you have a certain program on your computer (such as Shockwave Flash). If your computer does not have this program, then the webpage may offer to give it to you. If you click on 'Yes', then the program will be sent down the telephone line onto your computer. Some websites let you download music or games in the same way.
However, you should think before downloading. A downloaded page may infect your computer with a virus.
The web pages which offer downloads have clear instructions on what to do. But you can also download any webpage, or text, or picture to your own computer.
To save a whole webpage, click on File at the top left of the screen. Then click on Save As. Use the Save window as you would for any other program. To look at the webpage on your computer, find the folder where you saved in, using My Computer. Double click on the file ending .htm or .html.
To save a picture, for PC-users, right-click on the picture (click using the right mouse button rather than the left). A menu will pop up with 'Save Picture' on it. Click on that and save in the usual way.
You can save part of the writing on a webpage using copy and paste.
The simplest way to save a webpage is to print it.
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