How do I find help on saving and downloading my research?
DOWNLOADING FROM WEB-BASED DATABASES THAT HAVE NO INTERNAL FILE-SAVING FUNCTION
- Use your browser's File Save function
- Select the correct directory
- When you have the text you want on the screen, go to Netscape's or Explorer's File Menu and choose Save As or Save Frame As
- Give your file a name and a txt extension to save the articles as plain text and to delete the HTML coding
- Hint: If Adobe Acrobat opens, you have a pdf file; see "Saving Adobe Acrobat files" below
- Click on the drop-down menu to change the File Type to All Files. Click OK
- You can then open this file in any text or word processor
- Hint: If you have a "Save Frame As" option, your text is within a frame. Be sure to click in the text area you want to save before starting the file-saving process
SAVING ADOBE ACROBAT FILES
When you have the report on the screen in Adobe Acrobat format:
- Click on the disk icon at the top of the pdf file
- Give your file a name
- Make sure you are saving it as a pdf file
- Click OK
You cannot save these files as plain text or HTML. Use Adobe Reader to open your files.
EMAILING RESEARCH FROM WEB-BASED DATABASES THAT HAVE NO INTERNAL EMAIL FUNCTION
Use your Web Mail account and send the file(s) as an attachment.
- First save the document as a file. See above
- In the browser, click on File, and then on Send Page
- Put your email address in the To: box and give it a subject (optional)
- Click on Attach, then choose File
- The User directory should open. If it doesn't, work your way up the directory tree until you see it
- Highlight your file name and click Open
- Click on Send
If you require further assistance, please feel free to contact us.