|IE Text Archiver Version 4.0
(.zip 7 Kb)
What this script does
IE Text Archiver enables you to
highlight text on a web page viewed with Internet Explorer 5 or higher
and save the highlighted text with a simple right-click to a text file
in a specified folder on your local hard drive. It saves you the steps
of having to manually copy the text, open a text editor, paste the selection,
find a place to store it, then save it, and combines them into a single
Internet Explorer version 5 or later is required to run
the actual script. If the Windows Scripting Host has been disabled or
is not installed, the install and uninstall scripts will not run.
After unzipping IETextArchiver.zip into a folder, verify
that it contains the following files:
ArchiveSelTxtA.htm -- the file containing basic script
ArchiveSelTxtB.htm -- enhanced script
Install_TextArchiver.vbs -- the installation script
Uninstall_TextArchiver.vbs -- the uninstall script
To install IE Text Archiver, double-click the installation
script file. ArchiveSelTxt.htm will be placed in the Windows\Web folder
along with the uninstall script. Changes to the registry will be written
to set up the context menu item, and an item will be added to the Add
/ Remove Programs applet of the Control Panel (for uninstallation) called
How To Use This Script
While browsing with Internet Explorer, select any
text that you would like to archive for future reference by highlighting
it with your mouse. Once the text has been selected, right-click the
page and choose "Archive Selected Text" from the context menu.
The script will look for a folder on your Windows drive (typically C:\)
called "Archive IE Text Selections". If such a folder isn't
found, it will be
created automatically. Within this folder, a new text file will be created
with a name consisting of the date and time and the extension
txt. For ease of sorting, the name's format is yy-mm-dd-hhmm-ss (year,
month, day, hour, minute, second).
NOTE: Version 2 allows you to choose a location other
that the root of the Windows folder to place "Archive IE Text Selections"
when you run the installation script.
NOTE: Version 3 allows you to set up the archive capture
sequence so that you are given a confirmation dialog box after capturing
the text. The dialog gives you the option to cancel or to choose one
of three file names for the archived text file.
The text file will contain the date and time when the
text was captured, the title of the web page followed by the URL of
the web document the text is from, followed by the actual captured text.
Each capture results in a new text document. A log file will be created
in the archive folder andwill be appended with each text selection capture.
NOTE: Version 4 adds the option to make a text entry
for a custom file name when you archive the text selection. Reported
bugs where non legal characters in file names caused errors have been
This script is freeware and can be freely distributed. Distribution of
this script for money is not permitted. Copyright 2001 Steve Yandl.
To uninstall the script, simply go to Start / Settings / Control Panel
/ Add/Remove Programs, select "ArchiveSelTXT_IE_Context_Menu",
and remove the script.