Archive a complete page into a single HTML file
SingleFile can also be used as an alternative to snapshot/screenshot/capture page extensions.
- wait until the page is fully loaded: you may need to scroll down the entire page and hover dynamic document elements (e.g. "rollover" images) to be sure all elements are loaded
- click on the SingleFile icon in the Chrome toolbar (or press Ctrl Shift S) to launch page processing
- wait until the save banner appears at the top the page
- click on the link into the banner to save the page in default download folder
- during installation the extension will ask you to install "SingleFile Core", follow install instructions or download it from here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jemlklgaibiijojffihnhieihhagocma
- you can use the context menu to process the whole page ("process page"), the selected part of a page ("process selection") or a frame ("process frame")
- since version 0.3.0 of SingleFile, the default behavior is to show a banner, which allows you to easily save the page into the Downloads directory. To use the Chrome File->Save As... dialog and save the file to a selected location, uncheck the "display save banner" and "display save notification" in the options page (right click on SingleFile icon, select Options).
2 - General notes
- saved files are compatible with Firefox, Opera, Safari, Konqueror and partially with Internet Explorer 8 (see help page) *without installing any extension*
- SingleFile uses "data URI" scheme to embed image and frame contents into the page : the resulting format is not MHT/MHTML.
- right-click on SingleFile icon and select "Options" to open the options page
3 - More info
See the extension help in options page for more detailed information about options, technical notes and known issues.
>> Do you want to open original page when viewing a saved page? Try "Open Original for SingleFile"
>> Are you looking for an advanced archive manager? Try "PageArchiver"
>> Do you want to save multiple tabs in a zip file? Try "ZipTabs"
4 - Issues
If you find an unknown issue (i.e. frozen process, extra saved files, blank or altered document, tab crash...):
- check known issues in SingleFile help page
- reset options in SingleFile options page
- if option reseting did not work, try to uncheck 'display save notification' and 'display save banner' and make sure that process in background is unchecked (you will need to use Chrome "Save as" dialog to save the page).
- disable all other extensions to see if there is a conflict
- if there is a conflict, try to determine against which extension(s)
- report the issue with a short description describing how to reproduce it, Chrome version, OS name and version here:
Suggestions are welcome :)