Extract Only Printer Friendly Pages from News site

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Randy 03/08/2005 01:01 pm
I just downloaded and am exprerimenting with Offline Explorer Pro.

What led to this is the fact that my local newspaper does not use dejanews, and their site really STINKS on a pocket pc.

What I would like to do is download only the "printer friendly" versions of the editorial pages from the sections that I`m interested in viewing.

I was trying today to do that for the editorial section.

Here is the main site URL:

http://www.stltoday.com

The editorial page is here:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/editorial

What I want OEP to do is to follow only links on the editorial page which begins with

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/editorialcommentary/story/

And then within each of those subsequent pages to follow the links beginning with:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/emaf.nsf/Popup?ReadForm&db=stltoday%5Cnews%5Cstories.nsf&docid=

It is only the last set of pages that I really want to save to my hard drive, but I think I could work around it if I got the editorial page and the intervening story page.

I looked through the forum and couldn`t find a good parallel to follow. I also tried several attempts at doing this, but never could get the printer friendly pages to save...

Please advise, thanks.
Randy 03/08/2005 01:43 pm
sorry, said "dejanews" above... meant avantgo
Oleg Chernavin 03/09/2005 10:03 am
Well, it is possible to do with the URL Substitutes feature - when OE downloads the printer-friendly URL instead of the actual article. You will find this feature in the Project Properties dialog | Advanced section. If you have problem making the rules, let me know and I will try to help you.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff