Description from the Publisher
The Text conversion engine lies at the heart of the program. It works by filtering out all segments in the html code which contain information relating to links, pictures, websites etc. so, that the remaining text is only the text that you would read on the webpage.
The WebPrinter was tested on various sites. It fails on heavily tagged web-pages. It's main use is for extracting the text from article-style pages. If you browse the net for articles a lot, then WebPrinter could be very useful. The WebPage -> Text conversion allows the text of the webpage to be displayed in a text box. This occurs simultaneously with the browsing of the html webpage in the browser window. Two options allow this text to be either printed or saved to file.
If you save a wep-page as a text file in Internet Explorer, all the links are also saved. This is because Internet Explorer's 'save as text' option doesn't put the web-page through a tag filter like the one in WebPrinter. Another disadvantage in Internet Explorer, is that even when you highlight text, right-click and select print, the printed text is commonly cut off at the sides.
WebPrinter is designed as a basic browser with the following functionalities; back, forward, stop, refresh, favorites, homepage, URL address and browsing through history and favorites.
The URL in the address bar in Internet Explorer can easily be copied and pasted into the address bar of the WebPrinter interface. After a while, browsing pages with the program, you should have quickly generated your list of favorites in WebPrinter.
The program GUI is designed for a screen resolution of the common 1024 x 768 display. If there is enough demand, the GUI will be updated to accommodate for all resolutions. Also, a copy function to copy favorites from Internet Explorer will also be developed if there is enough interest.
Trial version contains a prompt at the start of the program, displayed after 10 seconds, reminding the user to upgrade. Apart from that, the program is fully functional with no limitations.