How to get saved webpages onto an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jfruh, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. jfruh macrumors member

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    Hi there. This is a kind of odd problem I'm having, but I figure there has to be a way to do what I'm trying to do somehow...

    For work, I need to work with internally generated webpages that are basically just contain about 35 images. I generate the HTML, then pick a few images to work with further. (The images are coming from a much larger store that's impractical to work with "by hand", which is why we have the code to collect them onto webpages.)

    I do this on my laptop all the time and would also like to do it with my iPad. However, it's actually proving remarkably difficult to get a saved, local version of a webpage onto an iPad in a format it understands. I first tried saving the page in Webarchive format, but iOS Safari doesn't seem to be able to read this. There are a couple other apps I have that can open them (like QuickOffice), and it seems that I can copy the images from those apps to the clipboard, but there isn't any way to paste those images into any of the apps that allow me to save and manipulate the photos in the way that I want.

    If I open the webpage in Chrome or Firefox instead and try to save as a complete web page, it creates an ordinary HTML file and a folder of files in PHP format rather than ordinary graphcis files. No idea how this works. When you open the file on the laptop, this all works fine, but when I try to open them on iOS -- either by tapping the HTML file in DropBox or putting all the files on a public server and actually pointing iOS Safari at it -- the images are garbled.

    Any suggestions on other ways to deal with this would be helpful.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm not too clear on what you are trying to do here -- do you need the html page on your iPad, or just the photos?
     
  3. jfruh thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess technically I only need the photos. But the thing is, each HTML page is auto-generated, collecting about 35 images onto one page, and I'm going to be dealing with five or six pages. So saving each image individually and getting it them the ipad would be a huge pain. Normally I just save the HTML pages on my hard drive in batches and then deal with them one at a time, which is what I'm trying to replicate on the iPad and having a hard time with.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Okay. I haven't tried to do that on my iPad, so, I'm not sure what to tell you. Do you need to do the downloading on your iPad, or is it ok to download the webpage and the associated photos on your computer, and then figure out how to send the pictures from your computer to your iPad? And btw, are you using Mac or Windows?
     
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Use iCab Mobile, it renders Safari-created .webarchive files just fine. Just transfer the files via iTunes File Transfer to the Documents dir of the app, tap the download icon (fourth from the right in the top right toolbar) and select the file. Then, tap Display.

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    If you also need downloading on the iPad, let me know and I copy/paste my dedicated tutorial on the subject. For pages saved on a desktop, the above-explained iCab will work just fine.
     
  6. susa macrumors regular

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    Hmm, not sure I understand completely. In layperson's language if you want a webpage that's saved onto your computer transferred to your iPad: Before you save the webpage, email its link to yourself. Open the link in your iPad browser (Mercury is nice) and click the star > click Save Webpage (you can change its name at this point). The webpage will be saved on your iPad and will appear just as an app does, and can be viewed offline. (You can put I think it's up to 9 saved webpages into a folder, just as you can with apps).

    If you want to extract pictures, open the webpage and scroll to the picture you want, adjust size and take a screenshot. Alternatively you can take these screenshots before you've emailed the link from your computer, and email those pictures to yourself. That way you can crop the image first if you want.
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Why would you do that? On an iPad, tap and hold the image, and a menu pops up, with one of the options to save the picture to the canera roll. On a computer, right click the picture, and you should get an option to save the picture to your hard drive. No need to take screenshots, unless the website has disabled downloading images, but most websites don't do that.
     
  8. susa macrumors regular

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    Right, but that does not work with the format of many pics these days, e.g. the ones on eBay.
     

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