Topic: Capture mode basics

Capture a Web Page

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Once you’ve clicked on “Capture Mode” from the Page Vault Launcher, you can start capturing web pages. You can surf the web in Page Vault Browser just like you would any other browser, like Chrome or Edge. You can go to Google and Google things, you can check your emails, log into Facebook, etc. Whatever you would normally view in a browser, we can see too—and then capture the content on the page.

Making a web page capture

  1. Click on the URL bar, type in your target URL, and press Enter.

    Note that once you’re on the page you can navigate like any other web browser: click links on the page, type in another URL in the URL bar, or go back a page.
  2. Once you’re on the page you want to capture, click on the capture button in the top left corner to bring up the capture dialog box.
  3. In the folder area, select the folder in your Portal that you would like to save the capture in. If you need to create a new folder, click the “Create New Folder” button in the upper right corner of the dialog box.
  4. Enter any notes you’d like in the ‘Notes’ box. This will be viewable in your Page Vault Portal, but will not appear on the capture itself when downloaded.
  5. Select your capture options (see below for detailed explanations), and then click “Save Capture “ to start your capture.
  6. As the capture is running, you’ll see a green progress bar at the top of the screen displaying the steps and progress.
  7. When the capture is complete, you can view the capture in your Portal.

Capture Type Options

There are two capture types you can select in the capture dialog box:

  • Single-Screen: only take a capture of what is currently showing in the browser. The options selected on “What to scroll and capture” will be ignored.
  • Scrolling (default): This option will scroll the page and capture based on the selection in “What to scroll and capture.”

What to Scroll and Capture Options

There are three options:

  • Entire Page: this will scroll and load to the bottom of the page content and then capture everything that was opened. You do not have to scroll to the bottom of the page yourself—you can do this as soon as the first part of the page loads.
  • From Top to Active Screen: Captures from the top of the page to the location that you are currently viewing
  • From Active Screen to End: Captures the content from the location you are currently viewing in the browser down to the bottom of the page.

Note that none of these options will work when Single-Screen capture type is selected

Caution: If you are on a website that uses infinite scroll—like a news website—using Entire Page or Active Screen to End will keep scrolling indefinitely, and may result in the browser crashing due to too much data. Be sure to check that the website is not using infinite scroll before using one of these options.

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