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How do I get my Bookmarks with associated Bookmarked links in a Word document with the links active?

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Hello friends. Thanks for your help :)

In the past I have been able to save my Bookmarks into a Word doc so I could further sort and organize them. When I did this the links from the bookmarks were active and I could click on any one and go to the corresponding website/article or whatever.

For some reason when I now choose "Export Bookmarks to HTML" in Firefox and double click on the link to open them in Word I am presented with a "File Conversion" box that I'm unfamiliar with and when I click OK it spits out what looks to be some type of coded gibberish and not my Bookmark links.

The attached 3 files are numbered 1 to 3. Please read them in order. Thanks.

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OK Open the html in Firefox right-click on the page and select Save Page As... On the Save as Type drop-down select Text File (be sure to select the location) Then, open the text file in Word Pad and Save it as a Rich Text File. Now, open the Rich Text File in WordPad and save it as Office Open XML document Now you can open it in Word - with hyperlinks and save it as Word document. (For some reason WordPad doesn't see the hyperlinks until you save it as a RTF then Word doesn't see them until it's saved as an XML ???)


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Hello ansjamie,

What I alway do :

After I have pasted the URL in my Word document, I highlight it and then click on " Say what you want to do" and I type "Insert hyperlink".

A dialog will appear and all I have to do is click "OK" and the URL is now a hyperlink. When I hold the Ctrl key and click on it, it takes me to the page.

Also see :

Create or edit a hyperlink

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Thanks for your reply. I have added some pictures to further clarify what I'm hoping to have answered.

What I'm trying to do is take the hundreds of Bookmarks that I have backed up in Firefox and their associated active links/urls as well as their titles/categories and put them into a Word document that will allow me to further organize and sort them.

I hope the new pictures help.

Thanks again.

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ansjamie said

I hope the new pictures help.

With my answer I only focussed on the header of your original post - my apologies.

Unfortunately your screenshots failed to upload again ....

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You can possibly use the clipboard and copy and paste bookmarks from the Bookmarks Manager (Library) to an HTML capable editor (flavor: text/html) to get the bookmarks directly.

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McCoy said

ansjamie said
I hope the new pictures help.

With my answer I only focussed on the header of your original post - my apologies.

Unfortunately your screenshots failed to upload again ....

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McCoy said

ansjamie said
I hope the new pictures help.

With my answer I only focussed on the header of your original post - my apologies.

Unfortunately your screenshots failed to upload again ....

If you need help to create a screenshot, please see :

How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the Browse... button below the Post your reply box.

Thanks. I uploaded the screenshots again and they look to be good from my end. I hope they work.

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Can you paste HTML content (text/html) in a Word HTML document as live clickable links ?

A Copy in the Bookmarks Manager (Library) gives HTML code (<A HREF="URL">TITLE</A>) when you paste HTML formatted code:

<A HREF="https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1277408#answer-1281410">How do I get my Bookmarks with associated Bookmarked links in a Word document with the links active? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support</A>
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Here's a round-a-bout way: Open the html in Firefox right-click on the page and select Save Page As... On the Save as Type drop-down select Text File (be sure to select the location) Then, open the text file in Word Pad and Save it as a Rich Text File.

You can now open it in Word.

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Wait. The WordPad has the hyperlinks but, in Word it doesn't. I'm working on it.

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With screenshot #2, please separate those images into separate screenshots. Currently those images are very blurry when that screenshot is resized to 200%; can't read any of the text.

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OK Open the html in Firefox right-click on the page and select Save Page As... On the Save as Type drop-down select Text File (be sure to select the location) Then, open the text file in Word Pad and Save it as a Rich Text File. Now, open the Rich Text File in WordPad and save it as Office Open XML document Now you can open it in Word - with hyperlinks and save it as Word document. (For some reason WordPad doesn't see the hyperlinks until you save it as a RTF then Word doesn't see them until it's saved as an XML ???)


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RobertJ said

OK Open the html in Firefox right-click on the page and select Save Page As... On the Save as Type drop-down select Text File (be sure to select the location) Then, open the text file in Word Pad and Save it as a Rich Text File. Now, open the Rich Text File in WordPad and save it as Office Open XML document Now you can open it in Word - with hyperlinks and save it as Word document. (For some reason WordPad doesn't see the hyperlinks until you save it as a RTF then Word doesn't see them until it's saved as an XML ???) (I really hate Microsoft)

Thanks for putting your time into this. Your solution works great as does the one I found on the Support forum from 8 years ago if you can believe it :)

Here is the link to it: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/748417

Like yours, it boils down to taking the file you created when you "Export Bookmarks to HTML" and then open that file using the Firefox.

In the top left toolbar in Firefox click "File" and then click "Open File" the find where you've saved you HTML Bookmark file and double click it. It will open in a Notepad type file with all your Bookmark links active as well as the headings. You can then click "Save Page As" and for me is saved it as an active Word document.

Thanks again for your help :)