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How can I copy a webpage that will not let me highlight it, i.e. use the control c key strokes?

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How can I take a picture of a webpage that will not let me use the control C copy command? In other words, on this particular website, I try to highlight a passage that I want to save and put in a document, but the highlighting will not work. I asked them about that, and they simply said they did not have that facility, but I think the issue is protecting their copyrighted material. I know there is some way to take a picture of the page, and then I can use my picture editing software to crop it and enlarge it.

How can I take a picture of a webpage that will not let me use the control C copy command? In other words, on this particular website, I try to highlight a passage that I want to save and put in a document, but the highlighting will not work. I asked them about that, and they simply said they did not have that facility, but I think the issue is protecting their copyrighted material. I know there is some way to take a picture of the page, and then I can use my picture editing software to crop it and enlarge it.

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This is an on-line publication that, as far as a I know, is not in a pdf format. I finally found that what actually works on my PC laptop was to hold the Fn (function) key down and hit Control and Print Screen at the same time. That saves an image of the page into temporary storage. Then I can use Control-V to paste an image of the page into a word processing document. Seems to work fine. And I can use the font size scale on the bottom of my Microsoft Word page to enlarge it for readability.

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Are you trying to take a "snapshot" in a PDF?

If the part of the page or PDF you want to capture is fully visible, you can use the Windows print screen function to capture it. Either use the Print Screen key to capture the entire monitor display, or Alt+Print Screen to capture the active window.

If you need to do this often, or if you want to save the snapshot straight to disk, or if you need more than fits in a single Windows screen shot, an add-on such as Fireshot can be handy.

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This is an on-line publication that, as far as a I know, is not in a pdf format. I finally found that what actually works on my PC laptop was to hold the Fn (function) key down and hit Control and Print Screen at the same time. That saves an image of the page into temporary storage. Then I can use Control-V to paste an image of the page into a word processing document. Seems to work fine. And I can use the font size scale on the bottom of my Microsoft Word page to enlarge it for readability.