(Microsoft Internet Explorer)
Listing your favorite pages for quick viewing
When you find Web sites
or pages that you like, you can keep track of them, so it's easy to open them
in the future.
a Web page to your list of favorite pages. Any time you want to open that
page, just click the Favorites button on the toolbar,
and then click the shortcut in the Favorites list.
you have a handful of sites or pages that you visit often, add them to your
there is one page you visit most, you can make it your home page so that
it is displayed every time you start Internet Explorer or click the Home button on the toolbar.
you forget to add Web pages to your Favorites or Links bar, click the History button on the toolbar. The History list shows where
you've been - today, yesterday, or a few weeks ago. Click a name from the
list to display the page.
add a page to your list of favorite pages
to the page you want to add to your Favorites list.
the Favorites menu, click Add to Favorites.
a new name for the page if you want to.
add a page to your Links bar
open one of your favorite pages, click the Favorites
menu, and then click the page you want to open.
your list of favorite pages grows, you can organize them into folders.
Links bar is located next to the Address bar, which makes it a convenient place
to add links to a few Web pages that you use frequently. Just click the link
to display the page.
You can add a page to
the Links bar in a variety of ways:
the icon for the page from your Address bar to your Links bar.
a link from a Web page to your Links bar.
a link to the Links folder in your Favorites list.
the Links bar does not appear on the toolbar, click the View
menu, point to Toolbars,
and then click Links.
also can organize your links by dragging them to a different location on
the Links bar.
open a favorite Web site from the Start menu
the Start button, point to Favorites, and then click the Web
page you want.
organize your favorite pages into folders
list of favorites grows, you can keep it organized by creating folders. You
might want to organize your pages by topic. For example, you could create
a folder named Art for storing information about art exhibits and reviews.
the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.
Create Folder, type a name for the
folder, and then press ENTER.
the shortcuts (or folders) in the list to the appropriate folders.
the number of shortcuts or folders makes dragging impractical, you can use
the Move to Folder button instead.
make an existing favorite item available offline
the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.
the page you want to make available offline.
the Make available offline check box.
specify a schedule for updating that page, and how much content to download,
you go offline, make sure you have the latest version of your pages by clicking
the Tools menu and then clicking Synchronize.
can also make Web pages available offline without adding them to your Favorites
list, by saving the pages on your computer.
view Web pages without being connected to the Internet
After you mark your favorite
pages for viewing offline, you can view them offline by using the following
you disconnect from the Internet, click the Tools
menu, and then click Synchronize.
you're ready to work offline, click the File
menu, and then click Work Offline.
your Favorites list, click the item you want to view.
you choose to work offline, Internet Explorer will always start in Offline
mode until you click Work Offline
again to clear the check mark.
print a Web page
the File menu, click Print.
the printing options you want.
print a frame or item in a Web page, right-click the frame or item, and
then click Print or Print Frame.
print a table with the URL’s (web addresses) shown on the webpage, check
the “Print table of links” box.
print all webpages linked to the webpage on the screen, select the “Print
all linked documents”. Caution: there may be tens or even hundreds of
webpages linked to the page… check before you print!
bookmarks and favorites
Favorites, known as bookmarks
in Netscape Navigator, are a convenient way to organize and link to Web pages
that you visit frequently.
Internet Explorer automatically
imports all your Netscape bookmarks. On the Favorites menu, click the Imported Bookmarks folder to view them.
If you use Internet Explorer
on several computers, you can easily share favorites between computers by
importing them. Also, if you use both Internet Explorer and Navigator, you
can keep your favorites and bookmarks up-to-date with each other by importing
them between programs.
import bookmarks or favorites, click the File
menu, and then click Import and
export favorites to bookmarks or favorites on the same or another computer,
click the File menu, and then click Import and Export.
favorites are saved as a regular HTML file, so either Internet Explorer
or Navigator can import them. You can export a selected folder in your Favorites
list, or all of your favorites.
exported favorites file is fairly small, so you can copy it to a floppy
disk or network folder, or attach it to an e-mail message if you want to
share the favorite items with other people.
change your home page
Your home page is the
page that is displayed every time you open Internet Explorer. Make sure it
is a page that you want to view frequently. Or make it one that you can customize
to get quick access to all the information you want, such as the msn.com home page.
to the page you want to appear when you first start Internet Explorer.
the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
the General tab.
the Home page area, click Use Current.
can make an exported version of your Favorites list your home page. Export the Favorites list to the desktop or to a folder on
your comuter. Navigate to the exported
Favorites list and follow the steps above.
restore your original home page, click Use
Microsoft Internet Explorer Help Files. Note:
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of Internet Explorer… new features are being added in each new release.)