Scrapbook Help

If you are a first-time user of the Web Scrapbook, please read the User Guide . This short guide will help you get started quickly and answer a lot of common questions. If you have a question that is not answered below or in the introductory manual, please contact Josh Greenburg. He will do his best to answer your question as soon as possible.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. How do I save things into my scrapbook?
  2. What can I save in the scrapbook?
  3. Why don't I see something I saved in my scrapbook?
  4. Why do I get an "incorrect password" error when I try to use my browser buttons?
  5. Why does it say "You do not have permission to move, copy, or delete items in this folder"?
  6. Why is there a strange folder I've never heard of in my folders column?
  7. How do I grant other users access to one of my folders?
  8. What do the specific folder permissions mean?
  9. Why do I get a "Request-URI Too Large" error when I want to save a passage of text?
How do I save things into my scrapbook?

Adding items to your scrapbook automatically saves them, until you dragged them into the Trash can. See “Adding Items to your Scrapbook” to add and save items from the Web and to upload files from your hard drive.

What can I save in the scrapbook?

You can save selected text from a web page (up to 5000 characters), individual images from a web page, webpage links, and web page snapshots using the command links (link). You may add memos to the scrapbook using the “Add memo” link in the folder command bar. In addition, you may upload image or text files from your computer’s hard drive. At the present time you cannot add Office documents (like Word files) or any other binary files. However, using the memo feature you can cut and paste text from a Word document (or any other document) into a memo and save it that way, or simply re-save the document in .txt format; unfortunately you may lose some of the formatting.

Why don't I see something I saved in my scrapbook?

If you are already logged in, try clicking the Refresh button on your browser. Also, new items appear in your Inbox first. Once there, any or all items may be moved into a named folder sitting in the left corner of the screen under My Scrapbook. Simply click the item you wish to move and drag it into the folder. Notice, the folder will open so that you know it will drop into the correct place.

Why do I get an “incorrect password” error when I try to use my Bookmarklets?

If you have changed your password you must delete these Bookmarklets, log out and log in again, and replace the links. The buttons are encoded with information about your account, and so must be exchanged when you change your password. If this doesn’t work, be sure that you are not using someone else’s links that they saved on a public computer.

Why does it say “You do not have permission to move, copy, or delete items in this folder”?

The owner of a folder must grant you permission to move, copy, or delete items in that folder. If you have not been granted permission for any of those actions, this message will appear.

Why is there a strange folder I've never heard of in my folders column?

The owner of that folder has granted you access to that folder.

How do I grant other users access to one of my folders?

While in that folder, click on “folder permissions.” You will not see this link if you do not own the folder you’re in. On the permissions screen, enter the username of the person you wish to grant access to, and then check any of the boxes that apply.

What do the specific folder permissions mean?

View details allows a user to see information and details about the item, including who entered it, when it was entered, where it came from, and any annotations.

Edit details allows a user to change the title and Internet address of an item, as well as write an annotation for the item.

Delete items allows a user to delete any or all of the items in the folder.

Move/copy items allows a user to copy any or all of the items in the folder, or transfer them from this folder to another one (that you may or may not have access to).

Add items allows a user to transfer items into the folder.

Why do I get a “Request-URI Too Large” error when I want to save a passage of text?

The passage is over 5000 characters long. If the excerpt you wish to save is over that length, consider saving a snapshot of the website, or saving the link instead.

 

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