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    non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    I frequently download and save articles from scientific journals. Superscript symbols do not save. They appear as a rectangle with a red cross and the name of the symbol eg alpha, instead of the symbol itself.
    Is there any way to correct this behaviour?

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    I assume these are in HTML format. Either the symbol is a font you do not have on your system, or it is an image. If you use the cumbersome option to save as "Web Page, Complete" or "Web Archive", you will get images (in the first case, in a folder, and in the second case, embedded as MIME in an .MHT file), but I'm not sure if they will include fonts. (I base this on IE 5.5; not sure 6 has the same SaveAs options.)

    If you don't like these choices, you could try to edit the HTML source to replace the offending symbol with a matching one from your system. Or, perhaps best of all, you could print the page to PDF from your browser and save it that way. Try pdfFactory from FinePrint if you don't have the budget for Adobe Acrobat.

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    Many thanks.
    I do have Adobe Acrobat, and had not thought of the obvious!
    Your response is greatly appreciated.
    Dianne

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    Hi Di
    If you need help with the ins and outs of PDF, pop along to my website, click the Index button and download the instructions, either as a .doc or .pdf. All you need is the reader part of Adobe Acrobat, which is free.
    The trouble with FinePrint iirc is that it puts its ad on all the PDFs it produces. The method using PS2PDF.com does not.

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    Thank you for directing me to such a goldmine of information!
    Dianne

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    The ads disappear if you pay them $50. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    ..I'll have to take your word for it.

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    Re: non-saved superscript symbols (IE6)

    I guess I'm taking their word for it. The message I'm talking about is this footer that appears on every page:

    PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory trial version http://www.fineprint.com

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