Web Clipping in Internet Explorer

By David E. Y. Sarna

Internet Explorer is the odd browser out when it comes to web clipping in Evernote. You just have to follow some slightly modified instructions. To use Web Clipper in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. Highlight the text you want to clip or (if you’re clipping an entire article or screen), skip to Step 2.

    If you’re clipping just a portion of an article, you must highlight the content before clicking the Web Clipper icon.

  2. Click the Web Clipper icon (the Evernote elephant) on the browser’s address bar.

    If you don’t see the Web Clipper icon, make sure that your Command toolbar is enabled. (Right-click your toolbar and make sure that you see a check mark next to Command Bar in the contextual menu.)

  3. Click the down arrow to the right of the Save button to select the portion of the screen you want to clip.

    This figure shows the options on the contextual menu that appears:

    Web-clipping options for Internet Explorer.
    Web-clipping options for Internet Explorer.
    • Save Article saves just the article and omits any other content on the page, such as ads or links to other pages.

    • Save Full Page saves the entire web page to your notebook. Links on the page still work, but the content is saved so that you can edit it.

    • Save URL saves just the link of the article or blog. Although this option may not give you as much information as Save Full Page, it saves space.

  4. (Optional) Update the fields as desired.

    You can change the title of the web clipping, select the notebook to save it to, add tags, or add comments.

  5. (Optional) Click the green Options link in the bottom-left corner of Web Clipper to open the Web Clipper default dialog box.

    You can set the default web-clipping action to Save Article, Save Full Page, or Save URL.

  6. (Optional) Use the drop-down menu to enable or disable the Article Selection tool.

    This tool enables you to modify the size of the selection before creating the web clipping. If you disable it, you can’t change the clipping area, so it’s better to not disable this tool.

  7. Click the Close button when you finish making any adjustments.

    You return to your web-clipping selection.

  8. Click the Save button to open the clipping in an Evernote note.

    This button is attached to the down arrow you clicked in Step 3.

    Your new web clipping opens in a new note. You can edit this note as you would any other by changing the font, adding attachments, adding tags, or sharing it. The note saves and syncs just like any other note.

If you have more than a single web page to capture, try capturing each page as a separate note. If you like, you can combine these notes into a single note later. To combine notes in Windows, select the notes to be combined (by pressing the Ctrl or Shift keys) and then right-click the selection and choose Merge Notes from the contextual menu.

On a Mac, ⌘-click to select the notes you want to combine; and then Option-click and choose Merge Notes from the contexual menu.