2 April 2008
When I began buying and selling on E/Bay , I decided to keep a copy of all my transactions ( purely for my own interest ) so that I could keep a picture and description of all the items , as a memory of my son's old clothes etc and other things that I had sold from around the house ! I saved the details in a folder in MY DOCUMENTS and could look at them whenever I wanted .
I had been saving details for over a year , when I suddenly began encountering difficulties - - - the items would NO LONGER save , no matter WHAT I tried !! A box kept popping up saying " this webpage cannot be saved " , but no explanation could be found for this - - - VERY frustrating , as I started to lose the transaction details , which obviously only stay on the E/Bay pages for 90 days , at most .
After many months searching and reading other peoples letters saying that they were having the same problem , I suddenly realised what was the cause ! - - -
When you go into FILE and press SAVE AS , the document file opens , ready for you to save your transaction details ; at the bottom of the box , it records the FILE NAME , the " SAVE AS TYPE " and the ENCODING details. I suddenly realised that the SAVE AS TYPE was in "Web Archive , single file ( *mht ) " - - - it SHOULD have been in " HTML only ( *htm *html ) " !!!!! As soon as I altered this , my document SAVED .( at last !! ) I have found , however , that each time I save a new transaction , I have to re - alter this detail , as it automatically returns to " Web Archive " again !
I hope this information is useful to E/Bayers out there who , like me , wish to keep a record / memory of all their transactions .
Kind Regards. 2987lynda .