Dave Proffer sends in the following clever tip to produce better results when emailing the contents of a web page from Safari:
I sometimes use Safari’s ‘Mail contents of this page’ option to quickly get a idea to someone.
Some web pages have a print ‘reformatter’ link that creates a simpler format HTML page that often emails and reads well as a HTML email message. So prior to using Safari’s ‘Mail content..’ option on these pages, I use this print ‘reformatter’ first. That is all fine and good.
However for web pages that do not have a print link or web pages that still have other stuff in frames and CSS sections at the top, left and right of the core content you are trying to get the other person to read, I have found the following simple extra step is helpful to reformat the body of the resulting HTML mail message.
In this case, after Safari’s ‘Mail content..’ opens up a new mail message, simply start a ‘Print’ on the new message. I’ve found that the Web Kit’s (I’m guessing) ‘smart’ print logic kicks in and tries to make a decision on what web content is the primary thing you are trying to print and keeps that at the front and then moves all the other frames and sections down sequentially behind this main idea.
At this point, cancel the ‘Print’. Do a quick once over on the message to see if OS X made some good choices. Then address your message (and edit or annotate it) and send.
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