InjectURL: Features overview
InjectURL was designed to do only one thing, and hopefully do it well. This includes two basic modes of operation as well as various options for how the original document URL is to be inserted into the file. All these, and more, can be configured in the Options dialog box (press F5 or click the "Options" button on the toolbar).
Two modes of operation:
- Automatic mode, in which you tell the program what folder on your hard drive to monitor for added files. This must be the same folder to which you save the documents in your browser (using the "Save As..." feature). When you have saved a document to this folder, InjectURL will detect the change and automatically insert the URL from your browser into this document.
- Manual mode, which allows you to specify the URL and the name of the file into which you want to inject the URL.
Text documents vs HTML documents:
- If the file is a plain text document, there are no HTML tags to use. In this case InjectURL simply inserts the URL (and other information, if you have configured it to do so) on top of the text file.
- If the file is an HTML document, the URL (and other information) is injected in two ways. First, it is added to the top of the document inside HTML comments (<!-- like this -->). You will have to view the HTML source to see this information. Second, a clickable link to the original document is created on top of the file. When you open the file in your browser, you will be able to click this link to automatically go to the original document on the Internet (if it remains at the same address).
Configuring how URLs are inserted:
- Along with the URL, additional information may be added, such as Access date and time.
- The original document URL may also be added in the form of <BASE HREF="http://www.example.net"> tag. This will allow to keep all the links inside the document valid, as they will point to the original website from which you downloaded the document.
- The original HTML document may be renamed using the information gathered from the HTML <TITLE> tag. This will, for istance, usefully turn a document called "index.html" into a document called "software_news.html". Note that some restrictions apply to creating a new filename, and you can fine-tune this aspect of the program's behavior in the Options dialog box.
- Optionally, the <BODY> tag of the document may be "cleaned", i.e. all the formatting attributes such as background image and background and text colors will be stripped. This is useful when the original document uses a color scheme that you find unpleasant or difficult to read.
- The injected URL may be edited by removing the document-anchor section (everything past the # sign) and/or the CGI section (everything past the ? character). Note that this behavior is optional and may not always be what you want.
- The original file may be backed up, and the new file may be moved to a different folder that you specify.
The program has many configuration options, which allow you to customize the program's behavior to your liking. Here is a list of only some of the options:
- Minimize the program to System tray (a.k.a. Notification area). When the program is minimized so, right-click the tray icon to open a menu with frewuently used functions and options.
- Configure the function of the ESC key: it may minimize the program or exit.
- Keep program window on top of other windows
- Configure the appearance of the injected URL (link) in the HTML document
Full on-line Help included with the program. Press F1 to open the Help window.