Copy bookmarks & their names & keywords as text?

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Post Posted January 24th, 2018, 7:37 am

How can I copy and past multiple bookmarks into a spreadsheet so that there are separate columns for the URL, bookmark name, and keyword? In other words copy and paste as plain text, including URL, name and keyword.

My ultimate goal here is to make a printable list for quick reference of my bookmarks that have keywords. I don't need any kind of importing back into FF or clickable links. Literally just a list I can format as I like and print out.

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Post Posted January 24th, 2018, 9:18 am

You could use the web console to export the data in the bookmarks.html file to excel.

* export bookmarks to html
* open bookmarks.html page in current tab
* open web console ctrl+shift+k
* run code below
* select all
* copy
* paste in excel or calc or notepad

Code: Select all
(function () {
  var as = document.getElementsByTagName("a");
  var out = [];
  for (var i = 0; i < as.length; i++) {
    if (as[i].hasAttribute("SHORTCUTURL")) {
      out.push("<td>" + as[i].textContent                 + "</td>"); // name
      out.push("<td>" + as[i].getAttribute("SHORTCUTURL") + "</td>"); // keyword
      out.push("<td>" + as[i].href                        + "</td>"); // location
  document.body.innerHTML = "<div>" + out.join("") + "</div>";


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Post Posted January 24th, 2018, 10:39 am

(Nirsoft's) FavoritesView can read & export to various formats (including csv, which can be imported into a spreadsheet) - but it does not show keywords.
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