reiisi wrote:I have pulled copies of the scripture web pages down by hand to read off-line (save page under a different name), but I always feel a bit concerned about it.
Is there somewhere I could find policy on this sort of thing?
As far as the policy for downloading is concerned, in the Rights and Use Information
for lds.org (a link is in the footer of every page of lds.org), it says:
You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated.
So you're fine downloading HTML or PDF from lds.org, as long is it is for your personal use.
reiisi wrote:The reason I feel concerned is that I don't quite understand why the Church doesn't just provide PDF or text files of the scriptures.
PDF would solve a lot of problems relative to scriptures formatted for portable devices.
You can indeed find the scriptures in PDF format in the Gospel Library section of lds.org under Church Publications--PDF Format
(the Holy Bible and Triple Combination are the links in the Scriptures section, which is the first section on the page).