John Moorhouse | 1 Jun 09:01 2007
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Re: Suggestions for best methods for converting sites or portions thereof to PDF?

I don't see why not but I won't be able to sort something until I'm back 
in work on Monday.

Ta

John

Ken McDonald wrote:
> Do you have any documents that are public and that I could download to 
> see what the output looks like?
>
> Thanks,
> Ken
>
> John Moorhouse wrote:
>   
>> To risk being misunderstood but size doesn't seem to matter we have 
>> documents being built up to around 120 A4 pages at the moment, we have 
>> activated 'sub pages' within the main namespace and have developed 
>> system that takes an index page eg. named test, which lists subpages 
>> such as
>>
>> *[[/part1/]]
>> *[[/part2/]]
>> *[[/part3/]]
>> *[[/part4/]]
>>
>> that converts this to
>>
>> *[[test/part1|part1]]
>> *[[test/part2|part2]]
>> *[[test/part3|part3]]
>> *[[test/part4|part4]]
>>
>> ----
>> [[all:test|See all sections on one page]]
>>
>> and also gives us this wiki text that then bulds the whole lot onto one page
>>
>> ====[[test/part1|part1]]====
>> {{:test/part1}}
>> ====[[test/part2|part2]]====
>> {{:test/part2}}
>> ====[[test/part3|part3]]====
>> {{:test/part3}}
>> ====[[test/part3|part3]]====
>> {{:test/part3}}
>>
>> ----
>> *[[test|return to :- Test]]
>>
>> We then go on building up till we have all the section / sub sections of 
>> the document on one page, we have some documents when the subpage 
>> nesting is down to 5 levels, this is the maximum that you can use and 
>> still get a usable TOC created.
>>
>> Ta
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>>
>> Ken McDonald wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Thanks for the feedback. We'll build a somewhat more complex system (we 
>>> want to automatically generate large documents, and then make them 
>>> available for our users), but one important fact from this is that 
>>> HTMLDOC works well.) Should be interesting.
>>>
>>> Ken
>>>
>>>
>>> John Moorhouse wrote:
>>>   
>>>     
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>>>> We are successfully using (MW 1.9.3)
>>>>
>>>> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Pdf_Export
>>>>
>>>> To do this, only issues we have had so far is that it appears in the 
>>>> toolbox which mean users have to be logged in to use it, I've also had 
>>>> to work with some of the other extensions we use that add usefuly 
>>>> navigation information and edit one of the CSS files to add further div 
>>>> exclusions so that they don't appear in the printed output
>>>>
>>>> Ta
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>> Ken McDonald wrote:
>>>>   
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>>>>> We'd like to convert some (eventually all) of our site to printable PDF 
>>>>> (and to be able to autogenerate such in the future.) It's easy enough to 
>>>>> batch-download html, and to organize either via internal tags or an 
>>>>> external TOC (in conjunction with scripts). Is there a better way to do 
>>>>> it directly? And if not, any recommendations for good HTML->PDF 
>>>>> converters, preferably ones that we could do pagination in, and 
>>>>> preferably convert internal links into page references?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Ken
>>>>>
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