Save entire manual to PDF

mdslup
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Save entire manual to PDF

Post by mdslup » Thu May 07, 2020 7:27 pm

Webhelp responsive has a nice way to print a topic of a manual, as seen here: https://i.imgur.com/SCrsFNo.jpg

However, I am getting multiple requests for a way to download the entire manual (all contents).

The only way I can think to do this is:

1. Generate the webhelp Responsive, as normal
2. Also generate a PDF
3. Create a reference in the map to download the whole PDF file

But I'm not satisfied with that, because I still have to do 2 generations instead of just 1. Is there a better way to do this?

Costin
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Re: Save entire manual to PDF

Post by Costin » Fri May 08, 2020 10:57 am

Hi,

I'm afraid that, currently, the only way to generate PDF for the WbHelp output is the one that you already found.
We have an improvement request logged in our internal tracking system to make it possible to generate PDF on the fly for the WebHelp output.
Our development team will analyze the issue to see if they could implement an improvement in a future version of oXygen.
We will notify this thread when/if something will be implemented regarding this.

Best Regards,
Costin
Costin Sandoi
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

mdslup
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Re: Save entire manual to PDF

Post by mdslup » Fri May 08, 2020 11:51 pm

OK. It would be great if I could upload a CSS file, and have the webhelp resonsive use it to somehow generate a PDF based on Oxygen's PDF-CSS rules to generate something on the fly.

ionela
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Re: Save entire manual to PDF

Post by ionela » Mon May 11, 2020 2:23 pm

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback and these suggestions.
I have added your comments to the improvement request from our issue tracking tool.

Regards,
Ionela
Ionela Istodor
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

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