Oxygen Web Author print setup

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bwalters
Posts: 6

Oxygen Web Author print setup

Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:05 am

I would like to know how you change the headers and footers when printing from the Oxygen XML Web Author version 20.1.1.

Thanks for your help,
Bruce
cristi_talau
Posts: 198

Re: Oxygen Web Author print setup

Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:54 pm

Hello,

The print functionality in Web Author delegates to the browser CSS support for paged media [1]. Unfortunately, it seems that Chrome for example does not support controlling header / footer. In the header it prints the window title and in the footer it prints the URL. There is an option in the print menu to hide them.

What kind of customization do you want to perform?

Best,
Cristian

[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/css-page-3/
bwalters
Posts: 6

Re: Oxygen Web Author print setup

Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:18 pm

I see and thanks for the W3C link.

I was wondering if elements in the header/footer could be rearranged or certain ones eliminated.

Bruce
bwalters
Posts: 6

Re: Oxygen Web Author print setup

Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Hello,
While watching the Creating Oxygen Frameworks webinar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKad8o-qUeM) I am thinking that maybe a transformation scenario to create a PDF of the document would be a better solution than printing to PDF.

Is this something that can be used in the XML Web Author?

Thanks as always for your input,
Bruce
cristi_talau
Posts: 198

Re: Oxygen Web Author print setup

Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:10 pm

Hello,

Having a transformation to PDF would be a good alternative. However, we do not currently have such an option for Web Author. I added your vote for this feature request.

An workaround would be for you to setup a Continuous Integration server (e.g. Jenkins) that publishes to PDF each time a file is saved to the file server. Users will just have to download the latest PDF.

Best,
Cristian

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