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User Guide in PDF?
16-09-2014, 03:10
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User Guide in PDF?
Is there, or could there easily be, a version of the MinimServer User guide in PDF? I ask because I often have trouble finding what I'm looking for in the online guide. A PDF version would have the advantage of being searchable, thus making it easier to find things without an index.

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16-09-2014, 08:51
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RE: User Guide in PDF?
(16-09-2014 03:10)Mike48 Wrote:  Is there, or could there easily be, a version of the MinimServer User guide in PDF? I ask because I often have trouble finding what I'm looking for in the online guide. A PDF version would have the advantage of being searchable, thus making it easier to find things without an index.

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The only way this could happen is by means of a tool that could read the existing HTML web pages and generate PDF from these pages. Do you know of such a tool?
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16-09-2014, 17:21
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RE: User Guide in PDF?
I'll look for one. What is your preferred operating system? And, I take it, the HTML is not generated from another markup language?

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16-09-2014, 17:42 (This post was last modified: 16-09-2014 20:44 by simoncn.)
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RE: User Guide in PDF?
(16-09-2014 17:21)Mike48 Wrote:  I'll look for one. What is your preferred operating system? And, I take it, the HTML is not generated from another markup language?

Windows would be the most convenient but I also have access to Linux and Mac. The HTML is the original source.

Another point is that I wouldn't wish to put a link to a downloadable PDF file on the MinimServer website. This is because out-of-date copies of this file would be likely to become spread around the web, which would be confusing for users. When you find a suitable tool, I presume it would be possible for any user to use it to generate their own PDF snapshot version for personal use (no redistribution allowed).
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16-09-2014, 18:36
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RE: User Guide in PDF?
(16-09-2014 08:51)simoncn Wrote:  The only way this could happen is by means of a tool that could read the existing HTML web pages and generate PDF from these pages. Do you know of such a tool?

For Mac OS X Maverick: Dubby Snap (http://www.dsd.net/prod/mac/dubbysnap.php?lan=en).
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16-09-2014, 18:42
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RE: User Guide in PDF?
(16-09-2014 18:36)Dieter Stockert Wrote:  
(16-09-2014 08:51)simoncn Wrote:  The only way this could happen is by means of a tool that could read the existing HTML web pages and generate PDF from these pages. Do you know of such a tool?

For Mac OS X Maverick: Dubby Snap (http://www.dsd.net/prod/mac/dubbysnap.php?lan=en).

Thanks for the pointer!

It seems somewhat ironic that the manual for this tool is online HTML with no option to get a PDF version. Smile

From a quick look at the description, it seems that each web page is captured separately. I had hoped that it would be possible to create a single PDF document containing the complete User guide.
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16-09-2014, 19:05
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(16-09-2014 18:42)simoncn Wrote:  From a quick look at the description, it seems that each web page is captured separately. I had hoped that it would be possible to create a single PDF document containing the complete User guide.

That is the stumbling block I've encountered in my brief searches. I'll keep looking (though not this minute) -- I'd hope that there is something out there that takes the more useful approach of converting a linked series of pages into a single PDF document.

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16-09-2014, 20:50
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(16-09-2014 18:42)simoncn Wrote:  It seems somewhat ironic that the manual for this tool is online HTML with no option to get a PDF version. Smile

Cool.
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20-09-2014, 09:03
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I think pdf versions of the DubbySnap manual on their websites coming soon.
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23-09-2014, 09:52
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RE: User Guide in PDF?
I've given up trying to find a suitable tool. They free or inexpensive ones all translate only one page at a time. I did find one that claims to translate an entire site -- with links -- but that costs > US$300.

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