Guest Cool Surfer
September 2, 2008 in Feedback
It is worth considering, if there is an option above all opics to download it as a pdf file.
SOMETHING WHAT MAMBO HAS.
That would be a pain for the visual designers for little to no gain compared to just saving the html page. It is a must have feature!
I hate opening .pdf files.
Perhaps an option would be agreeable? It sucks that the low-fi version uses the default background color, I do know that IPB3 will be better about the lo-fi version but a administrative choice of PDF or not may be nice. <_<
Even if IPB 3 doesn't have this, I think it would be a cool mod.
Firstly, to "create" PDF's you either need some PHP library (I've seen some that can do it) to do it, or server-level addons (e.g. PHP modules or some other server level application).
Given the license schemes of the various non-server-based PDF generation scripts I've seen, I don't think we'd be able to ship them.
Thus, there isn't a reliable way to add this. You can't just "create" PDFs - you need software that can do it.
Modders looking to do it, you'd need to grab one of the followinghttp://us.php.net/pdfhttp://www.tecnick.com/public/code/cp_dpag...?aiocp_dp=tcpdfhttp://www.ros.co.nz/pdf/http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf-phphttp://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf-php
Just google it - I think there's some others (I've seen ones that make you do postscript, then convert it to ghostscript or something like that).
An alternative is screenshotting and saving as PNG or JPG ... you can use the Fireshot extension for Firefox to do this... "Capture entire page".
I never relay on the users browser to do something on my site/forum.
I know Mac does this, and I thought Vista did too... If you go to File > Print, there's an option to Save as PDF.
Of course you do... they'd have a hard time accessing the content of your site without a browser ;)
Well Microsoft tried to add PDF support into Vista, and Adobe sent legal threats to remove it.
So you'll have to just hammer Adobes servers once, get the software and be done.
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