Using the Print Topic Feature in the Forum
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:32 PM
I get where you might be going with this, the forum could then be easily translatable into a PDF or word document? That could be helpful in creating print versions of certain things. With some tweaking of course, but saving a lot of copy and pasting
Hey, I'm not going anywhere with this. I'm just following ya'lls lead.
As a break from the forum yesterday I created the attached PDF.
I was digging in and editing... tossing out stuff and 30 minutes or so came up with this:
Note that Marcos's MUFOOF topic was not gracefully formatted.
If following some set guidelines the process would take a human being 1 to 5 minutes (including upload to the forum).
If automated or processed directly through the back end it'd be... well, that would be amazing.
Added: One of the reasons I didn't pursue this years ago concerns the issue with perception.
It's hard enough to know how someone will react when you edit them but when you purposefully delete what they've said... eeek.
I knew that would require a serious paradigm change.
Note that I only edited/incorporated the commenter posts about one half way through the topic before shutting things down and going to bed. The idea would be that at the end of the document the author and all the commentary would receive credit.
I said I was going to stop posting... and yet here I am.
Why the heck is that.
(To keep everything else on topic I'll split this stuff about Print Topic to it's own thread.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:23 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:35 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:57 PM
Now obviously things like video attachment and project attachments won't work so well with a PDF
If you look inside most PDFs you'll see the indicators of things that can be added or attached. (Make sure you are using the Abode Acrobat Reader X or else you might not see all the options there. For instance did you know that we can add comments and hightlights to PDFs and save them? That's old news now but it's still a great convenience.
Not only does this include video and text (the text would cover almost all native A:M file formats) but even things like 3D (although I'm not as interested in that because it's not spline based 3D).
Due to the file sizes it would create it doesn't make a lot of sense to attach videos inside of PDFs but it makes perfect sense to add Project files, Models and any other file that would be utilized in a tutorial. There'd be no more looking for those lost files if they were all contained right there in the PDF!
Regarding the attachments, I'll just leave that topic for now.
Perhaps we can use those with a different project in the future.
Going through files like that and documenting them is a major undertaking.
Attached is a copy of the MUFOOF PDF with lame commentary added.
The neat thing about this is that you can open and edit/add/delete comments as well.
So... for editing purposes even someone without PDF creating capability can comment within the PDFs.
These two change (highlighting and commenting) at approx 10kb to the file.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:20 PM
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