Could We Have Printable Versions?

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Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby James N. Dawson » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:50 pm

I often like to print discussions out, so I can read them over several times and think about them. For some reason, I can read, comprehend and retain things on paper better than on screen.

Is there any way a "printable version" of the discussions be offered, like there are on many other websites?

Maybe this would be too much work. I just thought I'd ask.

By the way, i think your option to save posts is an excellent idea. You're the only one to have it that I know of.
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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:38 am

Try the printer button on the top right.

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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby appicchato » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:31 am

mikenz66 wrote:Try the printer button on the top right.

Problem solved... :smile:
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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby James N. Dawson » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:03 pm

Thank you! I'm all set!
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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby James N. Dawson » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Mike,

Hope I don't sound like I'm fussing, but although I like the compactness of the printable versions, there doesn't seem to be any way to distinguish between the quotes and the current reply or comment.

Would it be possible to indent them, or use a different font? It would be nice if the layout kept to a more "traditional print & paper" one. I really find the the "greater-than signs" in Yahoo forums very distracting. What about instead of "so-and-so wrote:", maybe some dashes at the end of the quoted material, with the name of the person quoted? Just a thought. I don't want to demand too much.

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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:45 pm

James N. Dawson wrote:Hope I don't sound like I'm fussing, but although I like the compactness of the printable versions, there doesn't seem to be any way to distinguish between the quotes and the current reply or comment.

Hmm, I see what you mean. That's annoying.

I don't work "here", so I have no idea whether it is possible to adjust it. Sorry! :console:

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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby Rhino » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:04 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
James N. Dawson wrote:Hope I don't sound like I'm fussing, but although I like the compactness of the printable versions, there doesn't seem to be any way to distinguish between the quotes and the current reply or comment.

Hmm, I see what you mean. That's annoying.

I don't work "here", so I have no idea whether it is possible to adjust it. Sorry! :console:

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Seems to be a "feature" of the boardsoftware. In other forums using phpbb3 the formats of the printversions are identical to them here.
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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:16 am

Greetings,

As Rhino suggests, the settings are standardised, and I don't believe we can alter them.

Another possibility if you want to print something is to highlight it and copy-and-paste into MS Word and print from there.

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Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Postby Individual » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:41 am

retrofuturist wrote:As Rhino suggests, the settings are standardised, and I don't believe we can alter them.

It's possible to modify any forum software, but you'd have to have technical experience to do complex modifications. I don't think anyone here has that experience, although there might already be a mod to accomplish this on the website of the forum software.

If I remember correctly, this forum uses phpBB. You could search their mods list for a mod that allows for a "print" button on screen that creates a printable version:
http://www.phpbb.com/mods/

Doing a quick search myself, I found a mod that allows you to print a single post:
http://www.phpbb.com/mods/db/index.php? ... ib_id=9775

And a mod to print all posts in a single thread:
http://www.phpbb.com/mods/db/index.php? ... ib_id=8245

I don't know whether that changes the layout of the posts, though, making them nicer-looking when printed on paper.
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