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1. Posted by finesilver (Full Member 63 posts) 9y

I was wondering if there a way I can download my blog in its entirety in order to print the whole thing?

Thanks

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9y

Not currently unfortunately. Though it is something we could consider adding as it would be a nice addition.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

And if you could print it, bind it, put a fancy cover on it, sell it, ship it and send me my royalty cheque, that would be nice too!

Seriously though, I know a few people who have printed off trip reports and blog entries for light reading on planes. It's not a bad idea.

Greg

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

I did it the old fashioned way, which took flippin ages and obviously included all the extra cr*p (headers etc) that hitting "print" gives you.

It would be great if there would be away to download (or turn into a PDF, or simply print) the whole thing properly. Although I wrote journals, i also wanted a print/file version of my whole blog with pics and all.

I third the motion for a tool to do it properly!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 20, 2007, at 10:10 AM by Gelli ]

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

I did it the old fashioned way, which took flippin ages and obviously included all the extra cr*p (headers etc) that hitting "print" gives you.

It would be great if there would be away to download (or turn into a PDF, or simply print) the whole thing properly. Although I wrote journals, i also wanted a print/file version of my whole blog with pics and all.

I third the motion for a tool to do it properly!

For PDF, you could download and install the PDFCreator tool. It will install a printer driver into your Windows. All you have to do is to click on Print and change to the PDFCreator printer and a save PDF file box will appear. It's that easy.

This PDFCreator tool is free (GNU General Public Licence). Give it a try.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

I did it the old fashioned way, which took flippin ages and obviously included all the extra cr*p (headers etc) that hitting "print" gives you.

*frowns* Don't we have a print stylesheet for the blogs? *looks* Hmm, no, I guess not. Makes sense, somewhere, as it'd be really hard to make that work reliably with custom stylesheets when printing, but still, at the very least we should provide one when one of the default stylesheets has been applied.
(The basic idea of a print stylesheet is that, when printing, it automatically removes information such as navigation elements that's useless in print.)

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

I don't like giving away too much, but something along these lines is very high on the to do list :)

Note that with the option of hitting print, you'll only ever get what is on that page, so an option to print the whole thing is more likely to make sense ....

Saving to a pdf is a good option and in principle something I think more and more people are familiar with (without us having to make it automated), but only really works nicely if the print version is styled for print (kind of like the rest of the website is - anyone ever noticed that?! :) )!

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Note that with the option of hitting print, you'll only ever get what is on that page, so an option to print the whole thing is more likely to make sense ....

I noticed that regularly when having to open each blog entry individually!

For PDF, you could download and install the PDFCreator tool. It will install a printer driver into your Windows. All you have to do is to click on Print and change to the PDFCreator printer and a save PDF file box will appear. It's that easy.

It's not quite that simple for me. I already have a number of PDF printing options set up for work things, but if i use the same options for TP (or other websites) it still saves all the headers/Sidebars etc, which doesn't help. And If I install PDF create it overwrites & defaults to things i REALLY don't want it to. Been there, done that, spent 3 days rebuilding my settings.

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

It's not quite that simple for me. I already have a number of PDF printing options set up for work things, but if i use the same options for TP (or other websites) it still saves all the headers/Sidebars etc, which doesn't help. And If I install PDF create it overwrites & defaults to things i REALLY don't want it to. Been there, done that, spent 3 days rebuilding my settings.

I'm not familiar with that tool, but I assume it works much like the other pdf writers that exist. They don't allow the changing of the look of a page, which is why things wouldn't have looked good.... If the look was much better for a regular print, that same look would also show up when converted to a pdf (if that still makes sense?!).

10. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Oh, one other thing on the printing. If one wanted to print the entire blog, it would be excellent to be able to print them in the reverse order that they appear on the web - i.e. oldest entries appear first. That way, you could read it like a book, with the oldest things happening first.

Or, I suppose, one could just read the blog like it's that movie Memento...

Greg