Printing My Info

SkidAce
SkidAce
edited September 2014 in Campaign Portal Building
I used to keep a campaign PDF with links, TOC, and appendix as a word document that I then would turn into a PDF for distribution (or page printing).


Well that document is about three years out of date. Because I use Obsidian Portal instead...YAY!

One of my table top 5E players only uses computers for games (long story, not the point).


So I went to print out (and I knew this but it hadn't sunk in to this level yet) a background sheet for his deity.

Such as this "Oghma":https://alfaysia.obsidianportal.com/wikis/oghma (you know where this is going right?)

Can't get it to print for crap. Its too long to screen shot...I tried various "Save as" from Chrome and Internet Explorer. I tried Evernote Clipper (which I love) but even when I get just the article...all the alignment and such is jacked.

I'm going to have to reproduce things in Word that I want printed...aren't I?

Comments

  • ketherian
    ketherian
    Posts: 203
    Hi.

    Have you tried looking for a paste as HTML (in libra office it's under Paste special -> Paste as HTML).
    It keeps most of the formatting, but you'll still have to play with headers/footers/margins.

    Hope this helps.
    --
    Ketherian
    "Signs & Portends":https://swtwc.obsidianportal.com
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 271
    Skid,

    "try this":https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3gCc5jg8W-faWU5bDNLLUFRV2M/edit?usp=sharing
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    @Leonidas, that's helpful.

    Is that the result of pasting screenshots together? If so, simple idea that didn't occur to me.

    @ketherian, I'm looking into your idea also.


    THANKS!
  • Basileus
    Basileus
    Posts: 589
    You might also take a look at a couple free online tools that will convert webpages to PDFs

    "HTMLPDF.com":http://www.htmlpdf.com/

    "PDFCrowd.com":http://pdfcrowd.com/#convert_by_url+with_options

    They're... okay. Preserves links and such, which is nice, but they split things up oddly sometimes.
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    @Ketherian,

    looks like I am going with the "paste as HTML" method into a Word document.

    It gives me a little more control over what I select, and then if there are any inconsistencies, I can edit it in word.

    Thanks to everyone who suggested ideas, I did try every single one.

    ----

    Thinking I might want to archive my entire site this way. I was using the OPbackup function , then opening the file with a either a web browser or editor, but since the upgrade that has become a lot more work to find things, and some stuff is just to hard to find.

    Shame, the OP website is FANTASTIC, I update, player logs in and see it. BAM! But for the sake of redundancy, I think I will go back to archiving a pdf (made from the word doc) as a campaign setting bible.
  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    It's always good to have a backup, especially if for some reason one finds oneself without a reliable internet connection with which to access OP.

    Once upon a time, I was also doing this (and still do for generic NPCs, House Rules, and my Gem System mechanics), perhaps I should also look into doing some of this (always worked better writing stuff free-form and editing later, otherwise I sit on an open edit page for a couple hours and risk losing it all).

    _~Mae_

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    Yes, you are wise.

    I am starting my campaign bible backup today.

    The only interesting part (since not a wiki) is ordering the pages. My main wiki has buttons, those could be chapters I suspect.
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