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icon3.gif  Print post/thread? [message #5531] Sat, 07 September 2002 04:27 Go to next message
Kyfhon is currently offline  Kyfhon   United States
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It seems like this would be a simple feature to add. Pretty much just strip the extra stuff like headers and buttons. Unfortunately my knowledge of PHP precludes me from making a patch.
Re: Print post/thread? [message #5542 is a reply to message #5531] Sat, 07 September 2002 17:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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I have considered this feature, but I've yet to come up with a 'good' way of doing without creating virtually a copy of each page that could be printed.

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Re: Print post/thread? [message #5543 is a reply to message #5542] Sat, 07 September 2002 22:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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prottoss wrote on Sat, 07 September 2002 17:59

I have considered this feature, but I've yet to come up with a 'good' way of doing without creating virtually a copy of each page that could be printed.

That's generally how it's done, it would strip the extra stuff so as not to waste paper.
Re: Print post/thread? [message #5547 is a reply to message #5543] Sun, 08 September 2002 11:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, if the only way to do this is make a copy of everypage formatted for printing this feature will not likely to appear for quite a while. IMHO it is just not worth the effort needed to make it.

I would be more interested in desgining a function that would format existing layout into something printer friendly.


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Re: Print post/thread? [message #5550 is a reply to message #5531] Sun, 08 September 2002 13:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wouldnt using php's pdf generating library be a way to do it? i realize that it is not the most portable way but it should generate prints that look exactly like the webpage.
Re: Print post/thread? [message #5552 is a reply to message #5550] Sun, 08 September 2002 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's not nearly portable enough, since it would require the PDF extension that most people do not have installed.
Plus, the idea is that during printing images and stuff like that is not shown, otherwise just using the print button would work.


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Re: Print post/thread? [message #5553 is a reply to message #5531] Sun, 08 September 2002 13:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yeah i kinda figured as much. seems about the easiest way though without writing a custom function to reformat pages on the fly.
Re: Print post/thread? [message #9275 is a reply to message #5543] Wed, 19 March 2003 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So, still no print feature?
I am not a pro in development, but is e.g. adding beside "Quote Message" a button "print message" which would generate a page using the same reference mechanism (may be 2 more references) than quote, which outputs simply a page containing

Forum Host/Forum name/Thread name (or whatever is printed on top of each table with messages)

<TR><TD>username</TD> <TD> postdate</TD></TR>
<TR><TD COLSPAN=2>post content</TD></TD>

would it be difficult to implement such a feature?
Print thread feature would be nice to have too and it seems to me quite logical and printer friendly if you use the same format for the whole thread output, just no need to break the thread into pages, since you can't guess where the user's printed page will be cut due to theme or system or browser chosen font-size, therefore cutting print_thread into pages could only add confusion for some users and consume more of their paper sheets Smile.

And this is the ONLY major feature IMHO that FUDforum lacks, I guess I will bless you forever guys for such a great job! Very Happy It's my pleasure working with it even though I only started


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Re: Print post/thread? [message #9328 is a reply to message #9275] Mon, 24 March 2003 10:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Agreed, this is something that may appear in the next release, not the one due in the next few days.

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Re: Print post/thread? [message #38824 is a reply to message #9328] Thu, 30 August 2007 12:51 Go to previous message
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Ilia wrote on Mon, 24 March 2003 07:25

Agreed, this is something that may appear in the next release, not the one due in the next few days.

Will this feature (as described in the post above the one I'm quoting) ever be implemented?
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